Occupant Injuries in Vehicle Rollover Crashes

A Comprehensive Guide to the Literature for Personal Injury Lawyers

Publisher: Medifocus Legal
Publication Date: April 6, 2021
Number of Pages: 81
In the United States and throughout much of the world, motor vehicle accidents continue to be a leading cause of serious injury and death. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), at least 38,000 people were killed in motor vehicle collisions in the United States in 2019, a rate of almost 12 deaths per 100,000 population. Medically consulted injuries, defined as injuries that required the consultation of a medical professional, from motor vehicle incidents totaled 4.5 million in 2019, and total motor vehicle injury costs were estimated at $463 billion.

Rollover crashes, which are particularly violent in nature, represent a significant and growing contributor to the annual number of serious injuries and fatalities from motor vehicle crashes. The changing composition in the fleet of vehicles on the nation's highways has resulted in a growing number of Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) and other light trucks relative to passenger cars. Studies have shown that light trucks in general, and SUVs in particular, are an increasing segment of the total number of fatal rollover crashes.

According to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA), rollover crashes constitute about 20% of all fatal motor vehicle crashes. In fact, rollovers are more likely to result in fatalities than other types of crashes. The proportion of fatalities that are attributable to rollovers is highest among light trucks (47%) which is more than two times higher as compared to passenger car occupant fatalities (22%). Studies have also found that the likelihood of serious and fatal injuries in rollover crashes increases with a variety of factors including partial or complete ejection of the occupant, no seat belt use, speeding, undulating terrain, and rural roads.

The MediFocus Literature Guide to Occupant Injuries in Vehicle Rollover Crashes captures the relevant articles published over the past 15-years in peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals and focuses on the types of injuries and the factors that were associated with rollover injuries. This unique Literature Guide consists of over 90 hand-picked articles with links to the Abstracts and includes online access to the FREE FULL-TEXT version of 24 articles. The Guide also includes a valuable Author Directory for quickly identifying and locating leading authorities for case evaluations and expert testimony.

Occupant Injuries in Vehicle Rollover Crashes is a one-of-a-kind literature reference Guide that includes:

  • A comprehensive bibliography of 90 journal article references indexed in MEDLINE published in well respected medical and scientific journals.
  • Online access to the abstracts (summaries) of the articles.
  • Online access to the free full-text version of 24 articles.
  • Links to full-text sources of other articles that are available for purchase directly from individual journal publishers.
  • A unique "Author Directory" consisting of the names and institutional affiliations of experts who have published and have specialized knowledge about Occupant Injuries in Vehicle Rollover Crashes. The "Author Directory" is a valuable resource for quickly identifying and locating experts for case reviews, opinions, and testimony.

Select examples of topics that are covered by the articles referenced in this Guidebook include:

  • Factors affecting injury severity of single-vehicle rollover crashes in the United States.
  • Cervical spine injury in rollover crashes: Anthropometry, excursion, roof deformation, and ATD prediction.
  • Tractor rollover fatalities, analyzing accident scenario.
  • Rollover injury in vehicles with high-strength-to-weight ratio (SWR) roofs, curtain and side airbags, and other safety improvements.
  • High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle Rollover Accidents and Injuries to U.S. Army Soldiers by Reported Occupant Restraint Use, 1992-2013.
  • Integrating engineering principles into the medico-legal investigation of a rare fatal rollover car accident involving complex dynamics.
  • Investigating driver injury severity patterns in rollover crashes using support vector machine models.
  • Epidemiology of moderate-to-severe injury patterns observed in rollover crashes.
  • Occupant injury in rollover crashes - Contribution of planar impacts with objects and other vehicles.
  • Sensitivity of head and cervical spine injury measures to impact factors relevant to rollover crashes.
  • ATV rollover, rider response, and determinants of injury: in-depth analysis of video-documented ATV rollover events.
  • Rollover car crashes with ejection: a deadly combination--an analysis of 719 patients.
  • The relationship between vehicle roof crush and head, neck and spine injury in rollover crashes.
  • Head injuries to restrained occupants in single-vehicle pure rollover crashes.
  • Cervical and thoracic spine injury from interactions with vehicle roofs in pure rollover crashes.
  • Comparison of risk factors for cervical spine, head, serious, and fatal injury in rollover crashes.
  • Mortality and injury patterns associated with roof crush in rollover crashes.
  • Roof strength and injury risk in rollover crashes of passenger cars.
  • Analysis of large truck rollover crashes.
  • Fatal positional asphyxia associated with rollover crashes.
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