Injuries & Litigation

Roof Crush



Willis Law FIRM  - Houston, Texas


Ford Explorer Rollovers & Roof Crush Accidents

Ford Explorers have a 20 year history of rolling over. The Ford Explorer replaced Ford's Bronco and Bronco II has become the rollover king.  Due to the extreme popularity of the Explorer, thousands of occupants have been severely injured in rollover accidents in which the Explorer rolls or flips over due on the highway, median or off road trapping some and ejecting others. SUV's like many models of the Explorer have a high center of gravity, narrow track width and wheel base. Roof failure and roof pillar collapse in a Explorer often cause closed head injuries, spinal cord injuries, severe injuries. If you or a loved one have been injured in a Ford Explorer Rollover, call us now. Willis Law Firm has represented 100's of rollover victims over the last 30+ yrs. and has the team to start on your case immediately. An Early Rollover Scene Investigation & Vehicle Preservation 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.

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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.

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