Rollovers are one of the most dangerous types of accident on the road. Rollover account for only 2.1% of all accidents but 35% of all deaths caused by roadway accidents. Apart from fatalities victims of rollovers suffer from a greater risk of serious catastrophic injuries when compared to most over types of roadway collisions. Below is a detailed list if some of the most common injuries resulting from SUV, Light Truck and Passenger Van Rollovers. If you have been injured and would like to speak to an attorney regarding your legal right to recovery for you losses call (888) 649-7166
Head Injuries – Including Traumatic Brain Injury
Brain injuries more common in Rollover accidents than any other type of vehicular collision. It is generally believed that crushed roofs of vehicles are the chief cause of serious injuries to the head in rollover crashes. Traumatic Brain Injuries can result in serious medical health issues costing the injured individual their ability to work, take care of themselves in the home, and maintain close relationships with their family and friends. According to statistics the average lifetime cost of care for brain injury victims can run into the millions of dollars.
Spinal Cord Injury: Similar to Brain Injuries spinal cords damage can result in serious permanent disabilities including, paralysis of the limbs, tetraplegia, and paraplegia. Victims of spinal cord injury often face a host of issues and may require home care, specialty transportation, and other disability need which can cost tens of thousands of dollars each year. Other Serious Injuries Common in SUV Rollover Accidents:
Severe Facial Lacerations and Facial Disfigurement
- Traumatic Eye Injury – Resulting in Blindness
- Severed Limbs and Amputations
- Fractured Ribs
- Internal Bleeding
- Internal Organ Failure
- Death Resulting From Rollover Accidents
- Drowning – often take place when a Vehicle careens of a road in rainy conditions and flips over into a ditch, stream, or river.