A roof collapse, or “roof crush,” is a common effect of a rollover accident that can lead to serious injury or death. What happens is the structural supports of the vehicle (the doors, the roof supports, etc.) will fail under the weight of the vehicle’s engine block and undercarriage. While some people might see this as a natural issue in rollover accidents, cars are specifically designed to meet NHTSA roof strength standards.
If your car’s roof failed in a rollover accident, then there is a good chance your car is defective. Cars are legally mandated to be able to withstand 2.5 times its own weight on its doors and structures. When it fails to do so, they put passenger lives at risk. Roof collapses are responsible for neck and head injuries, paralysis, and death. In fact, some safety advocates believe that rollover fatality rates are owed to roof collapse. Rollovers themselves are not the deadly component—it’s what happens to passengers when their vehicles stop rolling that could lead to potential injury or loss.
Steps to Take After a Roof Collapse Accident in Florida
At Clark Fountain, we urge you to reach out to us immediately after a car accident with a roof crush component. These serious and dangerous accidents deserve to be made public in court, and manufacturers who fail to do their jobs correctly ought to be made legally liable for the costs and suffering their customers receive.
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Clients turn to Clark Fountain because we:
- Have more than 200 years of experience
- Have secured more than over a Billion dollars for clients
- Take on cases that are highly complex and difficult
- Exhaust every possible legal avenue to fight for our clients
- Are among the most highly-rated injury lawyers in Florida
If you are unsure about affording a Florida vehicle roof collapse injury lawyer, know this: our firm believes top-quality advocacy should be available to everyone, regardless of finances. That’s why our firm covers the costs of investigation, litigation, and legal fees for the whole process—and we never charge a fee unless you have recovered compensation as a result of our efforts. We put our full weight behind your case because we believe in it, and you shouldn’t have to pay for the right to hold carmakers accountable.
Significant Case Results
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