Rollover Accidents and Their Many Dangers on Our Roadways
Many different types of accidents take place on our roadways across California. Some accidents tend to bring higher rates of fatality than others, and this is the case with rollover accidents. The injuries that stem from rollover accidents almost always are catastrophic or fatal in nature. In fact, when it comes to fatal injuries, these types of accidents are second only to head-on collisions in severity ranking.
Sports utility vehicles and other light passenger vehicles are the most prone to rollover accidents. A passenger can easily be ejected from the car or the car’s roof can collapse onto the people who are inside when these accidents take place. They can also take place due to tripping, which is when the vehicle’s tire hits something and the car flips over. Sometimes, it is caused by a car’s design, especially when that design is thought to be defective.
Injuries in These Serious Car Accidents
Today we want to focus on some of the serious injuries that can pop up in the event of a rollover accident and whether or not you have a claim for compensation from a party if you have experienced one of these accidents.
Head/Back Injuries: Head injuries are some of the most serious injuries that you can sustain in an accident. They tend to happen in high-speed accidents, which are also likely to cause a vehicle to flip over onto its roof. Damage to the spinal cord also happens in these accidents, which can cause a driver or passenger to become paralyzed.
Neck/Chest Injuries: One of the most well-known injuries that can be either minor or major in the event of an accident is whiplash, which is an injury to the neck. You can also receive blunt force trauma to the chest, which can cause heart problems, cardiac arrest, and more.
Broken Bones: People are likely to sustain anything from minor to major injuries in their arms, legs, and feet. One of the most common types of injuries to occur to any of these areas is broken bones.
Emotional Distress: Of course, emotional distress is seen as an injury, too, and can have a huge impact on your life. You might feel the strain of a car accident on your emotions for quite some time such as PTSD, insomnia, anxiety, and more.
Bringing a Lawsuit
You might wonder if it is possible to bring a claim for compensation after you have been involved in a personal injury case involving a rollover. If your vehicle had a design or manufacturing defect that led to the accident, then you might have a right to what is called a product liability lawsuit. Perhaps there was a defect in the roadway, which means that you will have a claim against the municipality for the compensation you deserve. Maybe you are a passenger who was injured due to the negligent actions of the driver who was taking you from point A to point B.
No matter how your rollover accident took place, you have a variety of options in your case and we want to stand by your side. If you were lucky enough to survive a rollover accident but now you are left with the effects of your accident on a permanent level, you have decisions to make and you are not alone. At the Los Angeles Injury Group, we want to stand by your side. Call us for more information on how we can help at 310-954-7248.