On September 3rd, a journalist with WMBB reported that the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Sheriff's Office was working to clean up a 2 car accident on Star Avenue. The accident resulted in a Toyota SUV rolling over and one injured person being transported to Bay Medical Center in Panama City, Florida.
Rollover accidents are a particularly violent and complicated type of car accident. They happen when the balance of a vehicle shifts to the point where the vehicle can no longer remain upright, causing the vehicle to tip over on its side or completely roll over onto its roof, perhaps more than once.
Rollovers can be caused by a number of factors, including--
Rollovers crashes are particularly violent accidents. They cause higher rates of serious injuries than other types of crashes because of the variety of forces and impacts that occupants can experience.
One factor that has been associated with increased risk of injury in rollover accidents is the number of quarter-turns the vehicle experiences and the number roof impacts the vehicle sustains. This is because the more a vehicle flips, the more likely it is that its occupants may be partially or completely ejected from the vehicle.
Depending on how and where the vehicle rolls, a driver and passengers can sustain head, face, neck, thorax, abdomen and spine injuries, as well as injuries to the upper and lower arms and legs. However, there is a relatively high risk of head injury in all rollover accidents, regardless of whether the injured person was wearing a seatbelt.
Rollover accidents are often the result of reckless or negligent driving by either the rolled vehicle or another vehicle involved in the accident. If you have been injured in a Panama City rollover accident, you need the help of an experienced and strong auto accident attorney to help you obtain the maximum compensation available to help you cover your medical bills, as well as get back on your feet both physically and financially. To get a tough lawyer in your corner, call Attorney Wes Pittman at The Pittman Firm, P.A. today at (800) 784-9001 or use the firm's online contact form. Your initial consultation is completely free and we are available to discuss your injury immediately.
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