In Aurora, Colorado, one person is dead following a single-vehicle crash. The crash occurred on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at around 3:15 a.m., according to police in Aurora. The driver of the vehicle was traveling on East Calhoun Avenue, going westbound in a four-door sedan.
The driver then failed to stop at a stop sign at a T-intersection. After this failure to stop, it struck several large boulders located on the west side of South Ider Street, causing it to roll over. The driver was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
The Danger of Rollover Crashes
Roll-over crashes are some of the most dangerous and potentially deadly car accidents that can occur. They have a higher rate of fatality and serious injury than other types of car accidents. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), of nearly 9.1 million motor vehicle crashes in 2010, only 2.1% involved in a rollover. However, of those the rollover crashes accounted for nearly 35% of all deaths from passenger vehicle crashes that year.
More than 7,600 people died in rollover crashes in 2010, the majority of whom were not wearing seat belts. When a roll-over occurs and a person is not wearing a seat belt, the injuries can be much more severe. Ejection from a vehicle can result in substantially more harm, as a person will be shot from the car at a high rate of speed, through the windshield, and land on the road or other outside areas. The person is at risk of being hit by other vehicles, and a person is much more likely to suffer a traumatic or fatal brain injury.
Injuries After a Rollover Crash
Rollover crashes can result in incredibly serious injuries, including but not limited to:
- traumatic brain injury
- spinal injuries
- loss of limb
- road rash
- broken bones
- internal bleeding
- organ damage or loss
When a person suffers injuries following a rollover crash, and those injuries were caused by another person's negligence, that person is entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit for money damages.
Getting the Compensation You Deserve
After a motor vehicle accident caused by another driver's negligence, you have the right to financial compensation to get your life back on track. This can include, but is not limited to:
- past and future medical costs
- rehabilitation costs
- lost wages
- lost earning capacity
- pain and suffering
- loss of consortium
- punitive damages (in limited circumstances)
Getting the compensation you deserve is best accomplished with the help of a highly experienced personal injury attorney. The court process and rules of evidence can make it incredibly difficult to prove your case without experienced help. You deserve to have your interests protected by a knowledgeable attorney.
Consult an Experienced Denver Personal Injury Attorney
As the injured victim, you deserve compensation for your injuries. Contact the experienced personal injuries at accidentdenver.com to fight for your rights and get the financial compensation you deserve.