Bronx SUV Accident
With the increasing popularity of SUVs these days, SUV accidents are not uncommon. Statistics report that as many as one in four vehicles sold in the United States is an SUV. Unfortunately, deaths from rollover SUV accidents are on the rise. Over 10,000 drivers are killed every year due to SUV accidents. The unusual high SUV rollover rate is in part due to the design of SUVs as they have a high center of gravity and narrow wheel bases. Even with recent design improvements, SUVs still have a higher rollover rate than traditional sedans. Victims of SUV accidents, particular rollover accidents often suffer serious injuries such as fractured bones, spinal cord injuries and brain injuries. If you have been seriously injured in an SUV accident that was caused by the carelessness or recklessness of another person, it is imperative that you contact an experienced Bronx SUV accident lawyer to discuss your options for pursuing compensation for your injuries, including reimbursement for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of income.SUV safety concerns
SUVs are often purchased because people have the impression that they are safer even though thousands of people are killed every year because of SUV accidents. Rollover accidents are the most common type of accidents regarding SUVs. Statistics report that 37% of all SUV accidents involved rollovers. Fatalities often occur with rollover accidents because the roof of the vehicle collapses.
One of the most common injuries associated with SUV accidents are head and brain injuries. It is reported that approximately 1/3 of all rollover accidents involve head injuries. Another common injury is an injury to the spine. Statistics from the National Spinal Cord Injury Center report that approximately 12,000 spinal cord injuries occur annually, and 255,000 Americans are currently living with a spinal cord injury. These types of injuries are life changing and medically expensive. Oftentimes these injuries are permanent and can cause paraplegia and quadriplegia.
Other common injuries are broken bones, internal bleeding, and deep cuts and severe abrasions.Personal injury or wrongful death claim
Victims of SUV accidents suffer serious injuries that lead to substantial medical bills and significant debt. Holding the negligent party legally accountable for the accident will help alleviate financial challenges caused by the accident. Through a personal injury claim you can demand compensation for your medical expenses, including hospital bills, fees for your doctors including specialists, rehabilitation expenses, and the costs of prescriptions and medical equipment.
In addition, you can demand payment for the wages and other compensation you lost while recovering from your injuries. Loss of income includes not only loss of your paychecks. If you injuries are permanent then you can demand compensation for loss of future earning capacity. Furthermore you may also be able to recover compensation for the pain and suffering that you suffered as a result of the accident.
If a family member was killed in an SUV accident, the law allows the personal representative of that person to file a wrongful death suit to recover compensation for your medical bills, conscious pain and suffering, loss of future income and funeral and burial expenses.Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates
Determining the cause of an SUV accident may turn on complicated evidentiary issues. Thus, if you have been injured in an SUV accident it is critical to immediately contact an attorney with experiencing handling SUV accidents. It is important that you do so right away as there are time limits associated with filling personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates to discuss the details of your case. Our staff is experienced in handling claims from people injured in SUV accidents as well as auto accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle. Contact us at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW (1-800-696-9529) to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We represent clients in the following locations: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Staten Island, Suffolk County and Westchester County.