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Helping Victims of Roof Crush & Collapse Injuries

There are more than 250,000 rollover crashes in the United States each year. Because energy gets dissipated gradually and over a long distance as the vehicle rolls, rollovers typically involve much lower peak forces than other collisions such as frontal impacts. Rollovers are therefore highly survivable events provided that the vehicle has an effective restraint system and that the occupant compartment remains intact. Many vehicles lack adequate rollover crashworthiness protections. Roof strength is wholly inadequate in many vehicles, resulting in excessive roof crush during rollover. The best restraint system in the world cannot keep you safe if the roof comes crushing in on your head and neck during a rollover accident.

Severe roof crush during a rollover can cause severe head and neck injuries. If you have been injured due to a roof defect, roof crush, or a collapsing roof of a car, talk to one of our auto defect attorneys today at The Gilbert Law Group®.

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Lack of Action by Automakers

Though auto industry research has long demonstrated the relationship between roof crush and head and neck injuries, the industry has been slow to incorporate these findings into vehicle design. The roofs of many vehicles are merely designed to meet minimum federal safety standards, set forth in Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (“FMVSS”) 216. A roof that merely meets FMVSS 216, however, can easily crush a foot or more during a rollover.

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When a vehicle sustains severe roof crush during a rollover, the occupants are at high risk of spinal cord injury. In these two accident vehicles, a “surrogate” of the approximate size and weight of the injured plaintiff was seated in the vehicle to demonstrate the dramatic reduction in occupant survival space.

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Call our team at The Gilbert Law Group® if you would like to discuss your options after a roof crush injury.


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When you are facing complex legal issues and high-profile defendants, you need a lawyer who knows how to fight these battles. Our team has taken on some of our nation’s biggest corporations and, with the help of our network of professional consultants and our skilled in-house engineering team, can help jurors make sense of highly technical evidence.

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  • Fatal Car Accident $9,000,000
  • Wrongful Death $8,400,000


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