Roof Crush Injury Lawyer
A rollover accident can be deadly if the roof of the vehicle does not withstand the pressure of the vehicle as it rolls. There are specific safety and design standards that vehicle manufacturers are required to meet. These requirements ensure their vehicles protect occupants during a collision, including rollover accidents. When the roof structure is weak, it can crush and endanger the head and neck of occupants, creating a higher risk of severe injuries and death. You may have an auto products liability case!
All vehicles must meet certain crashworthiness criteria before they can be sold to consumers. One of these metrics is roof crush resistance. When a vehicle rolls onto its roof, the entire weight of the vehicle and its occupants is put on the roof. While a certain amount of “crushing” is expected, the roof should be able to withstand the weight without crushing more than a few inches. This protects the occupants and can prevent serious injuries to the head, neck and spine during a rollover accident.
Poor Roof Designs
Unfortunately, even with testing for safety, some vehicles have been designed with poor roof designs and were sold to unsuspecting consumers. They can seem perfectly safe and may never cause an injury, as long as they are not involved in a rollover accident. However, there are vehicles that have seriously injured occupants due to the roof crushing during a rollover accident. These injuries should have been prevented with a better roof structure design.
At Ligori & Sanders Attorneys at Law, we are always on the side of our clients and strive to ensure they receive the compensation they deserve for their injuries. If you have lost a loved one or were injured due to a roof crush during a rollover accident, contact our office to schedule a consultation. You may be eligible to file a claim for auto product liability against the vehicle manufacturer for an unsafe design.