An automobile equipped with a T-top rolled over and the a-pillar collapsed, resulting in the detachment of one of the bayonet rods holding the T-top.


The T-top then impacted with the neck of the woman driving the vehicle, causing an injury to the fifth cervical vertebrae. The claim was settled for a substantial sum after three weeks of trial. The roof was defective in that the a-pillar was not made of sufficiently strong material to prevent collapse in the event of a rollover and the T-top was not properly designed since it should not have become disattached.

About the Author: James Swartz
Mr. Swartz, our Managing and Principal Attorney at Swartz & Swartz P.C., is a nationally recognized and respected trial attorney as well as consumer advocate. His practice focuses on cases involving negligence, torts, products liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and other claims involving catastrophic injuries.

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