Westchester County SUV Rollover Accident
SUV rollover accidents account for over double the amount of fatalities of sedan rollovers. A car in an accident is less likely to end up rolling over due to a sedan’s wider track and lower center of gravity. A SUV’s weight distribution differs significantly from that of a car. During high speeds a sharp turn or swerving maneuver can send a SUV sliding out of control; its top-heaviness may then throw it sideways. A rollover SUV accident can cause serious injuries including brain injuries, neck injuries, injuries to the spinal cord, facial injuries and burns. If you have been seriously injured in an SUV accident that you believed was caused by another person, contact an experienced Westchester County SUV rollover accident attorney who will ensure you’re your legal rights are protected and who will work hard to make sure that you received the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.Causes of SUV rollover accidents
Under certain the right conditions, any type of can rollover leading to serious injuries. However, SUVs are far more likely to rollover than sedans and sports cards because of how they are designed. SUVs are taller and narrower than sedans. They also have a higher center of gravity. These design features not only make SUVs more likely to rollover in collisions with other vehicles, they are more likely to rollover in single vehicle accidents.
Other reasons for SUV rollover accidents include:
- Speeding. Nearing 50% of all rollover accidents involve driving at an excessive speed
- Alcohol. Driving while under the influence is also a common contributing factor to rollover accidents.
- Lack of barriers. Rollover accidents are more likely to occur on roads such as rural roads that do not have barriers, have high speed limits and little traffic.
The injuries sustained in SUV rollover accident are usually serious if not fatal, including brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, paralysis and broken bones.Personal injury claim
Victims of SUV rollover accidents who suffer serious injuries are often left in deep financial debt. Serious injuries mean significant medical bills and the inability to return to work right away. Oftentimes victims with serious injuries are never able to return to work.
Forcing the person responsible for the accidents to compensate you for your losses will go a long with to help alleviating the financial stress caused by the accident. Whether the accident was caused by a negligent driver or due to a design defect, through a personal injury lawsuit you may be able to recover damages for your medical expenses, including your hospital bills, doctors’ bills, surgery, medication, medical equipment, counseling and rehabilitation. In addition, you will be entitled to recover compensation for the income you lost while recovering from your injuries. Lost income refers to the paychecks you missed while recovering. It also refers to self-employment revenue you lost because you were not able to operate your business while recovering.
You may also be able to recover compensation for the pain and suffering that you had to deal with as a result of the accident. Pain and suffering refers to not only physical pain, but also the mental suffering you faced. 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 will require a close review of accident evidence and witness statements. In order to ensure that your legal rights are protected it is important that you are represented by an attorney who has experience. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates has years of experience successfully representing clients injured in SUV rollover accidents as well as auto accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle. 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.