Rollover Crashes – How They Happen and What They Do to Your Body

stock image of a vehicle rolled over after a crashAny type of car crash exposes your body to potential harm. However, a rollover crash is especially treacherous. The drivers in these crashes, along with any occupants, get tossed around violently and may even get ejected.

Below, Roden Law explains more about a rollover crash, including some of the common causes and what this violent crash does to your body.

If you get injured in a crash because of another driver’s negligence, we strongly recommend you seek legal help. Medical costs mount up quickly, and you should not have to pay for the damages.

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What Is a Rollover Crash?

A rollover crash happens when a vehicle flips over onto its side or roof. These accidents often occur when a driver loses control, swerves suddenly, or hits an obstacle like a curb or guardrail. Rollover crashes are particularly dangerous due to the high risk of serious injuries or fatalities.

Several factors can contribute to a rollover crash, making them more likely to happen, such as:

  • Traveling at high speeds, especially on gravel, or on wet or icy roads
  • Taking sharp turns too quickly
  • Collisions with other vehicles

Vehicles that inherently have a high center of gravity, like SUVs and trucks, are more prone to rollovers. Understanding these risks can help drivers take precautions and avoid situations that might lead to a rollover accident.

What Happens to Your Body During a Rollover Crash?

During a rollover crash, your body experiences intense and rapid movements. The force of the crash can throw you around inside the vehicle, especially if you are not wearing a seatbelt. You might be tossed side to side, up and down, or even ejected from the vehicle.

The violent motion during a rollover crash can lead to serious injuries, like fractures, concussions and spinal cord injuries. Rollover crashes can also cause life-threatening internal damage.

Common Injuries Caused by Rollover Crashes

When a vehicle rolls over, the occupants get thrown around inside the car. If they are not belted in, they may hit multiple places inside the vehicle while it is rolling. Not being restrained greatly increases the likelihood of being ejected, which could result in significant or fatal trauma. The most common injuries in rollover crashes affect multiple parts of the body and can have a long-lasting impact on the victims.

Injuries that often occur in rollover crashes may include:

  • Head Injuries: These include concussions, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and skull fractures.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Damage to the spine can result in paralysis, nerve damage or chronic pain.
  • Broken Bones: Arms, legs, ribs and other bones could break from the force of the crash.
  • Internal Injuries: Damage to internal organs can lead to internal bleeding, which is life-threatening.
  • Cuts and Bruises: Flying debris and shattered glass can cause serious lacerations and bruising.
  • Whiplash: Sudden neck movements can lead to whiplash, causing neck pain and stiffness.

The nature of these injuries highlights the importance of wearing seatbelts. Taking safety precautions can prevent you from being ejected from the vehicle, which could reduce the severity of your injuries.

Can You Seek Compensation for Injuries From a Rollover Crash?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, which is why you should speak to an attorney as soon after your crash as possible. That said, if another party’s negligence caused the crash that injured you, you may be eligible to seek compensation for your damages.

In general, you may be able to recover compensation for:

  • Emergency transportation to the hospital after the crash
  • Medical bills resulting from your crash injuries, including, diagnostics, surgery and more
  • Lost wages if you missed work while recovering
  • Pain and suffering damages, such as anxiety, depression, scarring and disfigurement, and more

Call Roden Law To Discuss Your Rollover Crash Case Today

At Roden Law, we are dedicated to helping the injured in Georgia. Our experienced car crash attorneys in Savannah are highly skilled and have extensive knowledge of the law.

If you or someone you care about were injured in a crash caused by another party, you may be eligible to seek significant compensation for your damages.

Deadlines apply, which is why it is better to call sooner than later. There is no cost or obligation to find out if you have a case. If you choose Roden Law to represent you, there are also no fees or upfront costs to pay. We do not get paid for our services unless we are successful in winning a settlement or jury-awarded verdict for you.

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