Roof Crush Injuries in San Diego, CA
Car Defect attorneys helping Accident victims recover justice
One of the most controversial current topics in motor vehicle safety design and regulation concerns the obligation of a car manufacturer to protect against the risk of injury in a rollover resulting in roof crush. The auto industry and consumer protection groups are engaged in a long battle to shape the specifics of new regulations.
We have long experience with the investigation and presentation of claims in roof crush cases. Our record of over 120+ settlements and verdicts of $1 million each or more demonstrates our ability to present a convincing case as to both liability and damages in catastrophic and fatal injury claims.
If you or a loved one was injured in a car crash due to a roof impact or unstable roof, contact our firm for the representation you need. We can help you hold responsible parties accountable.
Inadequate Standard, Dangerous Roofs
There is little doubt that the current standard for motor vehicle roof strength is inadequate. About a fourth of all traffic fatalities are caused by roof crush in rollovers; many of these are caused by the ejection of the driver or passengers due to the total failure of door, windshield, and seat belt systems upon roof collapse.
The NHTS has already proposed increasing the standards of light passenger cars to bear more weight on the roof. This would lead to far safer results during rollover accidents, as these current standards only apply to heavy vehicles.
A study written by the Institute on Development and Disability reports that for every 10 cm of roof crush, the passengers have a 64% greater chance of a life-threatening injury. 10 cm also increases the chances of a head or spine injury by 44%. This reveals that no amount of unstable roof structure is acceptable.
Auto makers have unfortunately chosen for less effective and cheaper options to solve the roof crush issue. Until the standard requires safe roofs, it is up to consumers to hold manufacturers accountable, thus convincing them to examine their vehicles and consider safer alternatives. Our firm is here to help consumers do just that.
Two Decades of Experience Suing Auto Manufacturers
The litigation of auto defects has long formed a core practice area for our firm. We know how to present evidence of a manufacturer's failure to protect against known risks; few risks are better understood than those presented by defective roof crush cases in SUV rollovers and other accidents. Our ability to present your case as to both liability and damages in clear, persuasive terms can represent a significant advantage to our clients.
At The McClellan Law Firm, we limit our caseload so that we represent no more than 15 clients at a time. This allows us to provide the comprehensive, accessible client service that our clients deserve. We understand the challenges that individuals and families face in the aftermath of a disabling injury or accidental death and do everything we can to address your needs while working toward the maximum recovery possible.
To learn more about our ability to represent your interests effectively in a roof crush injury or fatality case, contact a San Diego personal injury attorney via email or call (619) 215-1488.