Roof Crush Injuries Pose Higher Risk of Catastrophic Injuries
According to the National Library of Medicine, roof crush injuries caused by rollover crashes are linked to a higher risk of head, neck, and spine injuries. While the structural integrity of every car roof is critical to surviving a car wreck, some vehicles may be more prone to rollover crashes than others. Here's what you need to know.
Which Vehicles Are More Prone To Rollover Crashes?
Any vehicle can be involved in a rollover crash. However, tall and narrow vehicles are more susceptible when involved in a single-vehicle crash due to their higher gravity centers. Vehicle types that are at increased risk may include sport utility vehicles (SUVs), pickup trucks, semi-trucks, and vans.
Contributing Factors to Rollover Crashes
Even though certain types of vehicles can increase the risk of being involved in a rollover crash, the following are some contributing factors that can be an exponential risk to drivers:
- Speed - Many fatal rollover crashes are due to excessive speeding.
- Alcohol consumption - Consuming alcohol before getting behind the wheel of any vehicle impairs judgment, coordination, and vision, putting everyone on the road at risk.
- Driving on rural roads - Since rural roads typically have no barriers and are undivided, you may see more rollover crashes on these types of roads.
- Driving while distracted - Driving while talking on the phone, texting, or any other distracted driving behaviors can increase a rollover crash risk.
Injured in a Rollover Crash? Meyerkord & Kurth Can Help.
Surviving a rollover crash doesn't mean walking away without a scratch. The violent nature of these crashes often causes catastrophic injuries, leading to long-term physical and financial challenges. If you or a loved one have been injured in a rollover crash, we are on your side. Our team of skilled attorneys knows how to handle insurance companies who try to get away with low settlements. From medical expenses and future healthcare costs to lost wages, pain and suffering, and more, we'll defend your right to receive the maximum compensation you deserve.
Contact Meyerkord & Kurth today at (800) 391-4318 to learn more about recovering compensation for your injuries.