There are several kinds of car crashes that can happen, such as rollovers, T-bones, sideswipes, front-end collisions and rear-end crashes. All of these have the potential to be dangerous depending on the kinds of vehicles involved and how fast they were traveling at the time of the impact.
That being said, there are two kinds of crashes that are more dangerous than the others. Those serious collisions include a vehicle rollover and head-on crash.
What makes vehicle rollovers so dangerous?
One of the greatest dangers with a vehicle rollover is that someone won’t be wearing a seatbelt and will be thrown from the vehicle. Even if they’re not thrown out of the vehicle, they could be thrown around the inside and suffer significant injuries. If the roof collapses, it’s possible that all the people inside the vehicle may suffer from catastrophic traumatic injuries, like crushing injuries.
Lastly, because of the way the crash happens, it may be difficult for emergency teams to get the victims out of the vehicle. That delayed response and delay in medical care can ultimately make for worse outcomes for the victims.
What makes head-on crashes dangerous?
Head-on crashes are dangerous for other reasons. The primary issue is that both vehicles are traveling at speed when they collide in most head-on crashes. This means that the force of the collision will be higher and result in a more devastating impact. The fronts of the vehicles may crumple to absorb some of that stress, but the rest of the impact has to be absorbed by each victim’s body. This is more likely to lead to broken bones, whiplash injuries, traumatic brain injuries and other high-impact wounds.
When you’ve been injured in a wreck, what should you do?
If you’ve been hurt in a rollover or head-on collision, worry about your injuries and get medical care right away. Once you’ve begun your recovery, an attorney can help you understand more about your right to compensation.