New York SUV Accident
Sport utility vehicles (SUVs) have grown in popularity over the last decade, and because of that fact, car accidents involving SUVs have also increased. Many of these vehicles have a higher center of gravity than normal vehicles which makes them more prone to rolling over in an accident. Also, when you add in the fact that many people take these vehicles off-road – people who aren't experienced in off-road driving – it increases the likelihood of an accident. These rollover accidents often result in serious spinal injury, head injury or other personal injury to the driver and/or passengers.
According to research done by our New York SUV Accident Lawyer team more than 10,000 people are fatally injured in SUV-related rollover accidents every year. In cases where injuries are not fatal, oftentimes the person is left with life-altering physical impairment as a result of spinal injury.
A spinal injury can occur when the head is whipped violently or when the spine is damaged in an impact. These scenarios are common in SUV rollover accidents as well as in other auto accidents. Additionally, spinal injury can be one of the most devastating injuries due to the fact that the spinal cord is often involved. A spinal cord injury can lead to life-altering paralysis, which leaves a person unable to work or function as they previously had. And while the physical damage can't be minimized in serious spinal injury cases, there is also the financial impact to consider. A devastating spinal injury or spinal cord injury can leave a person unable to earn future wages and facing a mountain of medical expenses. If you've been injured in an SUV accident, call our experienced New York Injury Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC to find out what legal options you have.
Serious spinal injuries often require the attention of medical specialists, which can also be financially devastating to families. Our team has helped hundreds of people get fair compensation for their injuries and we can help you too.
In many cases, a negligent third party is responsible for an SUV accident. An auto manufacturer can be held responsible for making an unsafe vehicle or not conducting the proper safety tests (product liability). Additionally, many SUVs have unsafe design flaws, which make them more likely to roll over in an accident. Our legal team will review your case and identify the responsible parties to help you file a claim.
If you or a loved one sustained a serious spinal injury, spinal cord injury, brain injury or other personal injury in an SUV-related accident, contact our New York SUV Accident Spinal Injury Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC for a free consultation. You can reach us on the Web or by calling out toll-free number at 800.696.9529. We also are conveniently located throughout New York with offices in New York City, Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, Suffolk County, Nassau County and Westchester County as Rockland County.