Rollovers associated with high death rate in Maryland car accidentsSome of the most dangerous Maryland auto accidents involve only one vehicle. Whether it be a blown tire or momentary distraction that causes you to lose control of your vehicle, you're not likely to forget that awful moment when you're caught in a rollover accident.
Rollover accidents can leave the vehicle's occupants exposed to crunching metal and flying glass.
A Maryland rollover accident can cause serious injury, including:
- Traumatic brain injury from hitting your head, sometimes more than once
- Neck injury from the force of rapid back and forth movement
- Crushing injuries to your back or spinal cord from landing upside down
- Broken bones from being tangled in a mess of crunched metal
- Puncture wounds from broken glass or exposed metal
What's more, the impact of a rollover can throw an unbuckled person from the vehicle or leave a belted driver trapped amidst the wreckage.
It is estimated that about 10,000 people die each year in rollover accidents. This accounts for roughly 22% of all car accident deaths nationwide.
Sport-utility vehicles, vans, and trucks tend to have a higher rollover rate. It doesn't take much to turn a top-heavy SUV onto its side. In fact, many SUV makers now put a sticker inside the vehicle warning the driver to avoid sharp turns that could cause a rollover.
Many rollover accidents in Maryland can be attributed to the driver over-correcting for an earlier mistake, swerving to avoid another vehicle, speeding, hitting a median, or performing any maneuver that puts the car off balance. Blown tires and alcohol are also frequent culprits.
If you or a family member has been the victim of a rollover accident, you may be feeling overwhelmed. The extent of injuries in one of these crashes can be devastating, but you don't have to deal with it alone.
An experienced Rockville accident lawyer can help you get compensation to pay for medical bills and more. You have enough to deal with while recovering. Call us today at 1-800-875-9700, and let us take care of the legal details.