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What is the impact of a rollover accident on your body?

by | Jun 15, 2023 | Motor vehicle wrecks

A rollover accident can significantly impact the human body, leading to severe injuries and even fatalities. The force and violence associated with such accidents can subject the body to immense stress, resulting in various injuries. 

Here are some ways in which a rollover accident can impact the body:

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)

Rollover accidents often involve sudden changes in motion, causing the head to hit hard surfaces or objects within the vehicle. This can lead to traumatic brain injuries, such as concussions, contusions or even more severe injuries like brain hemorrhage. TBIs can result in long-term cognitive and neurological impairments.

Spinal cord injuries

The violent nature of rollover accidents can cause the spine to twist or bend unnaturally, leading to spinal cord injuries. The injuries may result in paralysis (partial or complete). This all depends on the location and severity of the damage.

Bone fractures

Rollover accidents often involve multiple impacts, increasing the risk of bone fractures throughout the body. Fractures commonly occur in the arms, legs, ribs and pelvis. These injuries can be debilitating, requiring extensive medical treatment, surgeries and rehabilitation.

Internal organ damage

The force exerted during a rollover accident can cause internal organs to collide with each other or against the bony structures of the body. This can result in internal bleeding, organ perforation or damage to vital organs such as the heart, liver, spleen or lungs. Internal injuries may require immediate surgical intervention.

It is important to note that the severity of these injuries can vary depending on various factors, including the rollover speed, the type of vehicle involved and the use of safety restraints like seat belts. Regardless, rollover accidents are often associated with significant trauma to the body and can have long-lasting physical and emotional consequences for the victims.

Seeking immediate medical attention following a rollover accident is crucial to assess and address any potential injuries. You may also be able to recover compensation for these injuries if another person caused your accident, and experienced legal guidance can help you learn more.