Injuries & Litigation

Roof Crush



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          Jeep Liberty Roof Failure Due to a Rollover

    The Jeep Liberty formerly known as the Jeep Cherokee (KJ/KK) is a compact SUV produced by the Jeep / Chrysler from 2002–2013.The Liberty built with unibody-construction. Due to the Jeep Liberty's short wheelbase and narrow track width, it can be rollover prone in sudden lane changes, avoidance maneuvers by the driver trying to dodge a road hazard, a deer, an oncoming vehicle or due to sudden loss of tire pressure due to a tire blowout or failure. The Jeep Liberty roofs will give way and crush in due to the energies in a rollover accident. When the roof pillars , headers collapse, they often will cave in and crumple inward due to inadequate metal strength in the roof components. Once the crush or folding of the roof pillars begin, seatbelts, door locks and even airbags designed safety can be compromised resulting in head injuries, back, neck and spinal cord injuries and even death.  If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a Jeep Liberty Rollover then call and Talk to a Trial Lawyer with 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