Long Island SUV Accident
While all types of vehicles are involved in accidents, the number of accidents involving SUVs has risen sharply over the last 2 decades as the SUV ownership has increased. When an SUV is involved in an accident, there is a higher likelihood that the occupants of the SUV will suffer serious or fatal injuries. This is in part due to the fact that SUVs are more likely to rollover in collisions than traditional sedans. When an SUV does rollover, the roof often collapses onto the occupants. The result can be catastrophic injuries such as head, neck and spinal cord damage. As experienced Long Island SUV accident lawyers, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates are well aware affect that a serious injury can have not only on the victim, but also on the victim’s family. We are here to help. If you have been seriously injured in an SUV accident due to the negligence of another person, you have the right to demand that the negligent individual compensate you for the losses you suffered. Contact us right away, as there are time limits for filing negligence claims.SUV safety concerns
SUVs are often purchased because people have the impression that they are safer. Because many SUVs are significantly larger than traditional SUVs, they give consumers the impression that they are safer. Unfortunately, in many cases the opposite is true. Because of the way SUVS are designed- tall and narrow, they are more likely rollover in single vehicle accidents and in minor collisions. In addition, SUVs often have weak roofs so that when they do rollover the roofs often collapse. The result is that victims of SUV rollover accidents suffer catastrophic injuries such as head, back and neck injuries leading to lifelong disabilities such as paralysis.Personal injury or wrongful death claim
Victims seriously injured in SUV accidents and their families are often face severe financial problems because of the medical bills and because of the victim’s inability to return to work right away. As an experienced SUV accident attorney in Long Island will explain, the best way to alleviate the financial stress is to hold the person responsible for the accident accountable by filing a personal injury lawsuit. For example, if you file a claim you can seek compensation for your hospital bills, your surgery, emergency room treatment, medication, outpatient treatment, lab tests, and rehabilitation. When you demand medical expenses you can demand compensation for both past and future medical expenses. This is important since treatment for some catastrophic injuries such as quadriplegia can cost well over $1 million in the first year alone and over $4 million over the lifetime of the victim.
In addition, you have the right to ask for money to cover the income that you had to forgo because you were too injured to work. This may include missed paychecks as well as other types of compensation that you missed. If you have your own business, you can demand compensation based on the money you lose because you were not able to see clients or ship orders.
You may also be able to recover compensation for non-economic losses such as pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium.Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates
If you have been injured in an SUV accident that was caused because another person was negligent, do not quickly settle with the insurance company. The negligent person’s insurance company will quickly try to convince you to settle the case for an amount that may be unfair to you. Instead, immediately contact an SUV accident attorney serving Long Island who has experience representing plaintiffs who suffered serious injuries in SUV accidents. The staff at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates is experienced in handling claims from people injured in SUV accidents as well as auto accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle accidents. 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.