08/24/2011 // New York City, New York, USA // New York City Accident Lawyer // Jonathan C Reiter
On Saturday, August 20 2011, a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) carrying a family of eight from New York overturned along I-95 in North Carolina, killing three of the passengers, according to information received by New York City injury attorney, Jonathan C Reiter. Mr. Reiter holds extensive experience in SUV rollover cases, and won a stunning liability verdict against Toyota for an SUV rollover of a RAV4 that left his client a quadriplegic. According to Reiter the Ford Expedition that was carrying the family rolled two to three times near Wilson, North Carolina, just past Exit 121. The SUV rollover crash happened at approximately 4:20 p.m. Saturday afternoon, according to information received by New York City injury attorney Jonathan C Reiter.
New York City injury attorney Jonathan C Reiter described the emergency response scene as emergency personnel working to cut at least one person from the
overturned Ford SUV that was still resting on its roof. Emergency workers cut through a door in order to free passengers. New York City injury attorney Jonathan C Reiter further explains that Trooper G.G. Barnes of the North Carolina Highway Patrol stated that the three individuals killed in the SUV rollover crash were 22-year-old Rosanny Marte; 46-year-old Angela Marte; and 71-year-old Rosa Marte. The relationship went from daughter to mother and grandmother, according to reports received by New York City injury attorney Jonathan C Reiter. The five other passengers included the eldest women’s husbands, Angela’s two other children and a nephew. As of Sunday evening, the SUV rollover victims remained hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
New York City injury attorney Jonathan C Reiter explains that SUV rollover crashes account for over 10,000 traffic fatalities and serious injuries within the US each year. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that SUV’s maintain the highest rollover accident rate of any vehicle class. Reiter explains that poor SUV design may not only contribute to the SUV rollover, but to subsequent passenger and driver injuries as well. According to New York City injury attorney Jonathan C Reiter, occupants in an SUV rollover accident are often injured after the roll, when the vehicle’s weak roof supports and pillars collapse under the weight of the vehicle. The list of SUV rollover causes and effects includes seat belt defects, seatback failures, airbag deployments, fuel fed fires, etc.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an SUV rollover crash, contacting a lawyer experienced in fighting for the rights of victims of SUV rollover crashes may be in your best interest. As a victim of an SUV rollover, you may be entitled to compensation for injuries, medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
Located in the Empire State Building, with more than thirty years of experience litigating the multifaceted claims of SUV rollover accident victims and their families, contacting New York City injury attorney Jonathan C Reiter with regard to your particular personal injury or wrongful death case may help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
To schedule a free consultation with a New York City injury lawyer contact Jonathan C Reiter at (888) 464-1952.
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