Convertible Vehicles For years, vehicle crashworthiness attorneys and experts refused to handle roof crush cases involving convertible vehicles. Their rationale was simple; There were no alternative designs available that would have prevented or minimized the crush into the survival space.
On many occasions, when a vehicle rolls over, the roof can crush down to the beltline and kill or seriously injure properly restrained occupants. The potential crashworthiness case is obvious.
Seat belt cases are the most frequent crashworthiness cases you will see because of mandatory use laws. Besides, as a society, we are told by talking anthropomorphic dummies to “Buckle up, don’t be a dummy.” Unfortunately, seatbelts do not work properly 100% of the time.