What Are Some Common Injuries in St. Louis Rollover Accident?

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Thousands of people are involved in rollover accidents each year. Rollover accidents occur when a vehicle’s tires lose contact with the ground and the vehicle turns over onto its side or roof. These accidents are capable of causing extremely serious injuries that can leave victims unable to work, with significant medical expenses, in pain, and even with long-term disabilities. In many cases, an attorney can help victims of rollover accident recover for these and other losses. To schedule a free case evaluation with one of our lawyers, call our office today at 314-328-5632.

Rollovers Can Cause a Number of Serious Injuries

People who are involved in rollover accidents are often violently thrown around in their vehicles and often strike interior surfaces with tremendous force. In some cases, occupants can even be thrown from their vehicles during a rollover accident. As a result, these kinds of accidents often result in extremely serious injuries. Some of the most common are detailed below.

  • Spinal cord injuries – Spinal cord injuries occur when an external force causes damage to the spinal cord. These injuries can leave victims with serious issues, including loss of sensation, muscle weakness, impaired mobility, and even paralysis below the site of the injury.
  • Traumatic brain injuries – When rollover accident victims hit their heads, they run the risk of sustaining a traumatic brain injury1 (TBI). TBI victims can experience a variety of adverse issues, including memory problems, difficulty concentrating, problems with communication and understanding, and issues with coordination.
  • Burns – Many vehicles that rollover also catch fire or deploy their airbags through the use of explosive charges. As a result, people who are involved in rollover accidents often sustain painful and disfiguring burn injuries.2

Contact a St. Louis Car Accident Lawyer Today to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation

Individuals who are injured in rollover accidents that are caused by others can often obtain significant financial compensation for their injuries, medical expenses, and other associated losses. For this reason, car accident victims should always discuss their options with an experienced personal injury attorney. At The Bruning Law Firm, we use a contingency fee arrangement with all of our personal injury clients, meaning that we do not collect any legal fees unless your case is brought to a successful resolution. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, please call our office today at 314-328-5632.

References:

  1. http://www.cdc.gov/TraumaticBrainInjury/
  2. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/burns.html