Increased Difficulty of Rescue Attempts
Anytime a car accident happens, it is essential that if the occupants are unable to exit the vehicle themselves, that the paramedics and rescue crew are able to remove the occupants from the car and transport them to the hospital. Because one of the most dangerous aspects of rollover accidents is that many people are unable to exit the vehicle due to the crushing of the roof, something that occurs with weak roof supports, this medical help is often much more necessary. However, a crushed roof means that not only are the victims unable to exit the vehicle themselves, but rescue attempts become much more difficult to perform as well.
When a car accident occurs, being able to quickly treat any victim is vital. If you or someone you love was injured in a rollover accident because they were unable to exit the vehicle, the Willis Law Firm may be able to help you seek financial compensation for your suffering. To schedule a free consultation, contact our offices today at 800-883-9858.
Problems with Rollover Rescue Attempts
The problems presented by roof crushes are numerous. First, the risk of a fuel-fed fire breaking out during a rescue attempt creates an extra element of extreme danger. Secondly, occupants are often severely injured. If rescuing individuals from rolled over vehicles involves a great amount of movement, the injuries suffered by the occupants may be exacerbated, particularly if they involve the neck or spine. Finally, even when the vehicle is on its side, the crushed roof can still keep people trapped inside. In a February 2012 rollover accident, two women were rescued with severe injuries from a vehicle on its side, but paramedics had to first remove the entire roof, which caused them to lose critical time.
If you or someone you love was injured or killed in an accident involving a crushed roof or rollover, the Willis Law Firm may be able to help you obtain compensation from those responsible, such as the vehicle's manufacturer. For more information, contact us today at 800-883-9858.