El Debate De Car v. SUV
– Por El Abogado De Lesiones Personales De Tampa, Martin J. Hernandez
Los SUV encabezan la lista de popularidad de vehículos y son los más buscados en el mercado. Tienen la capacidad de tracción de un camión pequeño, pero la comodidad, el lujo y el manejo de un automóvil más grande. Son perfectos para transportar familias, pero también son excelentes para viajes de pesca con los muchachos, para acampar en expediciones y para mover artículos más grandes.
¿Son Los SUV La Mejor Opción Para Usted Y Su Familia?
- Sedanes: en general, los sedanes son más fáciles de maniobrar que sus contrapartes más grandes y más altos, lo que los convierte en la mejor opción en cuanto a desviarse rápidamente para evitar un accidente.
- SUV: su gran tamaño los convierte en una fuerza a tener en cuenta, por lo que probablemente saldrán de un choque en mejores condiciones que un sedán más pequeño, y su posición de asiento más alta se traduce en una mejor vista del tráfico y las condiciones de la carretera.
Los SUV pueden ser más seguros que los autos más pequeños, pero tienen problemas de estabilidad en algunos modelos. Los SUV tienen un centro de gravedad más alto y pueden tener algunas implicaciones de manejo. Hay varios otros factores que debe considerar al decidir cuál es el mejor para su familia y estilo de vida. Si te sientes más seguro en un vehículo más grande y voluminoso, entonces un SUV es el camino a seguir.
¿Con Quién Debo Comunicarme Si Tengo Un SUV O Un Accidente Automovilístico?
Si ha sido lesionado en un SUV o un accidente automovilístico, comuníquese con un abogado lo antes posible. La navegación de reclamaciones de seguros y la determinación de lesiones sostenidas en un SUV o accidente automovilístico suelen ser complejas. Los daños son a menudo complicados. El tratamiento de las lesiones sostenidas puede ser costoso, doloroso y puede llevar meses o incluso años. La cobertura de seguro, especialmente la PIP y la cobertura de motorista no asegurado (UM), es muy importante. Un abogado con experiencia en SUV o accidente automovilístico puede investigar agresivamente y buscar la compensación financiera a la que tiene derecho por el dolor y el sufrimiento y por el tratamiento y la atención médica. Un abogado con experiencia en SUV o accidente automovilístico analizará exhaustivamente su caso y explicará las disposiciones del seguro y las opciones que tiene para obtener una compensación justa.
Si usted o un ser querido ha sido lesionado en un SUV o accidente automovilístico debido a la negligencia de otro, tiene derecho a una indemnización. Un abogado de SUV o accidente de automóvil con experiencia determinará la cobertura de seguro disponible y lo ayudará a resolver el asunto o a presentar una demanda por lesiones personales que solicite una indemnización.
¿Por qué Fernández y Hernández?
Los abogados con experiencia en lesiones personales en Fernandez & Hernandez pueden investigar y determinar la responsabilidad. Los abogados de Fernández y Hernández determinarán qué daños y gastos compensatorios son justos para su tratamiento médico, pérdida de ingresos, daños a la propiedad, dolor y sufrimiento y angustia mental. Si se determina que la parte responsable de sus lesiones es especialmente negligente y descuidada, se pueden otorgar daños punitivos.
El abogado Martin J. Hernández, de Fernández y Hernández, proporciona representación legal para víctimas y familias en casos de SUV y accidentes automovilísticos y de homicidio culposo. Nuestros abogados de lesiones personales en Tampa agradecen la oportunidad de entrevistarnos con usted y sus seres queridos. Lo invitamos a revisar nuestros resultados recientes para acuerdos y veredictos de prueba. Nuestras calificaciones y antecedentes también están disponibles para usted. Recomendamos también leer nuestros comentarios en Google Reviews, Avvo y Yelp. Nuestros abogados de Tampa, Martin Hernández y Daniel Fernández también son bilingües.
