Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts SUV accident lawyer has handled numerous wrongful death matters and injury claims involving accidents resulting from sport utility vehicle design or vehicle rollover.
Sport utility vehicles (or “SUVs”) are one of the most popular car models to currently exist. SUVs offer the size of a minivan or Suburban without the bulkiness that comes with this type of vehicle. However, SUVs also often have severe accident rates due to the easy ability to rollover on sharp turns or upon serious impacts.
SUVs emerged in popularity during the 1990s, and have remained strong in popularity despite rising gas prices. SUVs offer an alternative to minivans and large sedans. While SUVs have become much safer over the years in terms of rollover statistics, SUVs still have the potential to lead to serious injuries in any accidents. Even if the safety of SUVs has improved over the last few years, SUVs can still be responsible for injuries caused to other vehicles in an accident. Only a few years ago, a PBS survey discovered that a Ford Explorer is 16 times as likely as an ordinary family car to kill the passengers of another vehicle in a car accident. During this time, the Ford Explorer vehicle was the most popular SUV in the world.
SUV accidents can lead to the following injuries:
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Many of these injuries can be quite severe and can result in years of rehabilitation as well as weeks or even months spent in the hospital. Medical bills quickly add up in the case of serious injuries. As the victim of a SUV accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries, including:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
SUV accidents are still common throughout the country despite the new safety measures put into place to protect drivers and passengers. While the SUV itself may be the safest vehicle to be made, the driver of the SUV may have acted in a negligent manner in driving the car and may be responsible for the traumatic car accident.
Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts Personal Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one have been injured in an SUV accident, Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts SUV accident lawyer can assist you in bringing an action against the responsible party for your injuries. SUVs were created in the attempt to provide safety in a family-centered motor vehicle, but instead often lead to more severe injuries than ordinary automobiles cause. Your injuries from an SUV accident should not be your sole responsibility, and the proper party should be held accountable for your expenses.
Contact our West Hartford, Glastonbury, or Enfield office today for your initial free consultation.