Serious vehicle accident injuries and fatalities can result from any number of product defects. Air bag and initial switch defects certainly dominated the auto recall news this year. However, according to the consumer rights advocacy group Public Citizen, a crushed roof is a "major cause of rollover deaths and injuries."
The group contends that automakers have been able to get away with not making upgrades to roof strength as well as to safety belts and seat structures by arguing that the victims dove into the roof during the crash. However, says Public Citizen, "injuries among occupants directly correlate with the location of roof intrusion in the vehicle."
In heavy passenger vehicles like pick-up trucks and SUVs, support structures and roof pillars must be strong enough to prevent the roof from collapsing on the occupants during a rollover crash. Some people do not survive. Others are left with catastrophic, lifetime injuries like paralysis.
Our Miami firm represents victims of these horrific accidents and the families of those who don't survive. Our team of experts, including medical professionals, has handled a multitude of cases involving vehicle defects. We thoroughly investigate the accident and contributing factors.
We present the evidence in a compelling manner, using techniques like animations and computer graphics, to seek substantial settlements for our clients. We know that no amount of money can bring back a loved one or undo the injuries done in a rollover crash. However, we work to obtain compensation for medical and rehabilitative costs, lost wages and other damages such as pain and suffering.
We work on these cases as a team, but one of our attorneys will ultimately be responsible for it. Therefore, our clients are assured of a personal legal representative during a difficult time.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident where the roof of the vehicle did not hold up, call us toll-free or contact us online. The consultation is free, and if we take your auto defect case, you pay us nothing unless we succeed in making a recovery.