Injuries & Litigation

Roof Crush



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       Ford Escape Roof Failure & Rollovers

    Ford Escape rollover accidents happen routinely across Ameica. The problem with these small SUV's is that they are designed with a short wheel base and narrow track width which can make theses small SUVs rollover prone especially when the driver is faced with a sudden highway avoidance steering or braking procedure, quick lane changing, faced with a tire failure or blowout. The roofs of these SUV's can collapse and crush with the sudden absorption of energy form a rollover. The metal in the SUV roof is undersized and too thin allowing it to bend over, flex and even break under pressure. The welding of the roof and supports can fail at the welds allowing movement  important safety supports, seatbelts, door locks and even airbags and other defects.

    If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a Ford Escape rollover then call and talk to a Board Certified Trial Lawyer about your rights. Don't allow the evidence to disappear! Start an Investigation soon.  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