Most of the dramatic and dangerous accidents that people experience in motor vehicles result from a collision between two or more moving vehicles. However, there is one kind of accident that can and does occur both when a collision happens and when one vehicle maneuvers in a manner that destabilizes it.
Rollover crashes can occur when one vehicle T-bones another, forcing it to move laterally and roll over. Rollover wrecks can also occur when high winds, sharp turns or dangerous road conditions make it difficult for a driver to maintain control of their vehicle, commonly large SUVs. In these scenarios, only a single vehicle winds up involved, but the occupants of that vehicle could still suffer severe injuries.
Rollovers can produce all kinds of bodily trauma, including broken bones and spinal cord injuries, but a substantial number of the people who suffer injuries will suffer head or brain trauma.
An analysis of rollovers shows a real risk of brain injury
Any accident can cause serious injuries, including head and brain injuries. However, rollover crashes often have a perfect storm of dangerous factors, including violent uncontrollable motion and blunt force trauma to the head or body.
Roughly one out of five individuals (21%) who suffers an injury in a rollover accident will suffer a head or brain injury. The severity of these injuries will depend on factors including the part of the brain that got hurt and the treatment the injured person receives after the incident. Brain injuries often require extensive medical care and can have a lifelong impact on someone’s earning potential.
An attorney can help you hold the responsible party accountable for injuries and other damages you suffered in a rollover crash. A personal injury lawsuit can provide an opportunity for you to see financial compensation.