Westchester County SUV Rollover Accident
There are many injuries caused by a sport utility vehicle (SUV) rollover accident as well as an astounding number of deaths caused by such an auto accident. According to our Westchester County SUV Rollover Accident Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, a passenger in a SUV rollover accident can suffer from severe brain injury or brain damage, life-altering back injury and spinal cord injury, resulting in paraplegia or quadriplegia. Also common are broken bones, strained muscles, and amputation. This is only a small list of the potential injury one can suffer due to a SUV rollover accident.
At our Westchester County SUV Rollover Accident Lawyer group at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, we know that SUV rollover accidents account for over double the amount of fatalities than a typical car rollover. A car accident is less likely to end in a vehicle rollover due to a car’s wider track and lower center of gravity. A SUV’s weight distribution differs significantly from a car’s. During high speeds, a sharp turn or swerving maneuver can send a SUV sliding out of control, its top-heaviness throwing it sideways. A simple curb, soft shoulder, or roadside ditch can easily act as the rollover incendiary.
Unfortunately, SUV rollover accidents end far more tragically than a standard car accident. This is primarily due to poor safety design. As the weight of a SUV exceeds the weight of a standard car, so the roof support should provide ample strength to handle the excess weight of the vehicle. Unfortunately, SUV roofs often lack the strength to manage such weight during a rollover accident. This can result in passengers being crushed and suffering undue injury and wrongful death.
Some other catalysts for a SUV rollover accident are poor road conditions, violations of traffic regulations and laws, vehicle mechanical failure, lack of safety features, and faulty or defective product. If you or a loved one have been involved in a SUV rollover accident due to defective product, mechanical failure, or the lack of appropriate safety components, the Westchester County SUV Rollover Accident Lawyer group at Stephen Bilkis & Associates believes that you may have a right to file a product liability claim against the SUV’s manufacturer. A product liability claim will hold the manufacturer responsible for your unwarranted suffering, injury, and loss.
Our Westchester County SUV Rollover Accident Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates knows that you can’t always defend yourself, and we are here to help discuss your potential case. To learn more about your legal options, you can contact any one of our offices located throughout the New York City, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn, Westchester County and Long Island offices in Nassau County and Suffolk County. You can also call us anytime at 1-800-NY-NY-Law.