NY SUV Accident Lawyers

Compensation for SUV Rollover Accidents

Over the past decade or so, sports utility vehicles (SUVs) have gained popularity in the United States due to the spread of misinformed claims about the large vehicles. Drivers of SUVs popularly believe that they have exceptional safety features in addition to considerable power and a formidable carrying capacity. However, certain defects in the vehicle’s design make the SUV one of the more dangerous vehicles one can operate on the road. Their higher center of gravity and comparably narrower track width make them prone to rollover accidents, which can result in serious head or neck injuries and even fatalities.

The compassionate New York SUV accident attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP have seen the devastating consequences of SUV accidents firsthand. We believe that the manufacturers behind these dangerous vehicles should be brought to justice. If you have suffered great losses due to an SUV accident, please get in touch with our NY auto product liability law firm so we can help you fight for the compensation you fully deserve. For a free case evaluation, call us at (212) 986-7353.

The Problem of SUV Roof Crush

Although significant improvements have been made to the SUV over recent years, thousands upon thousands of older models remain in use and on the road. Most of the models dating back to the 1980s are at high risk of rollover accidents. If that wasn’t enough, they are also likely to experience roof crush in the event of a rollover. Roof crush involves the complete structural failure of the roof due to poor design and/or construction. Crashes of this nature usually result in severe long-term injuries and deaths.

Why SUV Accidents Occur

SUV accidents occur either due to motorist error, vehicle defects or a combination of the two. Unfortunately, many drivers of SUVs are instilled with a false sense of security because they share the same misguided assumptions about the vehicle’s performance capabilities, which often lead them to make riskier maneuvers. However, blame cannot be placed on the drivers alone, especially since manufacturers have sold these dangerous vehicles knowingly without clearly informing consumers of the risks associated with SUVs.

Regular motor vehicles are more likely to remain grounded in bad weather and road conditions. SUVs, on the other hand, may experience rollovers where a regular motor vehicle would not. The slightest bump or skid can cause loss of control. Drivers in these situations often overcompensate and turn the wheel too fast, causing a rollover.

suv If you are driver or passenger who has been injured in an SUV rollover, you have legal rights and should contact a New York auto accident attorney immediately.

Successful SUV Accident Attorneys in New York

At Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, we have helped many clients successfully take on big SUV companies in their injury and wrongful death claim cases. There are many effective arguments upon which we can build the foundation for your claim. Please contact us as soon as possible before the statute of limitations for your case comes to pass. If you wait too long, you may lose your right to pursue compensation for the losses you have sustained. To learn more about your legal options, contact our NYC SUV accident attorneys today at (212) 986-7353.

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If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, it is important to seek legal representation as soon as possible. Contact the New York personal injury attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP today for a FREE, no obligation consultation today:

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