Can I sue the car manufacturer because my roof collapsed in a rollover?
Yes. You should be entitled to file a lawsuit against your vehicle’s manufacture if a roof collapses into the cabin of the vehicle, crushes or traps occupants inside the vehicle, snaps off at the pillars, or flies off during a wreck. The roof may not have been designed properly, it may have been poorly manufactured, or may have been constructed with insufficiently strong materials.
Several vehicle manufacturers have been served with lawsuits of this nature for concerns with their vehicles’ roofs, including:
- Toyota 4Runner
- Ford Explorer and Expedition
- Honda Passport
- Isuzu Rodeo
If an automobile manufacturer failed to make their vehicle safe, they may be held liable for failing to prevent roof crush damages, injuries, or fatalities due to inadequate roof strength. If you are a victim of a roof crush, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, disabilities, disfigurement, pain and suffering, permanent losses, and much more.
However, your vehicle will need to be inspected immediately and evidence will need to be preserved, in order to determine if you have a case against the manufacturer for your damages. An experienced accident attorney will investigate the wreckage and involve the right experts to examine your vehicle to determine if there was a defect.
For help with your case, call the Mallard Law Firm to involve an experienced Sarasota personal injury law firm. Our accident attorneys can be reached at 888-409-3805 for a free, no-obligation consultation.