Injuries Caused by Ejection From a Motor Vehicle
Car accidents in which victims are ejected from their vehicles can lead to devastating injuries that result in life-long consequences. Car manufacturers must safely design their motor vehicles and incorporate safety devices that protect passengers and drivers. When these safety devices malfunction or they are defective, the vehicle itself can cause passengers serious harm. For example, a defective seat belt or broken door latch can cause a passenger or driver to be ejected from the vehicle.Contact a Vehicle Ejection Lawyer Today
If you or your loved one has been injured, or your loved one has died after being ejected from a vehicle in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation. The best thing you can do after receiving appropriate medical attention is speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer. At Arnold & Smith, PLLC, we understand how difficult it can be to recover from injuries after a car accident while taking time off work. Many of our clients are concerned about how they will pay their medical bills while trying to recover. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation.Pursuing Compensation for Injuries Caused by Ejection From a Vehicle
We work with our clients by thoroughly investigating their car accidents to determine why they were ejected from their vehicles. Sometimes faulty equipment or negligent car maintenance causes a passenger or driver to be ejected from the vehicle. In other cases, the driver or passenger is ejected due to the force of the car accident. In these cases, we will pursue whether the driver can bring a lawsuit against the car manufacturer, maintenance facility, or the at-fault driver whose negligence caused the accident.We Conduct Thorough Investigations of Our Clients’ Car Accidents
Determining who is at fault for a car accident that leads to one or more people being ejected from a vehicle can be complicated. We work with a team of experts, including safety experts and accident reconstruction experts, who can help us determine what caused the accident and why you or your loved one were ejected from the vehicle. The injured party seeking compensation in a personal injury lawsuit is called the plaintiff. The plaintiff must prove certain elements to succeed in court.
Our legal team has a great deal of experience when it comes to knowing what to look for when reviewing a car accident case. We may interview witnesses, view CCTV footage, or other video footage of the accident, and determine whether inclement weather or traffic violations may have contributed to the car accident. If there is evidence that the other driver was intoxicated, we may be able to use that evidence to pursue a claim. Our lawyers use our experience and network of experts to assess who was at fault for the accident that led you or your loved one to be ejected from your vehicle.Lawsuits Based on Defective Products
In some car accidents, organizations other than the at-fault driver can be responsible for your injuries. Your motor vehicle’s manufacturing component may have failed, such as a tire blowing out in the crash. Your seatbelt may have failed, or your car door may have failed. These factors may have contributed to your lack of ability to control your vehicle. They could have also contributed to your being ejected and suffering more serious injuries as a result.
The plaintiff must prove a different set of elements to succeed in defective product cases. When suing an at-fault driver for negligence, the driver must prove that the at-fault driver's negligence and recklessness was a breach of duty of care. The plaintiff must prove that the breach of duty caused his or her injuries. In a defective product lawsuit, the plaintiff must prove that the manufacturer, distributor, or retailer sold a defective product. The plaintiff must also prove that the defective product caused his or her injuries. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against the at-fault driver, a manufacturing company, or both.Injuries Caused by Being Ejected From a Vehicle
Being ejected from a vehicle is one of the most common causes of death in a car accident. Being ejected from a vehicle accounts for approximately 20% of all car accident-related deaths. Those who survive often suffer devastating injuries. Many victims experience bone fractures, lacerations, and bruising. Others suffer spinal cord damage that can result in partial or complete paralysis. Finally, when victims slam their head against the pavement, they often suffer traumatic brain injuries also commonly referred to as TBI.Contact a Charlotte Personal Injury Lawyer Today
Have you or your loved one been ejected from a car during an accident? If so, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact the experienced personal injury lawyers at Arnold & Smith, PLLC today by calling 704-370-2828 to schedule your free initial consultation.