A rollover accident can cause numerous injuries and extensive property damage. Taking precautions while you drive may reduce injuries if you do experience a severe motor vehicle accident.
If you do suffer injuries in a rollover, immediate medical care can make a difference in your outcome.
Blunt trauma to the head and spine
Modern-day advancements have enabled vehicle manufacturers to greatly improve occupant safety. However, high-impact, rollover accidents could crush and smash metal around your body causing grave injury. Blunt trauma to your head and spine could result in traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries that may cause permanent disability.
Crushed limbs and broken bones
The weight of your vehicle or the violence of moving around in your vehicle could result in crushed limbs and broken bones. You might also sustain impalements, burns and deep lacerations.
Because you cannot predict the behavior of other drivers, Brigham Young University recommends that you never trust other drivers to make the right decision. Use caution and always drive defensively. Choosing to wear your seatbelt, proceeding cautiously through intersections, avoiding abrupt movements and minding the speed limit can all reduce the severity of your injuries in an accident.
After a rollover, you may require ongoing medical care for the foreseeable future. Regaining the confidence to drive again will take time and patience. Your diligence to take every precaution you can, as well as the support you receive from others, may eventually get you to a place where you feel ready to start driving again.