The Dangers of a Rollover Accident
Any car accident can be dangerous or even deadly, under certain circumstances. But some car accidents are more serious than others. Rollover accidents account for a large portion of deadly accidents and accidents with serious injuries.
But what makes these accidents so dangerous? You may have even been in a rollover accident, but without the right tools and guidance, you may be unsure what caused the accident and why it was so serious. Take a look at some key ways a rollover accident can turn even a quick trip to the store into a deadly event.
Serious Injuries in Rollover Accidents
When your car rolls over, your body is placed under dangerous amounts of force. Your car’s frame isn’t meant to hold up that much weight, which crushes the top of your car. Because of this, many people face traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and internal bleeding. These injuries can be fatal if not treated as quickly as possible.
Because of this, rollover accidents are especially dangerous, compared to other types of accidents. While rollover accidents only make up 2 percent of crashes, they account for nearly 35 percent of all car accident deaths.
Rollover Accidents Can be Fatal
Unfortunately, the statistic above means you may be seeking help because you lost a loved one in a car accident. Losing someone close to you is painful, leaving you suffering because someone else was careless. The at-fault driver may have been texting while driving, speeding, or even drunk driving when the accident happened.
Luckily, family members may seek compensation for fatal rollover accidents. If you lost a loved one and you’re one of the surviving family members, you may have grounds for compensation. If you’re not sure whether you’re eligible, you can work with your personal injury lawyer on the details. They can determine whether you’re due compensation, and they can help you go after it.
How Can a Lawyer Help?
When you’re hurt in a rollover accident, or when a loved one is struck and killed in a fatal car crash, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. That’s tough enough at any time. But now you’re injured, you’re grieving, and you’re otherwise suffering because of this terrifying accident.
Your lawyer can take the pressure off you by handling the complex legal process and representing you in court. Your lawyer has years of experience in Indiana law, and they’re prepared to protect your compensation in the courtroom.
Talk to a Lawyer About Your Rollover Accident
When you’re hurt in a car accident, you may need help from a lawyer to overcome your injuries. When you’re hurt in a rollover accident, that’s especially true. Your injuries can be devastating, and recovering compensation for your injuries may not be easy.
Luckily, the lawyers at Kooi Law will be there for you every step of the way. If you’ve been hurt in a rollover accident and you need help, reach out by calling 317-569-1335 or by completing the online contact form below.