Occupant Ejection In Motor Vehicle Collisions
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, victims of motor vehicle accidents are three times more likely to die if they are partially or fully ejected from the car, as opposed to those who remain in the motor vehicle following an auto crash.
Occasionally, poor weather, debris in roadways or bad road conditions may cause severe car accidents. However, when the negligence or recklessness of another driver, passenger or car manufacturer plays a role in causing rollover crashes or vehicle occupant ejections, victims will most likely:
- Have a strong personal injury case against the negligent party
- Be entitled to compensation for their injuries, losses, property damage, pain and suffering
Causes Of Vehicle Ejections
Motor vehicle ejections are most likely to occur when:
- Drivers are inexperienced, fatigued, distracted or intoxicated
- SUVs, trucks or cars are not well-maintained
- Vehicle equipment parts, such as braking, steering, locking or electronics systems, fail
- Vehicles are built with a poor structural integrity, either due to poor roofing, top-heaviness, etc.
In the event of a rollover or ejection car crash, victims will have a significantly elevated risk of sustaining severe, debilitating personal injuries, which may include:
- Broken bones
- Loss of limb
- Neck injuries
- Paraplegia or quadriplegia
- Permanent disfigurement
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
If you or a loved one has been injured following ejection from a car in Chicago or anywhere throughout Illinois, the esteemed, highly skilled personal injury attorneys at Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd., encourage you to schedule a free initial consultation for a thorough, expert evaluation of your case.