Los abogados de lesiones personales de Tampa en Fernández y Hernández sirven a las comunidades de Florida, incluyendo Tampa, Brandon, Carrollwood, Westchase, Riverview, Temple Terrace, Pasco, Pinellas, San Petersburgo, Clearwater, Lakeland, Plant City, Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Dover, Valrico, Lutz, Lakeland y muchos otros vecindarios en el área de Tampa Bay.
No importa cuán graves o mínimas sean sus lesiones, lucharemos arduamente para obtener una compensación por sus facturas médicas, dolor y sufrimiento, y la pérdida de salarios. El abogado Martin J. Hernandez puede ayudarlo a guiarlo en el proceso. En Fernandez & Hernandez sabemos cómo ayudarlo a usted y a su familia después de cualquier tipo de accidente, y tenemos los recursos para hacerlo. Cuando llame a Fernández y Hernández, responderemos a todas sus preguntas rápidamente.
Nuestros abogados de lesiones personales pueden ayudarlo en todas las fases de lesiones y casos de muerte por negligencia. Manejamos las reclamaciones por lesiones personales desde la investigación inicial hasta el juicio y los procedimientos de apelación. En Fernández y Hernández, iremos a juicio, si es necesario, y lucharemos en su nombre, y tenemos los resultados para demostrarlo.
Si ha estado involucrado en un SUV o un accidente automovilístico en el área de Tampa Bay, llame al abogado de lesiones personales de Tampa, Martin J. Hernandez de Fernandez & Hernandez al 813-229-5353
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The Car v. SUV debate
– by Tampa Personal Injury Attorney, Martin J. Hernandez
SUVs top the chart in vehicle popularity and are the most sought after vehicles on the market. They have the pulling capacity of a small truck but the comfort, luxury, and ride of a larger car. They are perfect for transporting families, but they are also great for fishing trips with the guys, camping expeditions and moving larger items.
Are SUVs the Best Choice for You and Your Family?
- Sedans: In general, sedans are easier to maneuver than their larger, taller counterparts, making them the better bet in terms of swerving quickly to avoid an accident.
- SUVs: Their sheer size makes them a force to be reckoned with, so they will likely come out of a crash in better condition than a smaller sedan, and their higher seating position translates to a better view of traffic and road conditions.
SUVs may be safer than smaller cars but do have stability issues on some models. SUVs have a higher center of gravity and can have some handling implications. There are several other factors you should consider when deciding which is best for your family and lifestyle. If you feel safer in a larger, bulkier vehicle then an SUV is the way to go.
Who Should I Contact If I Am In An SUV or Car Accident?
If you have been injured in an SUV or Car crash contact an attorney as soon as possible. Navigating insurance claims and determining sustained injuries in an SUV or Car crash is usually complex. Damages are often complicated. Treatment of sustained injuries may be costly, painful and may take months, or even years. Insurance coverage, especially PIP and Uninsured Motorist Coverage (UM), is very important. An experienced SUV or Car crash attorney can aggressively investigate and seek the financial compensation you are entitled to for pain and suffering and for medical treatment and care. An experienced SUV or Car crash lawyer will thoroughly analyze your case and explain the insurance provisions and the options you have for pursuing fair compensation.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an SUV or Car crash due to the negligence of another, you are entitled to compensation. An experienced SUV or Car accident lawyer will determine the insurance coverage available and assist you in settling the matter or in filing a personal injury lawsuit seeking compensation.
Why Fernandez & Hernandez?
The experienced personal injury attorneys at Fernandez & Hernandez can investigate and determine liability. The attorneys at Fernandez & Hernandez will determine what compensatory damages and expenses are fair for your medical treatment, lost income, property damage, pain and suffering, and mental anguish. If the party responsible for your injuries is found to be especially negligent and careless, punitive damages may be awarded.
Attorney Martin J. Hernandez of Fernandez & Hernandez provides legal representation for victims and families in SUV and Car accidents and wrongful death cases. Our Tampa personal injury attorneys welcome the opportunity to interview with you and your loved ones. We invite you to review our recent results for settlements and trial verdicts. Our qualifications and background are available to you as well. We recommend also reading our reviews on Google Reviews, Avvo and Yelp. Our Tampa Attorneys Martin Hernandez and Daniel Fernandez are bilingual as well.
