If you suffered serious injuries from being ejected from the vehicle in an auto accident, you should contact an occupant ejection attorney from Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP immediately to learn about your rights. Our New York auto product liability law firm was established in 1990, and we have recovered millions of dollars for our seriously injured clients. Defective vehicle and faulty auto parts cases are very challenging and should be handled by legal professionals with extensive knowledge and experience in these areas of law. Contact us today and discuss your case with one of our New York occupant ejection lawyers.
Recent studies concerning the effects of various types of car accidents have concluded that car crash victims who are ejected from their vehicles during accidents sustain the most serious and life threatening injuries of all motor vehicle accident victims. They typically suffer from more head and neck injuries, as well as other accident related injuries, as compared to accident victims who were not ejected from vehicles.
A person may be ejected from the vehicle for a variety of reasons, including automotive defects. For example, faulty door latches may prevent the door from staying safely closed while the vehicle is in motion, causing an individual to be ejected from the vehicle. A recall was conducted recently on approximately 359,000 Ford Focus's due to door latches that were found to be defective. Another possible cause for an occupant to be ejected from a vehicle is a rollover accident. Many rollover accidents involve SUV's which have a high level of gravity making them more prone to rollovers. It has been estimated that about half of all fatalities resulting from rollovers involve occupant ejections.
The injuries associated with occupant ejections are extremely painful and, many times, life threatening. Below are just a few of the serious injuries that may result when a person is ejected from a moving vehicle:
- Brain injury
- Broken bones
- Burns, scarring and disfigurement
- Neck injury
- Spinal cord injury
Many of these injuries have the potential to leave the victim with a life altering disability requiring expensive and long term medical treatments and therapies. Victims of occupant ejection accidents may no longer be able to perform the required duties to continue their employment, independently care for themselves, partake in their favorite hobbies, or have the opportunity to do the activities that they once loved. If you have suffered from catastrophic injuries following an occupant ejection accident, you should hold the auto manufacturer responsible for the injuries that you sustained due to the faulty and dangerous vehicle they produced.
If you have suffered injuries as the result of being ejected from a vehicle, please contact the New York passenger ejection attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP immediately at (212) 986-7353.