Chevrolet Trailblazer Rollover Accidents
The Chevrolet Trailblazer is a mid-size sports utility vehicle produced in the United States from 2002- 2009. This popular model was advertised as an upscale version of the previously sold Chevrolet Blazer. Before its discontinuation in 2009, the Trailblazer underwent several recalls for its faulty airbags, exterior lighting, and electrical system. The electrical problems in the 2007 model lead to multiple fires that caused serious injury to their customers. Rollover accidents were also more prominent with the Chevrolet Trailblazer, leading to life-threatening injuries and extensive property damage.
Factors of SUV Rollover Accidents
Rollover accidents are often caused by unforeseeable circumstances. While driver error is a common reason for rollover accidents, car manufacturers are responsible for certain product malfunctions that cause serious rollover accidents to occur. Other causes of rollover accidents include:
- High center of gravity of SUVs
- Vehicle safety malfunction
- Poor vehicle stability
- Road defects
Sport utility vehicles inherently have a high center of gravity that causes the vehicles to be more prone to rollover accidents. This relationship between the center of gravity and track width causes SUVs – particularly older models – to become unstable while maneuvering turns or traversing other road features.
Contact a Chevy Trailblazer Rollover Attorney
A rollover accident can cause serious damage to property and person. The manufacturers of faulty vehicles should be held responsible for the damages caused by their dangerous product(s). If you or a loved one was involved in a rollover accident while driving a Chevrolet Trailblazer, contact the knowledgeable rollover lawyers at Auto Defects to discuss your options to compensation for your pain and suffering. Call today to learn more.