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Defective Product Roof Crush

In the event of a rollover accident, drivers and passengers inside a vehicle may suffer serious injuries or death if the vehicle’s roof collapses. If the structures supporting the vehicle’s roof (known as roof pillars) give way during the accident or if the roof is crushed as the vehicle rolls over, persons inside the vehicle may suffer serious harm. Persons who have been hurt because of a roof crush or roof collapse during a rollover accident may be forced to deal with lasting pain, long-term disabilities, and medical expenses. Such accidents may be caused by faulty vehicle design, improper materials, and failure to properly test the stability of roof pillars.

Roof collapse accidents may be caused by:

  • Roof pillar failure
  • Defective roof materials
  • Faulty vehicle design or roof pillar placement
  • Intrusion of the roof into the occupants’ space

It is essential that vehicle manufacturers properly design, test, and build roofs and roof support systems that are able to withstand rollover accidents and are able to protect a vehicle’s occupants.

It is important to note that individuals may also be seriously hurt or killed if they strike the vehicle’s roof during a rollover-accident, even if the roof does not collapse during the crash. Injuries may be caused by:

  • Seatbelt failure
  • Inertia buckle release
  • Latch failure on seatbelts
  • Car seat failure
  • Improper roof or seat design

If a vehicle’s safety restraints fail to operate in the intended manner, the persons inside the vehicle may be seriously injured if a rollover accident occurs.

If you or someone you love has been hurt because of a crushed roof or a roof collapse, contact Allen & Abaray, P.A. for a free consultation at (863) 669-9999.


The experienced Lakeland personal injury attorneys at Allen & Abaray, P.A. aggressively pursue accident injury cases throughout the state of Florida. If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, truck accident, slip and fall accident, or have suffered any type of injury because of someone else's negligence, call 1-863-669-9999 today for a free consultation.

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