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SUV Rollover Information

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The reason most sports utility vehicles are unstable on the road is their high center of gravity. Although the SUV is designed to be driven off road, little is provided to protect the occupant, i.e., roll bars, roll cages or other roof crush or occupant protection.

Rollovers can be caused wholly or in part by tire failures, tire tread defects (detreading or delamination), poor stability design, poorly designed suspension system and inadequate brakes. When the rollover occurs, the occupants face dangers if their are weak roof supports that crush or collapse, weak seatbacks that fail, the lack of headrest or head restraint devices, overly aggressive airbags, defective or poor fitting seat belts, dangerous lap only belts, faulty seat belt buckles, and window glass or windshields that allow passengers to be ejected.

Remember in a products liability action you are going up against a multi-billion dollar corporation. Many times they do not play by the same rules that you think is fair and honest. You are just a number to them and while they may say they care, their bottom line is saving the big company money and not paying out any money for their mistakes.