New Jersey Passenger Ejection Lawyers
Passenger Ejected from a Vehicle During a Car Accident
When a driver or passenger gets ejected from a vehicle, they may suffer serious injuries when they're thrown on to the pavement. They also run the risk of being hit by other vehicles. The severe injuries suffered in ejection crashes can be crippling both physically and financially.
Passenger ejections also often result in death. If you or a loved one has gotten hurt in a New Jersey car accident, don't hesitate to research your legal options.
The experienced New Jersey personal injury lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. work hard to protect the rights of injured victims and their families. Call us to find out how we can help you.
You can reach us at (609) 240-0040.
A report issued by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that 28 percent of all fatal injuries in vehicle accidents involve passenger ejections.
The Danger of Passenger Ejections
According to Saferoads.org, 9,000 people are killed and 20,000 are injured because of vehicle ejections every year. Almost 75 percent of all people ejected from a vehicle will die from their injuries.
There are many reasons why passengers are ejected from vehicles during a collision. A significant number of ejections happen when people fail to wear seatbelts.
Defective auto parts, particularly faulty safety devices in the vehicle, can contribute to ejections as well. For example, if the vehicle has a faulty seatbelt, it may unlatch at the time of a crash. If there is a faulty door latch, it may prevent the door from remaining closed while the vehicle is in motion. Defective window glass and windshields can also result in passenger ejections.
Another contributing factor in many ejection accidents is vehicle rollover. When a car rolls over or overturns during a crash, there's a chance that the people will slide out from the seatbelt or be propelled outside the vehicle. According to a study by the Society of American Engineers, completely ejected occupants make up about 50 percent of all deaths from rollover accidents.
Injuries Caused by Passenger Ejections
It’s common for accident victims to suffer the following injuries from an occupant ejection:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord trauma (paralysis)
- Multiple broken bones
- Skin injuries such as road rash
- Back and neck injuries
- Internal organ damage
Our NJ Vehicle Ejection Lawyers Get Compensation for Damages
If you or a loved one has been injured by getting ejected from a vehicle, you may be able to pursue compensation for damages including medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, loss of earning capacity, permanent injuries, disabilities, and emotional distress.
Families that have lost loved ones in these types of car accidents can seek compensation for their losses by filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party – be it another driver or a defective product manufacturer.
Get Legal Help
An experienced New Jersey car accident attorney can answer all your legal questions. At Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. we have handled many auto accident cases. We'll fight hard to protect your rights every step of the way and make sure that you receive justice and fair compensation for your losses.
Call us at (609) 240-0040 for a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation.
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