Car roof safety has been an issue for the past three decades as car makers refuse to design their vehicles - especially SUVs and pick up trucks - with sufficiently strong roof structures to make them safe in foreseeable rollover collisions. Cutting costs and not ensuring the roof is completely solid has led to increase in injuries and deaths. American car makers Chevrolet and Ford have been especially slow to respond to accusations that their car roofs are not safe for people to drive under. While car makers are adding new safety features, such as side impact air bags and other items, they do little to help during a vehicle rollover. Studies indicate that since the 1970's, fatalities on US highways have decreased, even taking into account the increase in the number of drivers and cars on the roads. However, deaths and injuries blamed on car roof crushes and rollovers have been on the rise over the past three decades. This new data suggests that stronger car roofs would improve driver and rider safety monumentally, and would be consistent with all of the other improvements to car safety over the years. If you or a loved one has been involved in a rollover collision, contact our lawyers immediately for a free consultation. To investigate whether a vehicle's weak roof or other safety features (or a lack thereof) caused or contributed to an injury, we must inspect and evaluate the vehicle involved in the collision immediately. Oftentimes, following a collision, the insurance company covering the damaged collision vehicle will quickly resolve the property damage claim to take possession of the vehicle. Once the insurance company takes the vehicle, it auctions or destroys it, making inspection impossible. Without the most important evidence of the defective vehicle condition - the vehicle itself - its difficult to evaluate a potential lawsuit against the vehicle manufacturer. Call or contact our office for a case evaluation and we will investigate your incident immediately.