Our NY Auto Accident Attorneys Help Victims Receive Compensation For Injury or Death from Roof Collapse Accidents
Roof Collapse or Roof Crush Often Results in Serious Injury or Death
A roof collapse or roof crush occurs when a vehicle rolls over and the roof crushes, collapses or deforms, compromising the occupant survival space. The sad truth is that, in the late 1960s, the auto industry concealed important test results from the government and convinced the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to pass a roof intrusion standard that was woefully inadequate to protect occupants from serious head and neck injuries and partial ejections that occurred when roofs badly deform in even low-speed rollover accidents
As a result, the auto industry builds cars with roofs so weak that they collapse under their own weight. Over 26,000 people are seriously injured, and 10,000 are killed, in rollover accidents every year. Many of those injuries are directly related to catastrophic roof collapse, or ejection caused by glass breakage that occurs as a direct consequence of roof collapse. Weak roofs injure and kill. SUVs are especially susceptible to rollovers because of their narrow track width and high center of gravity, causing instability.
Rollovers that result in roof collapse and roof crush often lead to:
- Severed spinal cord injuries
- Head Injuries
- Deaths to the occupants, especially those in the front seats
Compounding the problem of a roof collapse and roof crush is the potential release of the seatbelt buckle during the wreck or rollover, allowing the person to be thrown into a roof pillar or ejected out of the vehicle. If there is a door latch failure or door lock malfunction and the door opens during the rollover or wreck, then additional dangers face the occupants.
If you have been in an accident involving a roof collapse or roof crush you may have grounds for a personal injurycase, product liability case, or wrongful death case. We work on a contingency basis, which means that you don’t pay a cent until you receive compensation, at which point you are charged a percentage of the settlement.
There is no fee for our roof crush lawyers unless a recovery is won.
Our New York law firm offers a free initial consultation. Click here to contact us regarding roof collapse and roof crush accidents and find out whether you have grounds to make a claim, at no cost to you. You may also call us toll free at: 1-800-9-LIPSIG for a free consultation.