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Ford Explorer Rollover Accident Injury Lawsuits

Ford Explorer Rollover | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Accidents: Injury, Death | Tires, Blowouts, Equipment Failure

Blame is now being placed on Ford Motors for the unusually high amount of accidents involving the Ford Explorer. Based on a report by the Washington Post, citing analysis of national and Florida crash statistics, the Ford Explorer, even when fitted with tires other than Firestone, has a higher rate of tire-related accidents than other sport utility vehicles. According to the report Ford Explorers with Goodyear tires have been linked to 101 deaths nationwide.

The report states that in 25,000 fatal and nonfatal SUV accidents with 83 blown tires in Florida showed that tire blowouts in Goodyear equipped Explorers contributed to crashes at rates more than double those of other SUVs. This report demonstrates that no other make or model of SUV had a pattern of equipment failure that related as strongly to accidents as the Explorer's tire blowouts.

Using two different ways of measuring accident rates, the Explorer was either three or four times as likely as other SUVs to have a tire blowout contribute to an accident, the Post said. The report also stated that the Ford Explorer's higher fatality rate in blowout accidents appears to be related to rollovers.

In 5,870 single vehicle accidents in Florida, the Explorer was 13 percent more likely to roll than other compact SUVs. The Explorer was 53 percent more likely than other compact SUVs to roll over when an equipment failure such as faulty brakes, bald tires or blowouts caused an accident.

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If you or a loved has been injured in a Ford Explorer rollover, please fill out the form at the right for a free case evaluation by a qualified personal injury attorney or call us at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).


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Ford Ordered to Pay $29M in Rollover Crash

Jan 28, 2006 | AP
Ford Motor Co. was ordered to pay $29 million Friday in the case of a 22-year-old woman who was partially paralyzed after the Firestone tire on her Explorer failed and the vehicle rolled over.Firestone previously paid an undisclosed settlement in the case.Plaintiff attorneys touted the case as the first Ford-Firestone case to go all the way to a verdict since Firestone tire recalls started in 1999."You have a situation where all the parties agreed there was a tire defect, but the question was...

Ford Settles Many Rollover Cases

Dec 30, 2005 | The Billings Gazette,
Peace on earth, good will to men and a bunch of alpha male lawyers cozying up like reasonable folks to settle lawsuits worth hundreds of millions of dollars.Hey, maybe there is something special about the holiday spirit after all.A Texas lawyer and Ford Motor Company, whose ferocious legal wrangling in South Texas drew national attention in recent months, spent December sorting things out."There has been settlement of nine cases, and I know Ford and lawyer are going to be sitting down and...

Explorer Roof Called Too Weak

Nov 20, 2005 | Detroit News
Many of Ford Motor Co.'s best-selling Explorer SUVs from the 1999 to 2001 model years likely do not meet a crucial safety requirement intended to protect passengers in rollover crashes, a safety engineering firm claimed in a petition filed with the federal government.Safety Analysis and Forensic Engineering, which performs research for plaintiffs suing automakers, says internal Ford documents show that a substantial number of 1999 to 2001 Explorers likely do not comply with the federal vehicle...

Jury Awards $30.4M In Lawsuit Against Ford

Oct 3, 2005 | AP
A Texas jury awarded the family of a Brownsville teenager $30.4 million in damages and medical expenses Monday, finding that Ford Motor Co. was primarily at fault in the death of a 16-year-old who was killed in a March 2004 accident.The family had sued the automaker, saying the roof of their truck failed to protect Jennifer Garcia in the crash that caused the Ford truck to roll over. The accident occurred as Garcia was traveling with her parents to Corpus Christi in a 1993 Ford F-150 and their...

National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) To Toughen Rules for Auto Roofs

Aug 19, 2005 |
By the end of the month, the NHTSA will probably institute a new set of regulations requiring stronger roofs for cars, trucks, and especially larger SUVs.The need for such changes has been a matter of disagreement between the auto industry and safety groups. Automakers have argued that strengthening roofs does not improve safety on the top-heavy SUVs that tend to rollover more frequently, but whose luxury price tags translate into big profits.Safety advocates have taken the position that roof...

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