Choosing a vehicle can be a difficult task. In states like Pennsylvania, where a driver may have to navigate through all sorts of weather conditions over the course of a year, an SUV may be an attractive choice. These vehicles are often featured in commercials that show an SUV hauling an entire family comfortably while climbing a precarious mountainside or crossing a small stream, but advertisers do not often feature realistic looking SUV accidents.
Certainly, an SUV can be a handy way to get a group of people or large load of cargo from one place to another. Modern models are relatively fuel-efficient and offer a variety of safety features. Buyers should be aware that even some of the features that make these vehicles reliable, like four-wheel drive, often have to be engaged before starting out, and for daily driving, they aren’t safer than smaller passenger cars, and may even be more prone to overturn during a crash.
Recently, a Pennsylvania crash included two SUVs. The third vehicle was a regular-sized sedan. Investigators suspect the crash was caused by slick roads during a winter weather event. Though it has not been determined who was at fault, it has been confirmed that all three drivers had to be taken to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
Victims of SUV accidents in Pennsylvania may be curious about what sort of legal recourse is available. Fortunately, a victim has the option to consult an experienced attorney. An attorney can help a client bring a suit against the party at fault in a civil court, and possibly collect monetary compensation that a court may subsequently deem appropriate.