Car Rollover Accident Lawyer
Queens Personal Injury Attorney
When driving a car, you often think you’re protected as long as you wear your seatbelt, even if the car rolls over, but this is not so. A new study shows that many of the thousands of annual deaths of occupants of cars in motor vehicle accidents around the country and in New York City, Queens and Bronx could have been avoided if their car's roof was manufactured properly.
When a person suffers a crush injury in a car accident, it is often because the car’s roof was unable to handle the impact. Unfortunately, many cars have thin and inadequately reinforced roofs and even windshields (because windshield reinforcement strengthens the impact resistance of car roofs) that can collapse and crush inward during a car rollover accident, leading to serious personal injury and even death. Further, a car roof crush can open a space through which an accident victim can be thrown out of his or her car. Many car makers have known this for several of the past decades – that in an accident stronger car roofs save car driver and passenger lives, and yet nothing has been done about it.
The car maker Volvo conducted a safety survey that showed that the structure of a car’s roof could prevent head injury and cervical spine injury in an accident. Also, the more headroom, so that the car’s occupants were further away from the car roof, the less the chance of serious personal injury in a car roof collapse accident. And while shared this information with car makers and tried to make its cars safer in the event of a car roof crush accident, not all car manufacturers have followed Volvo’s example.
Protection from These Injuries in Queens County
Cost cutting by “under engineering” car roofs has led to an increase in injuries and deaths from SUV accidents, truck accidents, bus accidents, and car accidents. Simply put, stronger, more solid car roofs save lives. If you are interested in learning more about car crush injury accidents, contact a qualified New York personal injury attorney who can advise you of your legal rights. At the Law Offices of Gary E. Rosenberg, P.C. with an office location in Forest Hills, clients can remain confident that we will not relent until we have achieved positive results for you or your loved ones. Call the office today at (718) 520-8787 to learn more!
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