Auto accidents occur in many different ways, including side collisions, rear collisions, and more. One of the most dangerous types of accidents is a rollover accident,1 in which the vehicle rolls over onto its side or roof. All victims of rollover accidents should call an experienced car accident attorney at The Bruning Law Firm in St. Louis, Missouri for assistance today.
Rollover Car Accidents in MO Can Be Serious
Though any type of auto accidents can cause serious injuries, the injuries suffered in rollover accidents are often catastrophic. In fact, rollover accidents have the highest rate of fatalities2 than other kinds of collisions. Some common injuries that result from rollover accidents include the following:
- Traumatic brain injury and other head trauma
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Crushed limbs leading to amputations
- Impact injuries from ejection.
Even if a rollover accident victim survives, the resulting injuries may cause permanent disability or incapacitation.
Defective Auto Design Can Lead To Rollovers
In many situations, a motor vehicle may be more prone to rollover due to negligent design. For example, vehicles with a particularly high center of gravity with a light base have a very high risk of rolling over from even the slightest obstacle. If a manufacturer knows that a vehicle has a high risk of rollover accidents, it should manufacture the vehicle with an adequate roll bar, roll cage, and roof strength. If a manufacturer fails to do so, the design of the vehicle is dangerous. Additionally, defective seat belts and side airbags may not properly protect motorists from ejection in rollover accidents.
Contact a St. Louis Auto Accident Lawyer for a Free Consultation Today
If you have suffered injury in a rollover accident, a resulting legal claim may involve auto manufacturers as well as other drivers. You always want to seek representation from an attorney who knows how to take on large corporations to make sure you receive the full amount of recovery possible. At the law office of The Bruning Law Firm in St. Louis, we regularly handle high-value cases involving serious injuries and complex legal issues. Please call our office for help today at 314-735-8100 to discuss your case with a car accident injury lawyer for free.
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