Roof Crush Injuries and Accidents
There are many reasons why automotive manufacturers make weak roofs for some vehicles. One reason is money. It’s cheaper to build a lower quality vehicle roof. Another reason is our lack of government regulation. Standards for roof crush are low. There are constant efforts underway on behalf of automakers to make the standards even lower.
Many different vehicles are known to have problems with roof strength. There are cars, trucks, and SUVs that suffer from poor roof structure. Many times the problem is only identified after the vehicle has rolled, killing or severely injuring someone who was inside the vehicle. There are several SUV designs in particular that are well known for their inadequacy in a wreck. The roof may crush in even the best of circumstances. Some pickup truck designs are also known for their roof crush potential.
At Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP, we investigate cases of roof crush. There is no substitute for obtaining a qualified legal opinion on whether or not you may have a case. We will be glad to help you navigate the maze of information to determine whether or not the roof of your vehicle may have been defective.