The Tampa personal injury lawyers at Fernandez & Hernandez serve Florida communities including Tampa, Brandon, Carrollwood, Westchase, Riverview, Temple Terrace, Pasco, Pinellas, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Lakeland, Plant City, Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Dover, Valrico, Lutz, Lakeland and many other neighborhoods in the Tampa Bay area.
No matter how serious or minimal your injuries, we will fight hard for compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Attorney Martin J. Hernandez can help guide you through the process. At Fernandez & Hernandez we know how to help you and your family following any kind of accident, and we have the resources to do it. When you call Fernandez & Hernandez we will answer all of your questions quickly.
Our personal injury lawyers can help in all phases of injury and wrongful death cases. We handle personal injury claims from initial investigation through trial and appellate proceedings. At Fernandez & Hernandez, we will go to trial, if necessary, and fight on your behalf, and we have the results to prove it.
If you have been involved in a an SUV or Car accident in the Tampa Bay area call Tampa Personal Injury Attorney, Martin J. Hernandez of Fernandez & Hernandez at 813-229-5353
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What’s Safer in an Accident: Is an SUV Safer than a Car or Sedan?
As a Tampa Injury Attorney, I always say that “in the battle of the bulge” the big one wins. But is an SUV safer than a car? When shopping for a car, people usually compare crash-test ratings. Whether from the government or insurance industry, crash-test scores provide valuable insight into the occupant protection a car provides. But this does give the entire picture.
For instance, the front-crash scores simulate striking a same-sized vehicle. What happens if you hit a larger, heavier, or taller vehicle? Results from a new study being presented by researchers at the University of Buffalo reveals the impact of your car-buying decision.
While the laws of physics dictate that in a crash between mismatched vehicles, the lighter one takes the brunt of the impact, this study shows just how unequal the contest is. Yes, the big one usually wins, but there is more.
Many families who select an SUV over a sedan do so because they feel that they’re safer driving higher off the ground. And, according to a recent research study, SUVs have been shown to be much safer than sedans. In fact, an SUV driver or passenger is at least 50 percent more likely to survive a car crash without suffering serious injuries than an individual riding in a sedan.
Studies have shown that sedans are safest in a crash if it involves two similarly-sized ones. The same doesn’t appear to be the case with SUVs though. Even if they’re comparable in size, they’re likely to crush one another. This is, in turn, likely to lead to more catastrophic injuries.
Researchers note that SUVs are particularly well-equipped to protect kids. That’s because, unlike the minivan that is lighter and has a lower center of gravity, the SUV is higher up and reinforced to be able to handle impact. This is particularly important given that SUVs are involved in accidents on more frequently than sedans.
Unfortunately, though, if the driver of a sedan becomes involved in a crash with an SUV driver, he or she is not very likely to survive it. In fact, researchers with the University of Buffalo recently analyzed a series of head-on crashes between a single sedan and an SUV. They found that the sedan’s driver was nearly 8 percent more likely to be killed in the crash than an SUV driver.
But what about rollovers? SUV drivers have a much higher risk, though, of being killed in rollover accidents. Also, because SUVs have a higher center of gravity, they’re more likely to be involved in accidents due to wind or weather.
Now on a personal note, as a Tampa Injury Lawyer I interview and investigate between 400 and 500 car accidents a year. In 2017, we investigated 486. Of those 486, 14 involved a rollover type accident. Fewer than 3%. Of those of rollovers 9 were SUVs and 5 were sedans. Of those 5, 2 were struck by SUVs. This is consistent with the numbers NHTSA found in a 2000 study.
In 2000, NHTSA did a study and found only 3 percent of all passenger vehicles involved in crashes were rollovers, but rollovers accounted for 20 percent of passenger vehicles involved in fatal crashes.
