The results can be dire and catastrophic when a passenger of a car is either partially or completely ejected from the vehicle in a collision. Those who have been ejected can suffer from devastating and possibly fatal injuries. In addition to injuries which were sustained from being thrown from the car or truck, victims of occupant ejection run the risk of being run over by other cars on the road.
Almost 20,000 people are injured and another 9,000 die due to either a partial or total occupant ejection
We encourage any Tennessee driver who was injured in an occupant ejection accident to contact our firm as soon as possible. If you lost a loved one due to this type of injury, you may be able to pursue wrongful death damages to ensure your familys financial stability during this tragic time.
To begin exploring your legal options, contact our car accident lawyers today by completing the Free Case Review form to the right.
Types of Occupant Ejections
If a passenger is ejected from the car, the incident can be classified as either a partial or a total ejection accident.
Partial ejections happen when a passenger in the vehicle is thrown forward, but their body does not completely leave the vehicle. Common examples of partial ejection accidents include when a passenger is stopped by the windshield, windows or seat belt restraints.
Total ejection accidents happen when a passenger is completely thrown from the car upon impact. In addition to injuries incurred from the ejection, victims are at an increased risk of being hit or run over by an oncoming vehicle and will frequently lead to the wrongful death of the passenger.
Causes of Occupant Ejection Accidents
Cars come equipped with safety devices, like seat belts, that are intended to ensure that the occupant is not ejected from the vehicle in a violent crash. Sometimes these devices fail or passengers fail to use them properly and in the event of an accident, an occupant can become ejected from the vehicle.
Almost any kind of Tennessee auto accident could result in the ejection of a passenger; however, there are certain causes that are more prone to this type of accident, including:
- Seatbelt Malfunctions
- Defective Door Latches
- Rollover Accidents
- Weak Side-Window Glass
Our attorneys may be able to help you recover losses from your injuries if you were ejected from a vehicle in a Knoxville car crash. Simply complete the Free Case Review form to the right to get started.
Typical Injuries Suffered by Occupant Ejection Victims
Injuries sustained in this type of accident are usually very severe. Some of the most common types of occupant ejection injuries include:
- Broken Bones
- Head Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Back and Neck Injuries
The treatment of occupant ejection injuries can become expensive. We believe that you deserve both compassion and compensation for your losses if you sustained a serious injury in an accident that was caused by the actions or negligence of another. Complete the Free Case Review form on this page to see how we may be able to help you with your claim.
Contact an Experienced Knoxville Occupant Ejection Lawyer Today
At Greg Coleman Law, we are dedicated to fighting for the rights of Tennessee auto accident victims who have suffered harm at the hands of another. It only takes a second for an accident to occur, but the injuries that result can last a lifetime and can often become fatal.
No one ever expects to be involved in a crash, but if you are involved in one, it is important that you consult with a lawyer who is well-versed in Tennessee law before signing any documents from the insurance company.
Do not delay in seeking legal counsel. Tennessee has a strict statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim and failing to do so within a reasonable amount of time could significantly limit your ability to recover fair compensation for your losses.
To make sure that our clients are able to afford proper representation, our firm operates on a contingency fee basis. This means that if you choose to hire our attorneys, you do not owe us any fees until we are successful in obtaining a favorable outcome for your injury claim, whether this is through a settlement or jury verdict. If we fail to do this, there is never any cost to you.
For more information on the legal rights which may be available to Knoxville occupant ejection accident victims and their families or to schedule a confidential, no-obligation consultation with a member of our legal team, please complete the Free Case Review form on this page.