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Vehicle Roof Crush Injury Lawyers

Vehicle Roof Crush Injury Lawyers

"Automobile and truck roofs that crush in on its passengers are responsible for more catastrophic injuries and deaths than any other type of automotive defect that we see in our practice" says attorney John Bisnar. "For less than $100 these roofs could have been strengthened to the point that most lives lost due to roof failures would have been saved."

The Roof Crush Injury Lawyers of Bisnar Chase have been settling and litigating vehicle roof crush injury cases for the past 39 years. Being involved in a roof collapse accident can have serious repercussions. To take on large automotive corporations for justice is a battle between you, the defense and engineering experts; you need strength, experience and skill to win.

Bisnar Chase attorneys balance the scales, pursue your rights and hold wrongdoers accountable. We have won over $650 Million dollars for our clients and believe that holding irresponsible corporations accountable for the harm they cause is a civic responsibility to the safety of the motoring public.

If you or someone you know has been involved in a roof crush car accident involving serious injuries, contacting a personal injury lawyer is one of the best decisions you could make. When you contact the attorneys of Bisnar Chase, you will receive a free consultation & a promise to shield you from liability during your case. Call 800-561-4887 and we will start fighting for you today.

How Common Are Car Roof Crush Injuries?

The most common of roof crush injuries occurs in car accidents, specifically in rollover incidents. A rollover accident takes place when a vehicle is knocked over onto the side or on the roof of a car.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that an estimated 11,000 fatalities have come from vehicle roof rollover accidents. These types of roof crush accidents are due to a number of factors that can range from the weather to poor driving.

6 Reasons Why Rollover Accidents Occur:

  • Type of vehicle
  • Under the influence of a substance
  • Auto defect in design
  • Speeding
  • Weather conditions such as heavy rain
  • Poor road conditions
  • In order to prevent roof crush injuries, 35 years ago, NHTSA adopted Rule 216 of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard.

    In order to prevent roof crush injuries, the NHTSA adopted Rule 216 of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard. NHTSA officials suggest updating the regulation with today’s technology advancements, requiring roofs to withstand direct pressure of 2.5 times the vehicle weight.

    This rule presents a major loophole for SUVs weighing over 5,000 pounds. Vehicles over 5,000 pounds are not affected by government regulation regarding their roofs. Automakers are free to design and build this class of vehicle without the safety standards normally associated with passenger vehicles.

    It is the judgments and settlements wrongdoers have to pay that punish shortsighted companies who favor profit over lives and encourages them to prevent future damages by quashing irresponsible advertising, design and manufacturing. Bisnar Chase has held companies including General Motors, Toyota, Nissan, Chrysler and Ford accountable and forced to them compensate victims who purchased SUVs and other vehicles that caused unnecessary deaths and injuries.

    Bisnar Chase continues to fight for clients whose lives will never be restored through money alone, by holding the auto industry accountable for product liability encouraging vehicle design safety.

    Why You Need a Roof Crush Injury Lawyer

    Drivers who suffer a catastrophic injury such as traumatic brain injuries or back problems in a roof related accident can have lifelong affects often requiring long-term medical care. Hiring a personal injury attorney will not only help you gain compensation for damages but it can also improve the safety regulations of a company.

    Reasons why you need to hire a roof crush injury lawyer

  • Improved safety standards may result from the lawsuit: Sometimes certain procedures or regulations are not set in place to protect the driver. By proceeding with a roof crush accident case other drivers can benefit by having a better standard of safety put in place.
  • Damages and losses deserve to be covered: Lost wages and physical therapy can become increasingly problematic for a roof injury victim over time. By hiring an experienced roof crush injury attorney you can receive the compensation you rightfully deserve including medical bills.
  • Liability: Proving negligence will aid in your case and can add to the amount you would receive for damages. A roof crush injury attorney can hold someone responsible for your injuries and losses you have accumulated because of the incident.

    Our Roof Crush Attorneys Are Here to Help

    The California law firm of Bisnar Chase stands behind its commitment to represent clients who are seriously injured during a roof crush accident.

    Brian Chase is the litigation team leader at the law firm. In 2012, his peers nominated Mr. Chase "Trial Attorney of the Year" for his success in litigating cases against negligent automakers.

    Our attorneys understand the history and intricacies between vehicle manufacturers, NHTSA and the liability laws that hold automakers financially accountable for negligent design. Our roof crush injury litigation team has successfully concluded a number of California cases with the lawyers from Ford and General Motors, involving people who died as a result of SUV and light duty truck rollover accidents where the roofs failed and crushed the vehicle's occupants.

    Contact our law office today and receive a free evaluation. If there is no win, there is no fee.

    Call 800-561-4887 and we start fighting for the compensation we know you deserve.

    Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys
    1301 Dove St. #120
    Newport Beach, CA 92660





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