AUTO ACCIDENT LAWYER, AUTO INJURY ATTORNEY
Since the SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle) was first introduced on the market, many experts have expressed concerns regarding their safety. These vehicles have achieved great popularity and are ever present on the roadways. Unfortunately, safety issues continue to abound and appear to have become less important to manufacturers, dealers and consumers than image and style.
At the Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D., in Winter Park, Florida, we are highly experienced in evaluating issues of vehicle safety and the effect on consumers of nonexistent safety standards. We offer experienced and professional legal counseling to our clients. We are dedicated to honestly, diligently and aggressively protecting the interests of injured people and their families.
The legal team at the Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D., strives to provide each client with superior personal service. We have 24 years of legal experience as auto accident lawyers successfully representing injured persons. We concentrate on the legal representation of accident victims that have sustained catastrophic injury or death.
SUV Safety Concerns
The main concern relating to SUV safety is the fact that they have a higher rollover rate than any other vehicle on the market. Statistics from the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) reflect that SUV’s are three times more likely to rollover than other passenger cars. There are twice as many deaths from SUV rollovers than from rollovers in any other vehicle. The safety of the SUV is compromised by the fact that they are narrower and taller than the average passenger car.
The body of the SUV has maintained the same original design that was contemplated for off-road use. However, now that manufacturers build SUV’s for family use, the vehicles usually are not equipped with roll bars. The higher center of gravity in combination with the absence of safety measures to prevent roof collapse during a rollover can result in deadly consequences.
For more information, see Rollover Accidents.
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