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:
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:
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.
For over twenty years, the law firm of Allen & Abaray, P.A. has provided exceptional statewide representation for injury victims, and the families of those who are injured or killed by the conduct of others. While our personal injury lawyers are based in Lakeland, we represent clients throughout the State of Florida.
Allen & Abaray, P.A. offers a free consultation in all personal injury cases. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in any type of accident, call (863) 669-9999 or toll-free at (877) 669-6899 today to speak with a Lakeland personal injury attorney about your case. We won’t charge an attorney’s fee unless we recover money for your injuries.*