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The Dodge Ram pickup is one of the top selling truck in the Chrysler Dodge Line. The Dodge Ram Trucks sadly aren't ram tough like the TV ads would indicate. The roofs on the Ram pickup due to the weight of the truck and th weakness of the metal and the design often will collapse and fail to withstand a rollover accident without collapsing. Such roof failures can cause serious closed head injuries, blunt trauma to the chest, spinal cord injuries and death. Newer Ram trucks with improved airbags and electronic stability control (ESC) have reduced the numbers of rollovers, but the severity of the injuries are still ever present. If you or a loved one have been injured, call us now, as a vehicle & rollover accident scene Investigation is CRITICAL !
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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.
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 patterns include:
Each of these collapses present different types of potential injuries.
Types of Failures Roof Crush Injuries