Roof Pillar Collapse
Roof pillars are an integral part of most every vehicle manufactured not only provide protection to the occupant, but the roof and roof pillars completes and strengthens the vehicle’s body to the chassis and frame as one. Roofs reinforce are made the vehicle so it is less likely to cave in and crush passengers in the event of a rollover accident. While the roof should be safety feature to protect the occupants like a helmet in a crash, the roof on many cars, SUVs and pickup trucks can be dangerous in a rollover accident. This is an extremely important safety feature that can be the difference between life and death in the most serious accidents. Therefore, when roof pillars collapse or crush in in a rollover accident and injures the occupants, a roof crush defect lawsuits may be a possible for the injured victims. The heavier the vehicle like a Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 or the Ford F250 and Ford 350 as well of the Chevy 2500 and 3500, the more weight and force to crush down and collapse the roof supports.
Dangers of Roof Pillar Collapse
Roof pillars cannot prevent an accident, but in the event of a rollover accident, they can protect passengers from greater danger. Should this critical safety feature fail, passengers are more at risk for the following:
- Becoming pinned by the vehicle (suffocation)
- Trapped in vehicle in case of a fire
- Head trauma
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain damage
Contact a Roof Pillar Collapse Lawyer Today
If you were in a rollover accident that was worsened by a roof pillar failure, you may be entitled to compensation for your accident related injuries. The extensive injuries involved in rollover accidents and roof collapse are often the result of negligence on behalf of the car manufacturer. The legal team at the Willis Law Firm is committed to helping your voice be heard in these difficult times. Call 1-800-883-9858 to talk to a roof pillar failure attorney about the specifics of your situation today.