Rollover accidents are dangerous car accidents in which a car rolls over so that the vehicle’s roof touches the ground. The driver or passenger may be seriously injured in this type of accident. According to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, rollover accidents accounted for twenty nine percent of all auto accident fatalities in the year 2018. Even when the accident victim survives, injuries may be severe and may cause months or even years of disability. If you've been hurt in a rollover accident, it is important to consult with an expert Kansas City, Missouri car accident attorney right away.
Fractures, Head Injuries, Spinal Cord Injury
When a car rolls over, repeated impacts to the body can cause fractures, or broken bones. Fractures of the long bones like the femur (thigh bone) or lower leg bones or bones of the upper arm can take months to heal and cause at least temporary disability. Head injuries may cause traumatic brain syndrome that can cause cognitive changes for a lifetime. Spinal cord injuries can cause paralysis that alters the quality of a life for its duration.
Preventing Injuries from Rollover Accidents
Because of the severity of injuries from rollover accidents, it is important to do everything possible to prevent them, and a few simple measures can go a long way. Perhaps one of the most important measures is to drive safely and within the speed limit. Wearing a seatbelt is also important, but many auto safety features can also help, such as air bags or electronic stability controls.
Call to Schedule a Free Consultation With a Kansas City, Missouri Car Accident Attorney Today
If you or a loved one has been injured in a rollover accident, call to schedule a free consultation with a Kansas City, Missouri car accident attorney today. The experienced legal staff at the PK Law Group will evaluate your case and help you deal with insurance companies and other parties to get a fair settlement. Visit our web page at pklawgroup.com or give us a call at (816) 929-8777 and talk to one of our professional staff. We serve Kansas City, Missouri and surrounding areas. Let us do the heavy lifting for you as you heal.