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Riverside Roof Crush Lawyers

Riverside Roof Crush Lawyers

Riverside Roof Crush Attorneys at Bisnar Chase are here to help you win your case. Car accidents resulting in a severe roof crush can result in severe, catastrophic injuries with daily fatalities.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that about a third of all vehicle occupant fatalities result from rollover accidents. Roof crush occurs when the roof of an overturned vehicle fails to withstand the pressure and caves in toward the occupants.

This can happen as the vehicle rolls over or as the vehicle comes to rest upside down after the crash. Either way, occupants risk suffering devastating head, neck, and back injuries when the roof fails to retain its shape.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, please contact the Riverside personal injury attorneys of Bisnar Chase for a Free Case Evaluation now at 951-530-3711.

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Do I Need an Experienced Auto Defect Lawyer?

It is important to consider your legal options before making any decisions. Accepting a quick settlement from an insurance company will negate your ability to pursue additional compensation. Therefore, it is important to evaluate the fairness of the offer and the potential value of your claim.

Automakers who fail to manufacture safe vehicles despite having the resources and technological know-how to do so for years should be held accountable for their negligence and eagerness to put profits before public safety.

The experienced Riverside roof crush attorneys have a long and successful track record of helping catastrophically injured victims, and their families obtain fair and total compensation for their losses due to auto defects such as roof crush liability. We have taken on some of the most complex auto defect cases, including nationwide roof crush and seatback failure injury cases.

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Roof Crush Injuries In Riverside

Even properly buckled occupants during a rollover can get thrown around from side to side, resulting in sprains, strains, internal injuries, and bone fractures. If the vehicle’s structure fails, the occupants can get crushed inside.

Roof crush injuries commonly involve vertebrae fractures, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries. It is common for survivors of roof crush injuries to suffer catastrophic injuries and disabilities, including paralysis. The injuries’ severity depends on the part of the roof that failed relative to where the victim was seated.

Importance of Preserving the Vehicle After a Roof Crush Accident

Whenever a roof crush accident occurs, it is important to investigate why the vehicle failed to work properly. If it is determined that the vehicle was defectively designed or built, it may be possible for the victim or the victim’s family to file a claim against the auto part manufacturer.

This will prove difficult if the damaged vehicle is not preserved correctly for a thorough inspection immediately after the crash. After a rollover crash, taking photos of the damaged vehicle is important.

It is crucial to obtain close-up shots of the roof showing how far it caved in. The vehicle must be towed and preserved so an expert can thoroughly examine it for defects, malfunctions, and design flaws. Your attorney will work with experts to identify and catalogue your auto defect.

Product Liability Claims and Class Action Suits

Victims of defective products have the right to file a product liability claim against the at-fault manufacturer. In such cases, plaintiffs must prove that the product was defective, that they suffered a loss, and that their loss was directly related to the defect.

In the event of a roof crush incident, it must be determined if the roof failed because it was defectively designed or assembled. Large dents and cave-ins could be a sign of a defective roof.

In general, an investigation should occur if the roof caved in five inches or more during the accident. Experts hired by your attorney will identify the dangerous defect that caused the injuries.

Government Regulation and Roof Crush

Consumer advocates have called for higher standards in rollover safety for many years.

  • NHTSA estimates that 10,000 deaths result from rollover accidents each year and about 667 of those fatalities are caused by roof crushes.
  • In 2009, the NHTSA issued new standards that could save up to 135 lives and prevent 1,065 injuries annually.
  • Under the new standards that officially went into effect in September 2012, the roof of vehicles under 6,000 pounds must withstand three times the curb weight of the vehicle.
  • Furthermore, vehicles weighing between 6,000 and 10,000 pounds are now required to withstand 1.5 times the weight of the vehicle.

Before this regulation, there was no required standard for larger vehicles. The new regulations do not cover 12- to 15- passenger vans that are notorious for their involvement in catastrophic and fatal rollover crashes. The regulations do not affect hard- or soft-top convertibles either.

Damages Covered

Victims of defective auto parts can pursue financial compensation for all of their losses by filing a claim against the auto manufacturer with their lawyer. A successful product liability claim can result in financial compensation for:

  • Medical bills including the cost of hospitalization and surgeries
  • Cost of medication and medical devices
  • Lost wages including time away from work and lost earning potential
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disability consideration
  • Rehabilitation costs

When an individual is killed in a roof crush accident, the victim’s family can file a wrongful death claim seeking compensation for their losses. Such claims, which are filed by immediate family members, seek compensation for damages such as medical expenses, funeral costs, lost future income and benefits and loss of love and companionship.

In any instance, it is not easy to deal with an injury accident on your own.

Contact our Riverside Roof Crush Lawyers

Again, if you have been injured in a car accident involving a crushed roof, we urge you to contact the Riverside Roof Crush Attorneys of Bisnar Chase to speak to one of our trial lawyers. Recovery is only a phone call away! We’ve recovered hundreds of millions for our clients. Call us at 951-530-3711 for a free consultation.

Case Results

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    Consumer Class Action

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    Motor Vehicle Accident

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    Auto Defect – Seat Manufacturers, Johnson Controls

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    Motorcycle Accident

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    Defective Seatback

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    Bicycle Accident

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I’m so impressed with this law firm. I lost my mother because of a seat defect when she was rear-ended in an auto accident and Bisnar Chase stepped up and took our case. The staff is wonderful and Brian Chase took his time explaining everything via phone with me. I’m honored to have the best of the best working on our family’s behalf, trying to get justice for my Mom, because of a negligent car company still manufacturing faulty seats. I look forward to working with this firm and am hopeful for a positive outcome. Thank you so much, Brian Chase. I know you will work your hardest on this case. God Bless you.

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I had an attorney for my truck accident who wanted almost 60% of what my case was worth. Worse than that, he was willing to settle for $5,000.00 with the insurance company even though I was still treating for whiplash and back pain. I contacted Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys because a friend recommended them. My case was handled exceptionally well! I was being kept notified throughout the whole process and only when I was comfortable with the settlement figure, did my attorney Gavin Long, accept it. I felt like we were working together and I felt listened to. I would refer Bisnar Chase to anyone who wants quality over quantity!

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