Rollover Car Accidents – Dangerous Type of Accident

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Rollover car accidents are among the most dangerous types of accidents. As the vehicle rolls, you and your passengers are tossed around in the vehicle’s interior, being hit by loose objects, suffering the force of impact, and possibly being thrown out of the vehicle. All of this can result in severe, life-threatening injuries.

A rollover car accident is when one vehicle has overturned (tipped of flipped) at least 90 degrees onto its side. The force of impact can cause the vehicle to land on its roof, sometimes even upright after rolling more than once.

According to NHTSA, a rollover crash accounted for 30% of passenger vehicle occupant fatalities in 2020, with the highest percentage for SUVs followed by pickups, vans, and passenger cars.

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SUV, Rollover car accident, dangerous types of accidents, vehicle rollsWhile rollovers can happen to any type of vehicle, SUVs, vans, and top-heavy trucks are more prone to rolling over than others because they:

  • Have a higher center of gravity than passenger cars
  • Have relatively narrower track widths (the distance between the right and left tires) than passenger cars
  • Are more likely than passenger cars to be driven on rural roads

Common causes of rollover car accidents

  • High Speeds. Driving too fast, especially in poor weather conditions, puts drivers at a greater risk. Speed is a factor in about 40% of rollover crashes.
  • Distracted or impaired drivers. Tired, drunk, or distracted drivers can overcorrect when changing lanes, avoiding something on the road, or trying not to hit another car. This is a leading cause of rollover crashes.
  • Bald tires, flat tires or using improper tires that do not fit your vehicle can easily lead to rollover accidents.
  • Driver error. The most common cause of car rollover accidents is where the driver simply failed to drive safely, such as aggressive driving, oversteering, lack of driving experience.

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Common Injuries in Rollover Accidents

car accident injuries, force of impact, life-threatening injuriesSerious injuries can occur in rollover accidents. Seat belts and other safety systems are designed to provide protection in front-impact, side-impact or rear-end accidents. They  are typically not as effective when a vehicle rolls over.

A crushed roof may cause traumatic brain injuries. Drivers and passengers can be thrown around the interior of a vehicle and suffer injuries when they hit the car’s frame or other objects. They can also be thrown from a vehicle. Other common injuries suffered include:

  • Head and traumatic brain injuries,
  • Neck injuries, such as whiplash, slipped discs, herniated discs, nerve damage
  • Back injuries, spinal cord injuries that cause permanent disabilities
  • Broken bones, internal organ damage and more

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  • Investigate the cause of your accident, gather evidence, and identify all responsible parties
  • Document your damages to maximize the value of your personal injury claim
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  • Monitor all deadlines under the statutes of limitations
  • File a personal injury lawsuit, if necessary

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