How to Pursue Compensation for Roof Collapse Injury in a Rollover Accident

Lever & Ecker, PLLC November 15, 2022 Car Accidents

In a motor vehicle rollover accident, the integrity of the roof of the car is essential to your safety. The manufacturing and design of the roof must prevent it from crushing or folding under the weight of the vehicle, to protect occupants from further injury. A roof with a manufacturing or design defect might not perform up to the legal standard and cause further harm to car occupants in a rollover accident. With the guidance of an experienced roof collapse lawyer, you may seek damages against the auto manufacturer for roof collapse injuries in a product liability lawsuit for negligent manufacturing or product design. 

At Lever & Ecker, PLLC, we understand that negligent car manufacturers need to be held liable for building unsafe vehicle roofs, or for failing to provide clear warnings for possible hazards related to purchasing their vehicles. Rollover accidents are often quite serious, and roof collapse injuries in those accidents can be life-altering, if not fatal. We have 65+ years of combined legal experience advocating for New Yorkers’ rights and holding negligent companies accountable for failing to produce products that are safe for consumers. 

Liability in a Roof Collapse Rollover Accident

There are thousands of rollover accident fatalities annually, with over 3,000 passenger, SUV, and truck occupant deaths in 2020. According to the NHTSA, rollovers occur in about 3% of all serious collisions. However, they account for about 30% of deaths in accidents involving passenger vehicles. Flawed design and inadequate roof structural support manufacturing leads to a vehicle’s weight crushing passengers. 

Product liability cases help to impose responsibility on manufacturers and vendors to produce and market products that are safe for their advertised use. When safety regulations are not upheld, and injuries and fatalities occur because the product does not work as promised, legal action may be taken against the manufacturer and other related parties in the so-called stream of commerce. When a design or manufacturing defect is the primary cause of a roof collapse injury, with the guidance of a product liability lawyer you may hold the company accountable for failing to protect you against a faulty product. 

Other liable parties may include the following: 

  • Distributors and dealers 
  • Material suppliers for supplying faulty materials 
  • Product designers 

In a roof collapse injury case, the product liability lawyers at Lever & Ecker, PLLC may conduct an extensive investigation into the details of the accident to demonstrate how the manufacturer of the vehicle failed to uphold the necessary duty of care to ensure the roof was properly constructed pursuant to federal and state safety standards to withstand the pressure of a rollover accident. It is essential to speak with us during your free consultation to determine the best legal options in your unique rollover accident case. 

Compensation in a Roof Collapse Rollover Accident

Roof collapse injuries resulting from a rollover accident may have significant lasting consequences for your physical, emotional, and financial well-being after the accident. In a successful product liability lawsuit, you may recover economic and non-economic damages related to the negligence of the wrongdoing parties, including the manufacturer. 

At Lever & Ecker, PLLC, we can determine the value of your case and advocate for the compensation to which you are entitled for your damages, including taking your case to trial if a fair settlement cannot be reached. 

Monetary compensation recoverable in a product liability lawsuit may include the following: 

  • Past, present and future physical pain and suffering 
  • Disability, impairment, or scarring 
  • Lost past and future wages, earnings and benefits 
  • Medical expenses and other out-of-pocket expenses
  • Mental and emotional distress 

In a manufacturing defect or design lawsuit for roof collapse injuries in a rollover accident, you as the plaintiff, through your lawyers, have to provide sufficient evidence that the vehicle was defective, and that such defect caused your roof collapse injuries. 

With highly experienced guidance, we can determine the direct cause of your roof collapse injuries and who should be held liable for your accident-related damages. 

Speak With the Roof Collapse Injury Lawyers at Lever & Ecker, PLLC

At Lever & Ecker, PLLC, we are an award-winning legal team with 65+ years of combined legal experience advocating for victims of product liability in New York. We are well-versed in pursuing complete compensation for rollover accidents and injuries from roof collapses. With a track record of proven results, we give you the opportunity to collect damages from the manufacturer for your injuries and save other consumers from suffering as you did from roof collapse defects. 

With our experienced product liability legal team, you can rest assured that we will work tirelessly to achieve the justice you deserve. Schedule a no-cost consultation today at (914) 288-9191 or (718) 933-3632, or fill out our contact form.

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