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Accidents Caused by Unsafe Bumpers

The federal government mandates uniform bumper heights for cars. This law has saved countless lives and money. When cars collide, the bumpers provide the first level of protection. Unfortunately, this law does not apply to trucks and sport-utility vehicles. Responsible manufacturers take great care when designing their vehicles to make sure they don't create unnecessary threats to other people and other vehicles. These manufacturers design their SUV bumpers to be compatible with passenger cars. However, many manufacturers refuse to do so. The results are predictable.

SUVs with irresponsible designs have become killing machines. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration discovered that SUVs in general are over 2.5 times more likely to kill than other vehicles. Once the responsibly designed models are factored out, the death rate for the worst models increases dramatically. Why? Some sport-utility vehicles smash their giant bumpers directly into the passenger cabins of the cars with which they collide. Sometimes they "climb and crush," which means they climb up and on top of the other vehicle, crushing it and the occupants inside.

Accidents caused by unsafe bumpers could result in serious injuries, including but not limited to:

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Our Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys have the knowledge necessary to find evidence of an automobile defect that can be utilized in your case. We understand laws and regulations with which manufacturers must abide, and we are not afraid to take big companies to court in order to pursue justice on your behalf. Nobody should have to live with the negative effects caused by accidents due to unsafe bumpers. At Kelley/Uustal, we fight to help you receive the compensation you need and deserve at such a stressful time in your life. When you schedule your complimentary consultation, you can gain a better understanding of your rights and options, as well as the methods we utilize to help you reach a favorable outcome.

If you've been in a collision with a sport-utility vehicle, or have suffered the wrongful death of a loved one, you should contact us. Very few attorneys handle cases like this, and very few attorneys even examine this issue.

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