In Arizona, vehicle crash statistics seem to be climbing steadily every year.
Unfortunately, with the increase in auto collisions, there is a growing chance that you will experience some type of vehicle accident this year. And one type of accident that is becoming more prevalent is car rollovers.
Rollover accidents can be extremely dangerous and often result in severe injuries or fatalities. When a vehicle rolls over, it loses control and can be more prone to colliding with other vehicles or objects. The force and impact of a rollover can cause the roof of the vehicle to collapse, putting occupants at risk of being crushed or trapped inside.
Additionally, the violent motion of a rollover can throw occupants around the vehicle, leading to injuries such as broken bones, head trauma, spinal cord injuries, and internal organ damage. The risk of ejection from the vehicle is also high in rollover accidents, which significantly increases the likelihood of fatal injuries.
The danger of rollover accidents is amplified for specific types of vehicles, such as SUVs, pickup trucks, and vans, due to their higher center of gravity. These vehicles have a greater tendency to roll over, particularly during sudden maneuvers or when the driver loses control.
In Arizona, there are two primary types of rollover accidents: tripped and untripped. Tripped rollover accidents occur when a vehicle’s tires come in contact with an external object or a combination of objects that cause the vehicle to overturn. This can include hitting a guardrail, a curb, or even veering off the road into soft soil or gravel. The impact or friction from these objects acts as a “trip” for the vehicle and causes it to roll over.
Untripped rollover accidents, on the other hand, occur without external objects playing a role in the rollover. These accidents are often caused by a combination of factors, such as speeding, sharp turns, and sudden maneuvers. When a driver loses control of their vehicle, it can lead to the vehicle tipping over and rolling. Untripped rollovers are more common in situations where a vehicle is top-heavy, such as SUVs or trucks with a higher center of gravity.
It is important to note that both types of rollover accidents can result in severe injuries or fatalities, and you should immediately consult with a car accident attorney to learn about your right to seek compensation for your injuries and damages.
Rollover accidents in Arizona can have various causes, often resulting from a combination of factors. One common cause is driver error or negligence. This can include speeding, reckless driving, distracted driving, or impaired driving due to alcohol or drugs. When drivers fail to follow traffic rules or engage in risky behavior, they increase the likelihood of losing control of their vehicle and causing it to roll over.
Another cause of rollover accidents in Arizona is road conditions and infrastructure. Poorly designed or maintained roads, sharp turns, inadequate signage, and dangerous obstacles can contribute to loss of vehicle control.
Additionally, inclement weather, such as rain, snow, or high winds, can make roads slippery and increase the risk of rollovers. In rural areas of the state, where highways may be less frequently maintained, the risk of rollover accidents due to road conditions becomes more prevalent.
Here is a list of the most common causes of rollover accidents in Arizona:
Rollover accidents in Arizona result in a range of common injuries, some of which can be severe or even life-threatening. One of the most frequent injuries from rollover accidents is head trauma. This occurs when the head strikes against the hard surfaces of the vehicle’s interior, leading to concussions, traumatic brain injuries, neck and back injuries, and skull fractures.
Another common injury is neck and spinal cord damage. The forceful impact of the rollover can cause whiplash, nerve damage, or even paralysis, leading to long-term disabilities.
Additionally, occupants of a vehicle involved in a rollover accident often suffer from broken bones. The violent nature of a rollover can cause fractures in various parts of the body, such as the arms, legs, ribs, and pelvis. These fractures can be particularly severe, requiring surgeries and prolonged periods of immobilization for an extended period.
Internal injuries are also prevalent in rollover accidents. The forceful motion of the rollover can cause internal bleeding, organ damage, and punctured lungs, which can be life-threatening if not promptly treated.
Torgenson Law handles all types of car accidents, personal injury, and liability cases. If you have been injured in a car accident, get the medical attention you need, and then pick up the phone and call 602-726-0747 or reach out to us online.
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