In the past couple of decades, the popularity of the Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) has risen as an increasing number of consumers have chosen to purchase SUVs. While many of these consumers enjoy the towing capacity and the passenger-carrying space of the SUV, it has become apparent that these types of vehicles pose many safety threats to drivers and occupants.
SUV Rollover Accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), SUVs are approximately three times more likely to rollover in a single car accident than any other vehicle. This increased rollover probability coupled with the fact that SUVs have a relatively high occupant capacity makes SUV passengers and drivers particularly susceptible to catastrophic injuries. In 2006, the Insurance Information Institute released a report which found that SUVs had the highest occupant fatality rate of any vehicle involved in a rollover accident with a total of 8,062 SUV occupants killed.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an SUV rollover accident, please contact the Massachusetts Law Firm of Altman & Altman LLP for a free initial consultation. Our Greater Boston SUV Accident Attorneys understand the emotional, physical, and financial burden of being injured or having a loved one killed in an SUV accident and will zealously advocate on your behalf to get you the compensation you may be entitled to through a Massachusetts SUV Accident Lawsuit or Wrongful Death Lawsuit.
Filing an SUV Accident Lawsuit or Claim
Our experienced and committed team of lawyers realizes that victims of SUV accidents and their families are often faced with many legal questions and needs which must be resolved in a timely fashion. Our Massachusetts SUV Accident Lawyers have successfully handled thousands of accident cases and will put your mind at ease by fielding all of your questions regarding your legal rights. We will be able to answer questions such as:
- Who will pay my Medical Bills?
- Am I entitled to collect my lost wages as a result of the accident?
- How much is my case worth?
- What are my options if my insurance company is refusing to pay my claim?
- If the other vehicle that hit me left the scene, may I still make a claim?
The Greater Boston SUV Accident Attorneys at Altman & Altman LLP will prevent the insurance company from giving you an inadequate settlement and taking away your right to file a Personal Injury Lawsuit at a later date. In addition to carefully reviewing all of the evidence available, our firm will investigate the specific circumstances surrounding your SUV accident. We will retain SUV crash reconstruction experts and will work with medical experts to evaluate your injuries.
Altman & Altman LLP has also successfully handled Products Liability & Defective Products cases for over 50 years. Our attorneys and experts will investigate your SUV accident in order to determine whether a products liability claim or lawsuit may be brought against a manufacturer on your behalf.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an SUV accident, please contact the Massachusetts Law Firm of Altman & Altman LLP for a free initial consultation. Our firm only receives compensation for our legal services if your case is successful.