Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Aug 06, 2010 in Auto Accidents
Rollover accidents are among the most dangerous types of crashes that can occur. There are many reasons for this reality, but one of the worst scenarios that can play out in a rollover accident is when occupants are ejected. Below you'll find a brief overview of why Arizona rollover accidents that lead to occupant ejections are so dangerous, and anyone who has suffered serious injuries from these occurrences should contact an Phoenix car accident attorney as soon as possible.
When an Arizona rollover accident occurs, it seems that every safety precaution that the occupants have taken is all but completely minimized in its effectiveness. Air bags may deploy, but they will not stop a person from smashing into the roof of the vehicle when the car, truck or SUV is rolling over on its side or on its roof. In addition, seat belts can become instantly useless in these scenarios because the vehicle can crash and crush at angles that seat belts were not engineered to handle. Not to mention, occupants could be ejected even through a nearby window when a vehicle is tumbling out of control at high rates of speed.
Occupants in a vehicle are instantly put in a situation of grave danger when they are ejected from a vehicle. Not only are they sent flying through the air when they are possibly already unconscious, but their impact with concrete or any nearby ground can in itself be fatal. Additionally, occupants who are ejected could be thrown into the path of oncoming vehicles, and those they generally have no control over how they land. This means that they can land on their heads, on their spines or on other parts of the body that can lead to permanent injuries or to death.
If you or someone you love has been ejected from a vehicle in an Arizona rollover accident, you need to seek the help of Arizona car accident lawyers who have been holding those responsible for this type of harm accountable for many years. Contact a personal injury lawyer in Phoenix at Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.
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