Injuries & Litigation

Roof Crush



Willis Law FIRM  - Houston, Texas


       Chevrolet Silverado Truck Roof Failure & Rollovers

      Chevy Silverado and its cousin the GMC Sierra Pickup truck roll over at alarming rates. Many of these trucks suffer extreme roof failure collapse during highway rollovers due to the energy of highways speeds along with the heavy frame and body of this vehicle. Sadly the roof pillars will not support the truck's weight causing the undersized and weak roof pillars and roof supports to bend or break under the pressure. This is often the case when a driver is faced with a tire failure, blow out or sudden avoidance of an animal or object on the road. When the roof is stressed, the roof strength is compromised and gives way and failing causing massive roof crush and roof supports failure, with airbags and seatbelts not protecting the occupants as designed. Poor roof design and use of weak material and poor welding may be partially to blame. Let us investigate and get you some answers.

    If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a Sierra or Silverado rollover with serious injuries, then call and talk to a Board Certified Trial Lawyer. Don't allow the evidence to disappear !  Free Case Review.  Over 30+ years of Rollover & Roof Crush Experience. 

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Designing vehicles with stronger roofs padded or cushioned interiors, airbags, side curtain airbags, better seatbelts, but the best device has been the addition of the  Electronic Stability Control (ESC) or rollover computer to help prevent vehicles from losing control and rolling over in the first place.

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Injuries from a rollover type of roof crush are usually severe and often fatal. When the roof crushes the occupant's head and spinal cord are the first to be impacted and loaded resulting in closed head injuries, paralysis, paraplegia, quadriplegia, suffocation, amputations & deaths. 

Roof crush failures can be mild to severe. There are four main types of roof crush deformations patterns:

  • Cathedral Roof Collapse
  • Shearing - Sideway Movement
  • M Shaped & FMVSS216 Test

Each of these collapses present different types of potential injuries.

  Types of Failures         Roof Crush Injuries