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Common injuries sustained in Texas vehicle rollovers

| Mar 9, 2017 | Vehicle Rollovers

Car accidents are scary no matter the severity, but vehicle rollovers can be downright frightening. There is no possible way to prepare for a vehicle rollover and what to expect should you be involved in one. Vehicle rollovers are some of the most dangerous types of accidents on the roads of Texas and these are some of the common injuries sustained from them.

Since vehicle rollovers can throw occupants all around the vehicle and even out of it, many victims suffer spinal cord injuries. These injuries can be minor to severe and lead to temporary or permanent paralysis. Even some of the most minor injuries to the spinal cord can leave lifelong issues including reduced mobility or chronic pain.

Fractures are very common in vehicle rollovers because the body is slammed against the door, dashboard or windshield. Fractures can occur in the arms, legs, pelvis, chest, skull and shoulders. The force of the vehicle rolling over can lead to fractures that can only be repaired using surgery.

It is possible for victims of vehicle rollovers to suffer loss of limbs in these horrific accidents. Limbs can be pinned inside or underneath the vehicle when it comes to a stop, leading to the loss of those limbs.

Traumatic head injuries are above and beyond the most common type of injury sustained by a victim in a vehicle rollover in Texas. These injuries occur because the victim’s head is slammed against the steering wheel, the windshield, the side window or other areas of the vehicle. If the vehicle lands on its roof, this will cause a direct impact on the victim’s head.

It is also possible for victims of vehicle rollovers to suffer internal organ damage. This injury can lead to death if there are no symptoms of the damage and the issue goes untreated. Organs can be crushed by the weight of the vehicle or severely damaged.

Visit our site today to learn more about vehicle rollovers and the injuries they cause victims in Houston, Texas.

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