If you have been involved in an auto accident in which your vehicle's roof caved in or was crushed, you should contact a New York roof crush attorney at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP today to discuss your case. Since 1990, our attorneys have been aggressively and skillfully representing the rights of clients who have been seriously injured as the result of defective automobiles and holding the product manufacturers legally responsible for their negligence. We have used our skills and knowledge to recover millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. Please contact us for a free consultation with one of our accomplished New York personal injury lawyers.
Every year in the United States, many drivers and passengers suffer the consequences of defective vehicle roofs when they are seriously injured in both single and multi-vehicle accidents. When a person is involved in a rollover accident, or any other type of auto accident which places the roof of the car on the ground, they are at risk for devastating injuries due to the roof caving in or being crushed.
Most passenger vehicles do not come equipped with the necessary roll bars or adequate roof support required to keep the roof from collapsing when the car flipping over. It is the responsibility of auto manufacturers to produce safe vehicles that do not place drivers or occupants at risk for injuries, and if automakers fail to do so, they can and should be held liable for any injuries or fatalities that result from their negligence.
There are a variety of reasons that can lead to the roof caving in, such as:
- Defective roof design
- Defective roof and vehicle production
- Improper installation of vehicle roof
Although rollovers are the most common cause for roofs crushing, there are other causes for these accidents, such as an object dropping on the roof from a higher elevation.
Brain injury, spinal cord injury, and paralysis, may be sustained during a roof crush accident. In addition to these and other terrible injuries occurring, victims of a roof crush accident may be trapped in the vehicle and become unable to escape, possibly resulting in death if the car were to catch on fire or explode.
It is your right, as the victim of a roof crush accident to hold the vehicle manufacturer responsible for the injuries that were caused by the dangerous and defective automobile that they produced and sold to you. By filing an auto products liability lawsuit against the manufacturer, you may persuade them to improve the quality of vehicles they produce, in addition to saving the lives of other innocent consumers. At Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, our NY auto product liability attorneys will use our skill and legal knowledge to recover for you the maximum monetary compensation available to you for your injuries.
If you have suffered injuries as the result of an auto roof crush or car roof collapse in New York, please contact the experienced lawyers at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP. Call (212) 986-7353 for a free consultation.
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