Vehicle Rollover Attorneys Ohio
Lawyers Handling Vehicle Rollover/Roof Crush Cases Nationwide
When a car rolls over in a crash, the roof can suddenly become the floor that holds the entire weight of the car. The auto industry knows that vehicles can roll over and how to design the car body so that the pillars support the roof in the event of a vehicle rollover, preserving the occupant space and protecting the driver and passengers. The roof-become-floor should sustain the "cage" of the car body and protect occupants. A well-designed car roof should protect drivers and passengers rather than causing injuries by collapsing.
A fortified car roof with pillars will properly prevent roof crush, a common cause of serious injuries, such as these:
- The roof comes down on the head of the driver and/or passengers
- The crushing weight of the roof bursts the cervical spinal vertebrae
- The injured occupant(s) may become paralyzed quadriplegics
When a Car Fails Its Most Critical Crashworthiness Test
An accident that might otherwise be relatively minor can become a life-changing catastrophe when a car part or system fails at the time of an accident. Vehicle rollovers tend to happen on entrance ramps and exit ramps or on sharp curves that require a car to make sudden changes in direction. A driver swerving to hit a deer or another car that pulled out in front of the vehicle may cause the automobile to move laterally at a high rate of speed, destabilizing the car and resulting in vehicle rollover.
Compensation for Families' Losses
Did your family member suffer a spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury in a vehicle rollover accident? Let us put our experience and knowledge of auto defects and the law to work for you. We understand that a catastrophic injury affects an entire family, not just the injured person. We have helped wives and husbands of serious car accident victims obtain ample compensation for their own losses in addition to recovering compensation for the injured person.
Call or e-mail the personal injury attorneys of Lowe Eklund Wakefield & Mulvihill Co., LPA, to schedule a no-obligation consultation about auto defects and personal injury after an SUV rollover/roof crush accident has injured you or someone in your family.
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