Driving a sport utility vehicle (SUV) dramatically increases the risk of
suffering an injury in a rollover accident. Due to the elevated height
of SUVs', they possess a higher center of gravity, making them significantly
more likely to roll over in an accident. In many instances an SUV rolling
over in an accident is the result of negligent manufacturing. As a result,
drivers who have suffered injuries in rollover accidents may have grounds
to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer of their vehicle. At Queller,
Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool our New York SUV accident attorney have
experience handling cases where an SUV rolled over leading to a passenger's
injury. Our car accident attorneys understand how to prove liability in
these types of cases and are committed to helping secure our clients the
compensation they deserve. As a result, we pursue maximum compensation
for all of our clients.
Have you been injured in an accident where your SUV rolled over? If so,
you may have grounds for a lawsuit. For a free review of your legal options
call 212-406-1700 or
contact us online.
Did Negligence Cause Your Rollover Accident?
While SUV's are more prone to rollovers than other vehicles, they are
designed to remain upright. Furthermore, car manufacturers implement safety
features in SUV's intended to prevent passengers from getting injured
should their car rollover. The manufacturers may have acted negligently
if any of the following caused the accident or injury:
- The SUV's manufacturer failed to install a roll cage
- Airbags failed to deploy
- Faulty seats
- Seatbelts failed to hold passengers
- The manufacturer failed to install body reinforcements in the vehicle
- Mechanical failure
- Poorly manufactured tires or broken safety latches
In some instances injured drivers and passengers may be able to sue the
driver of the car that caused the accident. Additionally, injured drivers
may also have a case against the government if they were negligent in
their construction of the road.
Injured individuals should also keep in mind that negligence in and of
itself does not provide grounds for a lawsuit. To have a valid lawsuit,
the victim must be able to prove that negligence was directly responsible
for their injury. Furthermore, the victim must show that their injury
caused them to suffer either financial or emotional damages.
What Compensation is Available to Victims of SUV Accidents?
Individuals who have suffered injuries in an SUV accident may be eligible
to receive compensation for any economic or non-economic damages incurred.
Economic damages available to victims include:
Lost Wages: If the SUV accident caused serious injury to the victim, they may be forced
to miss work for an extended period of time. As a result, the victim may
be able to recoup compensation for any lost wages that occur due to their
injury. Furthermore, if the injury is debilitating, victims may receive
compensation for any damage the injury causes their future earning potential.
Medical Bills: Injuries sustained in SUV accidents are often severe and can necessitate
multiple surgical procedures. As a result, victims may be able to receive
compensation for any medical bills related to the injury that are uncovered
by insurance. Additionally, victim may be able to receive compensation
for any future medical procedures necessitated by the injury.
Non-economic damages available include:
Pain and Suffering: Victims may be able to receive compensation for any long-term pain and
suffering caused by the accident, such as emotional trauma or permanent scarring.
When an SUV accident proves fatal, the victim's family may be able
to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible party. In a wrongful
death lawsuit, families can recover compensation for any economic or non-economic
damages incurred by their loved one's death. Economic damages in a
wrongful death lawsuit include loss of an essential wage, funeral costs,
and medical bills incurred before death. Families can also receive compensation
for non-economic damages such as pain and suffering before death, loss
of consortium, and loss of parental guidance.
How Can a Vehicle Accident Lawyer Help You?
Due to the complexities involved in personal injury lawsuits, it is important
for victims to retain a skilled vehicle accident lawyer. At Queller, Fisher,
Washor, Fuchs & Kool, our
New York car accident lawyers will handle all aspects of the legal process for our clients. Our attorneys
will investigate the accident, interview witnesses, file the claim, negotiate
settlements where appropriate, and pursue maximum compensation in court.
Furthermore our firm will hire accident reconstruction experts who will
help prove liability and testify on our client's behalf in court.
Our process has led to numerous successful verdicts and settlements, many
of which greater than $1 million.
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury in an SUV accident, you
may be entitled to compensation. For a free consultation with Queller,
Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, call 212-406-1700 or fill out our online
review form. We will review your case to see how our attorneys may be
able to help you.