Inability to Exit the Vehicle
When someone is involved in a sudden car accident, in order for them to be treated by paramedics and taken to the hospital, they must first be able to exit the vehicle. In most car accidents, this is usually not difficult. Unfortunately, whenever someone is involved in a rollover accident, exiting the vehicle may be extremely difficult and even impossible. Many vehicles that are prone to rollovers are also lacking the proper roof pillar strength, which prevents the roof from crushing down on occupants. Because of this, passengers are often trapped inside the vehicle until they can be rescued. Unfortunately, this problem often causes more severe injuries and can often be fatal.
If you or a loved one was injured or killed in rollover accident due to inadequate roof supports, don’t hesitate to contact the experienced and skilled legal team at the Willis Law Firm. No one should have to bear the financial burden of a vehicle manufacturer’s negligence. For more information on how you may be entitled to compensation for your accident, contact us today at 800-883-9858.
Risks of Not Exiting the Vehicle
When a vehicle rolls over, a crushed roof means that exiting the vehicle becomes extremely difficult. The potential consequences of such a situation are many and include:
- The vehicle must be moved in order to rescue individuals, which could cause additional injuries
- Individuals in the car are unable to exit when there is a car fire due to the accident
- Increased time between the injury and being able to receive treatment
Roof crushes are one of the most dangerous aspects of rollovers, and unfortunately, far too many vehicle roofs are not equipped to withstand the impact of a rollover, causing car accident victims even further harm.
At the Willis Law Firm, our legal team understands how difficult the aftermath of a serious accident can be. If you or a loved one was injured due to a rollover accident, the vehicle’s manufacturer may be liable. To speak with someone about your case today, contact our offices at 800-883-9858.