Common Injuries Seen in Rollover Accidents
Rollover accidents are one of the deadliest types of car accidents and often result in devastating injuries for victims who survive. In a rollover accident, the vehicle flips over onto the roof or on its side, sometimes even flipping over itself multiple times before coming to a stop, either on its own or because it strikes another vehicle or obstacle. In Nashville, the knowledgeable personal injury attorneys at Mitch Grissim & Associates have helped many victims of rollover accidents get the compensation they deserve for their injuries. To learn more, call or contact our office today for a free evaluation of your case.
What Causes Serious Rollover Injuries?
Rollover accidents differ from all other types of vehicle crashes. The forces involved in a rollover accident often cause more severe injuries because a vehicle flipping over itself throws victims in all different directions, often forcefully, and can even cause a person to be ejected from the vehicle. The rollover motion also increases the chances that a victim will strike or be struck by objects or debris as well as increases the chances of a crushing injury if the roof or sides of the vehicle collapse under its own weight. As a result, the injuries sustained by victims in rollover cases are often far more catastrophic than in other types of vehicle accidents.
Common Injuries in Rollover Accidents
Accident victims in rollover accidents are more likely to suffer serious injuries and injuries of critical body parts than in other types of vehicle accidents. Some of the most common injuries seen in rollover accidents includes the following:
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are common in rollover accidents in addition to skull fractures and other head trauma. Facial injuries are also more common, with victims more likely to suffer damage to eyes, ears, nose, teeth, and the jaw.
Spine and Back Injuries
Spine and back injuries are often common given the substantial force and impact exerted in a rollover crash. Whiplash, nerve damage, herniated discs, fractured vertebrae, and spinal cord damage all happen regularly in rollover accidents.
The risk of amputation injuries is also greater in a rollover accident. This includes traumatic amputation injuries, where a body part is lost during the crash due to crushing or other forces, as well as medical amputation injuries after the accident when medical professionals deem it necessary to remove a body part in order to save the victim.
Fractured bones are also common, and rollover accidents can cause more broken bones as well as more complicated fractures than other accidents. This is particularly true if the victim is thrown about the vehicle or ejected during the crash.
Talk to Mitch Grissim & Associates Now
If you have suffered injuries in a rollover accident in the Nashville area, you do not have to go through this alone. Call the office or contact us today at Mitch Grissim & Associates to speak with one of our knowledgeable Nashville personal injury lawyers about your case to learn more about your legal options for compensation now.