Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts roof crush accident lawyer has handled numerous wrongful death matters and injury claims resulting from the collapse of a motor vehicle roof following a rollover accident.
Car accidents can be as minor as small fender benders or as serious as rollovers into ditches. In many of the more serious car accidents, passengers and drivers are often at risk of severe injuries due to roof crushes. Some cars are more susceptible to roof crushes than others, although the car is only as safe as the driver and other outside circumstances impacting the drive. If you have been injured in a car accident resulting in roof crushing, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Roof Crush Accidents
We purchase new cars largely based on safety rankings and their ability to protect us in case of a serious accident. It is a frightening experience to not only go through the trauma of an accident, but the addition of a severe accident often involves a rollover event. Sport utility vehicles (or “SUVs”) have a high rollover rate which often leads to roof crush accidents.
When a roof collapses in a vehicle, the driver and passengers can often be crushed under the weight of the vehicle and the pressure of the ground. This can often lead to severe injuries including spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, and concussions. Additionally, roof crush accidents increase the likelihood that a victim will be ejected from the vehicle during the accident.
Roof crush injuries should not occur during accidents. Most vehicles promote their safety ratings and seduce potential buyers with statistics touting that their vehicle is the safest SUV or sedan on the market. However, if these advertisements are not completely true, you could be severely injured in a rollover accident if the roof does not hold up to the level it was promised. Car manufacturers should be held liable for injuries received as the result of a roof crush accident, especially if you purchased the car based on safety ratings. You should not be responsible to pay for injuries you received while driving a vehicle which was promised to you to be safe in any accident.
Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts Personal Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one have been injured in a roof crush accident, do not hesitate to contact Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts roof crush accident lawyer. Our attorney has years of experience in handling roof crush cases and understand the science of roof crushes. We place our trust in cars and other motor vehicles to keep us safe in case of accidents. However, when our cars fail us during devastating accidents, someone must be held responsible for our injuries. Contact Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts roof crush accident lawyer in its West Hartford, Glastonbury, or Enfield office today for your initial free consultation.