A car accident in Phoenix, Arizona left four people with injuries, an SUV on its roof and investigators combing the scene for evidence. The two vehicles collided last Friday morning and three people, including a 2-year-old child, required hospitalization because of the injuries they sustained in the car accident.

Few other details were available, though the police are looking into the crash. What we do know about this wreck is that a vehicle was turned over onto its roof, and this aspect is important to car accidents in general. Rollover accidents can cause very serious injuries to the head, neck and torso of the people in the car.

It’s not as if these injuries are impossible in car accidents where the vehicles don’t roll over — but in a rollover crash, the threat is unique and specific. Traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and other harm to critical organs and body parts can be suffered in a rollover crash, significantly altering — if not claiming — the life of a victim.

We bring this up because if it is found that your rollover accident was caused by negligence or some other form of dangerous driving, then the victims in that wreck should consider a civil lawsuit against the liable party. The compensation from this lawsuit could go a long way in paying for the medical bills you have racked up as a result of the rollover crash, and it could even cover other things such as rehabilitative costs and pain and suffering.

Source: KPHO, “3 hospitalized after 2-car crash in Phoenix,” Steve Stout, Aug. 15, 2014