Your car’s roof doesn’t just keep the rain out of your vehicle during a cloudy day. It also keeps you safe during an accident. If your vehicle rolls over, you need your car’s roof to stay in place so you won’t suffer from a serious injury. Unfortunately, many people don’t deal with a simple rollover. They also have to suffer through a vehicle roof collapse. While some drivers think that is just what happens when you undergo a rollover, that’s actually not true. Roof collapses are often due to manufacturer negligence, which is why it’s always a good idea to contact Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath.
Why Do Roofs Collapse?
If you ask the manufacturer why your vehicle’s roof collapsed, the representative will be quick to tell you that vehicles aren’t meant to roll over. In reality, vehicles should be designed with strong roof pillars that can support the weight of the vehicle if the car is rolled. If the pillars aren’t strong enough or if they are in the wrong place, the roof will collapse. Also, if the manufacturer uses the wrong materials when building the roof, the roof is more likely to collapse. If faulty design or manufacturing elements are at fault, you might be able to receive compensation for the collapse.
Roof Collapses Are Serious
Roof collapses are dangerous, so Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath continues to pressure the automobile industry to build safe vehicles that can withstand rollover accidents. We remind the automobile industry that roof collapses cause a variety of injuries, including:
- Spinal injuries
- Catastrophic brain injuries
- Broken bones
Until the automobile industry makes safer vehicles, we will continue to work with consumers to ensure they get the money they deserve. By fighting on the side of consumers, we will make the roadways safer, one vehicle at a time.