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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 types of roof deformation or failure patterns:

  • M- Shaped - Header Failure
  • Shear or Sideway Failure
  • Cathedral Roof Collapse
  • T Test or FMVSS 216 Test

Each of these collapses present different types of potential injuries.

  Types of Failures         Roof Crush Injuries

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Ford F250 Rollover & Roof Crush

    In these Ford F-250 Super Duty Truck Rollover Accidents, the F250's extreme weight and weak roof pillars caused the severe collapse of the roof header, roof rail and collapsing the roof all the way door to past the top of the steering wheel and seat. Stronger roofs with thicker metal, with better welding are needed to support the roof in a highway rollover to prevent the roof failure and collapse. When roof pillars fail, so do the seatbelts attached to these door frames. When such roof crush failure occurs, the occupants are often crushed by the roof causing closed head injuries, spinal cord injuries, positional asphyxia or suffocation and even death. Passengers in such a rollover may not benefit from side curtain or "rollover airbags"   Don't wait, call us we can help evaluate your case and protect your rights. Call Toll Free 1-800-468-4878