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Posted on 11-15-2016
While car accidents claim thousands of lives every year, rollover accidents are the most dangerous type of vehicular crash. Defined as the type of car accident where the vehicle turns on its roof or the side of the car, rollovers occur most frequently with Sport Utility Vehicles and light weight trucks due to their higher center of gravity.
Rollover accidents are frequently caused when the vehicle loses control due to soft road shoulders, icy or snowy road conditions or uneven ground. It can also be caused by a collision with guardrails or curbs, hitting an obstacle while driving or simply losing traction.
The National Automotive Sampling System Database reports that rollover accidents most commonly affect the head and neck, abdomen, thorax, lower limbs and upper limbs. Common injuries include spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, broken bones, scrapes, cuts and bruises.
If you have been involved in a car accident, whether it was a rollover accident or a standard collision, it is important to seek medical treatment. Even if you do not think you sustained injuries, a thorough examination is important to verify whether or not any injuries occurred. If you start to feel aches and pains within the next few days following the accident, a follow-up examination is important. In some cases, soft tissue damage and other types of injuries are not apparent right away.
For a full examination and to get help with the injuries you sustained from a car accident, contact Advanced Spine & Rehab. We provide amazing care for those with car accident injuries and needing soft tissue damage rehabilitation.
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