Injured From a Rollover Accident?
Rollovers are a leading cause of car accident fatalities. These accidents tend to occur with vehicles that are taller and leaner, which as a result have a higher center of gravity. But any vehicle could roll over, causing devastating injuries to passengers trapped inside.
If you have been injured in a rollover accident, you might be able to sue someone for compensation, but you will need an experienced car accident attorney in your corner. Contact Delventhal Law Office today.
Rollover accidents can leave motorists with devastating injuries, which is perhaps not surprising. It is very difficult to protect yourself when you are thrown upside down. Passengers who are not wearing a seat belt are at the greatest risk of suffering an injury, as they can be thrown clear of the vehicle or end up landing on their heads or necks.
At our law firm, we have met with clients who have suffered the following after a rollover:
- Broken bones. Motorists can fracture any bone in the body, but injuries to arms, hands, legs, and facial bones are very common. Broken bones must be set properly, otherwise they can lead to chronic pain and immobility.
- Nerve damage. Any nerve can become compressed by nearby tissue or bone. If the compression is not relieved promptly, the nerve endings could die.
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI). Any hard knock to the head can jiggle the brain inside the skull, changing how the brain works. As a result, TBI victims can experience impairments with respect to speech, mobility, balance, memory, and emotional control.
- Spinal cord injury. Any bruising, stretching, tearing, or shredding of the spinal cord can lead to devastating loss of mobility or sensation, or both. Some spinal cord injuries improve with rehab, but others are permanent.
- Back injury. Damage to the vertebrae can cause constant pain and immobility.
- Neck injury. A passenger can suffer whiplash, a compressed nerve, or cracked vertebrae in the neck.