Make your own conclusion as to the numbers, but the point to me is that SUV are at a greater likelihood of a rollover, but a rollover is still
Researchers emphasize that those looking to buy SUVs should focus on the active safety options they offer. Some examples of these include blind-spot cameras, automatic braking and traction control systems.
At the same time, they note that buyers of sedans should focus on passive safety features. Some examples of these include sizable crumple zones, airbags and variable seat belts.
Car vs. SUV Head-on Crashes
In car vs. SUV head-on crashes, the study found that the odds of death were 7.6 times higher for the car driver than the SUV driver. In crashes where the car had a better front crash-test rating than the SUV did, the car’s driver fared a bit better but was still four and a half times more likely to die than the SUV driver.
As a Tampa auto accident (car accident) attorney, I have looked at various studies and found Access Magazine’s article easiest to understand. The study looked at information from severe head-on crashes in the government-managed FARS (Fatality Analysis Reporting System) database. In particular, the authors were looking to see what role car-type played in the outcome and how reliably crash scores predicted survival. The data sample included 83,251 crashes.
The researchers concluded that at least for head-on crashes, the vehicle type is more important than the crash-test rating in predicting survival. It’s correct that you can’t assume that a good crash-test score is some sort of guarantee. But there is more to choosing a safe vehicle than simply picking a big one.
Front crashes account for about half of all passenger vehicle deaths on American roads, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Based on its analysis, the Institute says overall “…a driver of a vehicle rated Good in the moderate [front] overlap test is 46 percent less likely to die in a frontal crash, compared with a driver of a vehicle rated Poor. A driver of a vehicle rated Acceptable or Marginal is 33 percent less likely to die than a driver of a poorly rated one.” In other words, ratings do matter.
Choosing an SUV for safety isn’t an automatic win, as their higher center of gravity makes them more prone to rollover, an often fatal event. Electronic stability control (ESC) substantially reduces rollover risk, and we highly recommend it when shopping for a used vehicle. ESC has been mandatory since the 2012 model year and was widespread for several years before then. It is telling that most of the 6,800 occupants killed in rollovers in 2010 were not wearing seat belts, suggesting that many of those deaths were easily preventable. (Learn more in “Rollover 101.”)
How to choose a safe car
Just because a big, heavy vehicle has the advantage in a head-on with a smaller, lighter one, it doesn’t mean that lighter vehicles are unsafe. In truth, they’re safer than ever and overall traffic fatalities are near their all-time low. But do choose a vehicle with up-to-date safety equipment, such as antilock brakes, curtain air bags, and stability control. And choose one that has performed well in the various government and insurance industry crash tests. It should also have done well in the Consumer Reports’ dynamic tests, such as accident avoidance and wet/dry braking. Even better than surviving a crash is avoiding one in the first place.
Safety considerations play an important role in Consumer Reports’ criteria for recommending any car.
After that, it is up to the driver to buckle up, stay sober and alert, and maintain a safe speed. That’s the best way to maximize your odds of survival, no matter what size car you drive. For a good in depth article about this issue, read Access Magazine’s article on safety of SUV vs Cars. Be sure to also buy enough auto insurance, especially Underinsured/Uninsured Motorist coverage.
Tampa Attorney Martin J. Hernandez
Attorney Martin J. Hernandez of Fernandez & Hernandez, LLC in Tampa provides legal representation for families in auto accident injury and wrongful death cases. Our Tampa personal injury attorneys welcome the opportunity to interview with you and your loved ones. We invite you to review our recent results from settlements to trial verdicts. Our qualifications and background are available to you as well. Our Tampa Attorneys Martin Hernandez and Daniel Fernandez are bilingual as well. Just call us at 813-229-5353 for your free consultation.
The Tampa personal injury lawyers of Fernandez & Hernandez, serve Florida communities including Tampa, Brandon, Carrollwood, Westchase, Riverview, Temple Terrace, Pasco, Pinellas, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Lakeland, Plant City, Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Dover, Valrico, Lutz, Lakeland and many other neighborhoods in Tampa Bay area. Contact an Experienced Tampa Auto Accident Attorney from Fernandez & Hernandez Law.
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