Understanding Vehicle Ejections
Driving and riding in cars has become such a routine part of most people’s lives that we often forget how quickly everything can change and how serious the consequences can be. However, the truth is that we all take a risk when we climb behind the wheel of a car. And even if you are fortunate enough to have never been involved in a car crash, you can likely imagine that being involved in a serious collision can be especially frightening, especially when it leads to serious implications such as a vehicle ejection.
Local 10 News recently reported that a woman was ejected from her vehicle after being involved in an accident with a school bus in Hialeah. The adult woman was thrown from her silver SUV and had to be airlifted from the scene. Her current condition is not yet known and it remains unclear whether there were any other injuries involved in the accident.
How Dangerous Are Vehicle Ejections?
According to data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over three-quarters of the 54,505 evaluated passenger vehicle occupants who were ejected in fatal crashes during the study period did not survive the crashes. Additionally, over fifteen percent of those ejected received incapacitating injuries. The NHTSA concluded from this data that passenger vehicle occupants in fatal crashes who were ejected from their vehicles are 2.3 times as likely to be fatally injured compared to occupants who remain inside their vehicles.
What Are Common Occupant Ejection Injuries?
As the statistics above indicate, the injuries experienced by those who are either partially or completely ejected from the car are usually very severe. When people are ejected from a vehicle as a result of any kind of crash, some of the most common types of occupant ejection injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Cuts and lacerations
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Internal bleeding and organ damage
- Back and neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
The Right Legal Team Makes the Difference
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car crash that caused someone to be ejected from the vehicle, you should not hesitate to obtain the help of a competent legal team. These kinds of car accident claims are especially complex and the liable insurance party will often do everything it can to devalue or deny your claim. You need someone on your side who knows the law and how the process works. As the Miami personal injury attorneys at The Pendas Law Firm, we are experienced at handling car accidents involving vehicle ejection. We have dedicated our careers to helping accident victims fight for the justice and fair compensation they deserve and we will advocate for you while you focus on your recovery or the recovery of your loved one. For a free consultation and evaluation of your claim, contact us today.
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