Rollover Accident Injuries
Causes of injuries from rollover accidents can be somewhat obvious once one looks at the amount of energy that occurs during the roll and the crushing forces that occur. The injury pattern can be drastically different as to where you are located in the vehicle when the initial major impact or roof crush first occurs. As you can observe from the above picture the survivability of any occupant on the passenger side of this SUV was quite low. The major roof crush above can cause catastrophic injuries including:
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Partial Amputations
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Partial Amputations
- Asphyxia / Suffocation
- Wrongful Death
In other accidents the roof collapse is not as severe, but the injuries can also be catastrophic especially when the occupant is tall, then even a moderate roof crush can have devastating results too. Rollover accidents type injuries can also be severe if the seat belt or seatbelt buckle is defective and doesn't hold the occupant in a safe zone. When this happens the person or child can be hurled inside the vehicle impacting door and roof frames, roof pillars, front dash and even ejected out a side window, windshield, sunroof or door. When this happens often the worst of the injuries including death or likely as there is no padding, belts or airbags to protect the occupant form striking the pavement, ground or a stationary object or tree.
Other serious rollover injuries can occur if the door latch or door lock opens during a rollover allowing door to come open subjecting the belted passenger or driver to be partially ejected out the rolling vehicle. Partial ejections can result in arm and leg amputations, spinal cord injuries, traumatic head injuries and death.
Every rollover is different, so are the energy levels exerted on the safety systems and the human body. When our law firm accepts a rollover accident, we first find and preserve the vehicle as evidence. We then hire a top rollover expert engineer to examine every part of the vehicle and safety systems to determine if any system failure caused or contributed to the client's injuries. Other product failure engineers and rollover experts may also be brought in to examine a blowout or detreaded tire, airbag or seat belt defect and other rollover accident reconstructionists needed to help prove the product defect in a lawsuit.
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