When the occupant of a vehicle is partially or completely ejected from the vehicle, the consequences can be devastating. Vehicle occupants who are ejected can suffer catastrophic injuries or even death. Those who are ejected are also in danger of being run over by other vehicles on the roadway. There are several reasons why these horrific accidents and injuries can occur. According to the Traffic Crash Facts Annual Report, statistics show that there were 281,340 motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2012.
Of these traffic crashes, 198,032 of them involved injuries and 2,430 of them resulted in fatalities. Unfortunately, traffic crashes are becoming more and more common. So too are the injuries and fatalities that accompany them. Although many types of traffic crash scenarios may result in an injury or death, a leading cause of traffic crash injuries and fatalities are accidents that involve occupant ejections.
Where an occupant is ejected from a vehicle during or after a motor vehicle crash, there can be grave results. According to the National Safety Council, in 2011 77% of all fatal crashes involved occupants who were totally ejected from a vehicle. This is an overwhelming statistic, so it is important that you are knowledgeable about this subject.
Occupant ejections are usually divided into two categories:
Many different types of traffic crashes can result in occupant ejections. However, there are several scenarios that can increase the likelihood of these occurrences. These scenarios include, but are not limited to:
Injuries That May Result from Occupant Ejections
Serious injuries often result when an occupant is ejected from a vehicle. Injured parties can suffer tremendous loss and injuries from both partial and total ejections. Ejections often result in paralysis, but many other injuries may result, such as:
It is important that you are aware of the dangers associated with occupant ejections so that you may take all necessary precautions to help you avoid the dangers. However, if you or a loved one has experienced either a partial or total ejection from a motor vehicle, an experienced lawyer will be able to assist you. You can call us at (386) 777-7777 or fill out our online contact form below for a free case evaluation. You deserve compensation.