NYC SUV Rollover Accident
Most people understand that a SUV is far more likely to rollover during an accident than a typical car, yet few probably understand the dangerous facts surrounding these accidents. Tragically, the mortality risk in a SUV rollover is more than double that of a car accident, as cars, trucks and SUVs are not held to a federal rollover safety standard. Although there are tests to determine the rollover safety rating of your SUV, we at the NYC SUV Rollover Accident Lawyer group at Stephen Bilks & Associates know that these vehicles are often sold without adequate safety warning labels, in an effort to make the vehicles appear safer to consumers.
The harsh reality is that these vehicles are not designed to handle sudden swerving or sharp turns at high speeds. The higher center of gravity combined with a narrow tire track creates a top-heavy vehicle that can go catapulting out of control at the slightest triggering mechanism. A soft shoulder, pronounced curb, or roadside ditch can all act as the catalyst for an accident once you lose control of your vehicle. Standard cars, however, have a wider tire track and a lower center of gravity, making it half as likely to rollover in the same circumstances. Our NYC SUV Rollover Accident Lawyer team at Stephen Bilks & Associates understands these facts. If you or a loved one is suffering from personal injury or under the strain of loss due to wrongful death caused by a motor vehicle accident, call us today to discuss your probable legal claim.
Our legal team knows that in addition to these facts, SUVs are not built to handle these types of accidents. Equipped with weak roofs, inadequate roof support, and insubstantial pillars, the likelihood of being killed in these accidents is far greater than that of a car. Roof crush can leave passengers suffering from injuries such as brain injury, spinal cord injury, life-altering paralysis, back pain, broken bones, and even limb amputation. In some instances, passengers suffer from wrongful death because the safety belts are unable to save their lives during an accident.
These accidents can be further complicated by causes such as defective product, mechanical failure, and/or the lack of crucial safety features like electronic stability control. If accident was directly caused by one or more of these agents, it is important to discuss your potential product liability claim.
If you or a loved one has suffered from wrongful death or injury due to a motor vehicle accident, our firm wants to support you. You deserve to be compensated for your loss, and could be entitled to reimbursement for medical expenses, lost time from work as well as pain and suffering. Our staff is ready and waiting to hear your story; call us today at 1-800-NY-NY-Law to discuss your potential case. You call us anytime or contact one of our New York City offices in Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, the Bronx or Brooklyn, our office in Westchester County or one of our Long Island offices in Nassau County or Suffolk County.