Long Island SUV Accident

SUVs are becoming by far the most common type of vehicle on the road. 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 a SUV accident. This unusually high rollover rate is because of the way the vehicles are designed. SUVs have a higher center of gravity, narrow wheel bases, and less visibility than a standard motor vehicle. An SUV accident can result in serious injuries to the driver and passengers, including broken bones, spinal cord injuries, internal bleeding, neck injurires, or severe head injuries. If you have been seriously injured in an SUV accident due to the negligence of another person, it is important that you contact an experienced Long Island 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. 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 the victim’s inability to return to work right away. 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.

If a family member passed away as a result of an SUV accident, you may be able to recover damages by filing a wrongful death suit. Your claim can include reimbursement for medical bills, loss of support, and funeral expenses.

Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates

If you have been injured in an SUV accident it is critical to immediately contact an attorney with representing plaintiffs who suffered serious injuries in SUV accidents. 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 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.

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