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Nassau County SUV Rollover Accident

Because SUVs have become so popular over the last few decades, the number of SUV accidents has skyrocketed. Just like with any other type of car accident there are a variety of reasons that SUVs are involved in accidents. However, because of the design of SUVs, when an SUV is involved in any type of accident there is more of a possibility that the SUV will rollover. With a rollover accident the injuries tend to be more serious. For example, trauma to the brain can mean a serious concussion. Another common injury from a rollover SUV accident is a spinal injury that may lead to paralysis. If you are in need of an injury attorney because you were seriously hurt in an SUV rollover accident, contact an experienced Nassau County car accident attorney who will review the facts of your case and explain to you the process for pursuing compensation for the losses you suffered.

Common SUV rollover accident injuries

SUV rollovers occur for a variety of reasons. For example, if the SUV is involved in any type of accident caused for any reason such as speeding, drunk driving, or distracted driving, there is a chance that the SUV will rollover. Other common causes include the SUV driving over some type of debris or obstruction such as a pothole, the curb or debris in the road.

Because of the trauma to the body when an SUV rolls over injuries are often severe including:

  • Brain injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Neck injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Internal bleeding
  • Severe cuts
  • Severe bruises

35-year-old marathon runner Kyle suffered at T-4 spinal cord injury after the SUV he was riding in rolled over. Kyle was in a coma for 6 weeks. He had a broken neck and back. He is now paralyzed from the neck down. He no longer is able to run marathon or continue with his career as a personal trainer. Kyle won the personal lawsuit he filed against the driver of the car that side-swiped him, causing his SUV to rollover.

Personal injury claim

Victims injured in SUV rollover accidents and their families are often left in deep financial distress. Not only do they have significant medical bills, they are often unable to work for extended periods due to their injuries. The problem is compounded if the injured person had been the family's primary source of income.

Holding the parties responsible for the accident will help alleviate financial stress caused by the accident. In a personal injury lawsuit or in product liability lawsuit you may be able to recover damages for your medical expenses, including emergency room fee, fees associated with an extended stay in the hospital, surgery, rehabilitation, prescriptions and medical equipment. In addition, you will be entitled to recover compensation for the income you lost while recovering from your injuries. Loss of income includes not only loss of your paychecks. It also includes the value of sick or vacation days you had to use while recovering as well as in other type of compensation and benefits that you lost. If you will not be able to earn the money in the future that you otherwise would have been able to earn, you can demand that the negligent party pay you damages for the loss of future earning capacity.

You may also be able to recover compensation for the pain and suffering that you suffered as a result of the accident. Pain and suffering refers to not only physical pain, but also for emotional pain and loss of enjoyment of life. Whether you will be entitled to receive pain and suffering damages and the amount of such damages depends on the severity of your injuries.

If your loved one died in the accident, you may be able to recover damages in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates

Determining the cause of an SUV rollover accident may turn on complicated evidentiary issues. Thus, if you have been injured in an accident it is critical to immediately contact an attorney with experience. 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 rollover accidents as well as auto accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle. Contact us at 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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