The Value of a SUV Rollover Accident
Current statistics report that approximately 10,000 people are killed every year and 30,000 are injured in rollover accidents. Typically, these accidents occur because a vehicle has made an abrupt turn or is struck from the side. While any car can overturn, these types of accidents are often seen with sports utility vehicles (SUVs). This is because the vehicles are designed with a high center of gravity and a narrow wheel base which makes them prone to tip over. If you or a family member has been injured in an SUV rollover accident, speak with a qualified New York City SUV Rollover Accident Lawyer from Stephen Bilkis and Associates. If you could be entitled to compensation for your losses.
While vehicle design is a factor in these accidents, it is not the sole reason for a rollover accident. Negligent driving, including speeding or driving while intoxicated can also be to blame.
The injuries that result from a SUV rollover accident tend to be very serious, because in many vehicles the roof is not strong enough to support the weight of the vehicle. As you can imagine, this results in serious and even fatal head and spinal injuries.
Dealing with an SUV accident can be stressful and confusing. It is important to choose a lawyer you can trust, and that has a proven track record of success. Stephen Bilkis and Associates has proven time and time again, that there is no substitute for experience. We have successfully won court verdicts and settlements that range from twelve million dollars ($12,000,000) all the way up sixty-nine million dollars ($69,000,000). Our lawyers have decades of experience in handling personal injury claims, and is focused on getting our clients the compensation they deserve.The Value of a SUV Rollover Accident
A value of a SUV rollover accident is made up of several components. Some of these include the following:Medical Damages
The amount of your medical damages consists of all medical bills you have incurred because of your accident. This includes doctor and hospital bills, medications, therapy, home health care, etc. Depending on the type of injury you have, this amount alone can run into hundreds of thousands of dollars. To ensure that your legal rights are protected, it is important to discuss your damages with an experienced SUV rollover accident lawyer who is familiar with New York City laws and procedures.Loss of Income
If you were injured, chances are you have been unable to work for a period of time. You are entitled to be reimbursed for this loss. If you are permanently disabled and unable to return to work at all, this loss would be calculated and included in your award.Pain and Suffering
You may be unable to work, you now have medical bills piling up with no way to pay them. Another aspect of this is the pain and suffering you have endured because of the accident. Based on the severity of your injury and all that your recovery will entail, the court will use a calculation to determine a fair dollar amount to compensate you.Insurance
The particulars of the insurance policies involved will have an impact on your case. If you have policy coverage for up to one million dollars for instance, it will be challenging to receive an award or settlement higher than that.
Taking these things into consideration, your New York City SUV rollover accident lawyer will be able to provide an estimate of what your case is worth. The following are recent jury verdicts from the New York area:
Kings County, New York - $4,000,000 Verdict: Negligent driver makes right hand turn hitting plaintiff.
New York City, New York - $5,000,000 Verdict: Plaintiff is struck by a negligent driver.
Kings County, New York - $2,225,000 Verdict: Negligent motorist drives up on sidewalk hitting plaintiff.
The value of an SUV rollover accident can be difficult to assess. The sooner you contact our firm the sooner our lawyers can set to work gathering the evidence needed and get you the compensation you deserve. Contact one of our SUV rollover accident lawyers from one of our New York City offices. We have office locations in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island, as well as Nassau County, Suffolk County and Westchester County. Call us today at 800.696.9529.