Billions of dollars have been spent by automotive manufacturers that were meant to improve the overall design and safety of vehicles driven by consumers. These efforts have led to remarkable progress in terms of overall structural safety in vehicles of all types, but one part of many cars, trucks and SUV's that remains dangerous is the roof. If you or someone you love has been injured because of a collapsing vehicle roof, you need to seek the help of experienced Sacramento roof crush lawyers as soon as possible.
Below you'll find information regarding statistics that relate to roof crush incidents in the United States. You'll also find information regarding how and why so many roofs have failed when vehicle occupants needed them the most. Finally, you'll find information regarding how you can obtain the help of experienced Sacramento roof crush lawyers if you or someone you love has been harmed in this manner.
While there is some belief that the statistics regarding roof crush incidents are somewhat under-recorded, the statistics that are available indicate that as many as 15,000 people every year are killed in the United States because the roofs on their vehicles collapse on top of them. This is a stunning number and should alert anyone who sees it to the scope and seriousness of this problem.
There are many reasons for roof crush incidents to occur in such a high number, but there is no one hard-and-fast cause for all of these problems. Generally, people who have filed lawsuits against the manufacturers of vehicles whose roofs have failed have succeeded because the juries have found that these roofs were made cheaply and without the same safety standards as the rest of the bodies of the vehicles. In addition, roofs have crushed because they were simply not strong enough to support the weight of a vehicle after it rolled over.
Unfortunately, when people are injured or even killed because the roof of their vehicle collapses on top of them when they needed them for protection, the legal fallout can be extremely complicated to handle. This is especially true for someone who does not possess a legal background, as that person will likely be working against a multi-billion-dollar corporation and high-priced expert witnesses and defense attorneys.
Simply put, this is not a fair fight unless someone who has been forced into this position takes steps to level the playing field. This can be done if someone who has been harmed in this manner obtains the help of Sacramento roof crush lawyers who have been fighting successfully for the rights of those harmed for nearly 20 years. Contact the Demas Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.