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What happens to your body in a rollover crash?

Have you ever been on an amusement park ride that spun you around quickly, exerting considerable outward force on you as you went? For some people, these rides are exciting and worth riding over and over again. But when that ride is a vehicle and the quick spinning is because of a rollover crash, the sentiment may be completely different.

Although spinning amusement park rides do have one major thing in common with rollover crashes -- centripetal force -- most people would rather not go through a rollover crash in their lifetime. So what is it that goes on in a rollover crash that makes it so much more terrifying?

Let's first take a look at what causes rollover crashes. According to Consumer Reports, any vehicle can rollover provided the right circumstances. In most cases, rollovers occur because a vehicle has been tipped off its center of gravity. If the vehicle is moving when this occurs, forward momentum will keep in moving forward as it spins, thus resulting in a rollover crash.

Unlike amusement park rides though, most vehicles do not come complete with the same restraint systems that make you feel so safe. While all vehicles do come equipped with seatbelts, if these are worn improperly or not at all, the forces exerted on the body in a rollover crash could be enough to eject a person from the vehicle. It's a truly terrifying realization, which is one of the many reasons why we want our Lawrenceburg readers to avoid these crashes.

Another thing that makes rollover crashes frightening is the fact that not all vehicles come equipped with curtain airbags, which can greatly reduce the likelihood of a person suffering a traumatic brain injury in a rollover crash.

The fact that your body is not as well restrained as it is in an amusement park ride makes a rollover crash far more terrifying and dangerous. The injuries you suffer in one of these crashes can be incredibly serious, even catastrophic. But if someone else is at fault -- be it another driver or even the government body in charge of maintaining the roadway -- a victim can seek compensation and may do so with the help of a personal injury attorney.

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