Houston Sports Utility Vehicle Accident Lawyer

Houston Sports Utility Vehicle Accident Lawyer

Sport utility vehicle (SUV) is a category of motor vehicles that combine elements of road-going passenger cars with features from off-road vehicles, such as raised ground clearance and four-wheel drive.

There is no commonly agreed definition of an SUV, and usage varies between countries. Some definitions claim that an SUV must be built on a light-truck chassis; however, broader definitions consider any vehicle with off-road design features to be an SUV. Crossover SUV is defined as an SUV built with a unibody construction (as per passenger cars), however, in many cases, crossovers are simply referred to as SUVs. In some countries—such as the United States—SUVs have been classified as “light trucks”, resulting in more lenient regulations compared to passenger cars.

The predecessors to SUVs date back to military and low-volume models from the late 1930s, and the four-wheel drive station wagons and carryalls that began to be introduced in 1949. The 1984 Jeep Cherokee (XJ) is considered to be the first SUV in the modern style. Most SUVs produced today use unibody construction (as per passenger cars); however, in the past many SUVs used body-on-frame construction.

During the late 1990s and early 2000s, the popularity of SUVs greatly increased, often at the expense of the popularity of large sedans and station wagons. More recently, smaller SUVs, mid-size and crossovers have become increasingly popular. SUVs are currently the world’s largest automotive segment and accounted for 36.8% of the world’s passenger car market in 2017.

Automotive websites descriptions of SUVs range from specifically “combining car-like appointments and wagon practicality with steadfast off-road capability” with “chair-height seats and picture-window visibility”[2] to the more general “nearly anything with available all-wheel drive and raised ground clearance”.[3] It is also suggested that the term SUV has replaced “jeep” as a general term for off-road vehicle.[4]

American dictionary definitions for SUVs include:

  • “rugged automotive vehicle similar to a station wagon but built on a light-truck chassis”[5]
  • “automobile similar to a station wagon but built on a light truck frame”[6]
  • “large vehicle that is designed to be used on rough surfaces but that is often used on city roads or highways”[7]
  • “passenger vehicle similar to a station wagon but with the chassis of a small truck and, usually, four-wheel drive”[8]

Houston Sports Utility Vehicle Accident Lawyer

It is advisable to consult an experienced cause of accident Houston truck accident attorney Reshard Alexander who will help determine liability and the right compensation amount that you should get for your injuries. The insurance company of the at-fault driver may not be willing to pay for damages and we can help you with the negotiation process. Call us today at (713) 766-3322 for a free consultation.

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