What Are Ejection Accidents?

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Ejection accidents are particularly dangerous car accidents when someone actually gets thrown from the vehicle. These types of crashes can cause serious injuries and result in a pile of medical bills. If you were hurt in such an accident and you believe that someone else is to blame, you may be able to sue for compensation. Our Monmouth County car accident attorneys may be able to help.

What Kinds of Injuries Are Common in Ejection Accidents?

Any car accident can cause serious injuries, but ejection accidents are more likely to lead to serious harm. Such crashes can easily result in injuries like:

  • Concussions
  • Broken bones
  • Skull fractures
  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
  • Loss of limbs
  • Disfigurement and scarring

Some accident victims even pass away as a result of their injuries.

Can People Sue For Damages After Ejection Accidents?

If someone else was to blame for the accident, they should be held accountable. Your own insurance can cover some expenses, but if you were seriously injured you’ll seriously want to consider pursuing a personal injury case. Our lawyers can help you file a claim and build a case against another involved driver.

When a loved one passes away in an ejection accident, family members may also be able to sue for wrongful death damages. These would make up for the cost of burials, funerals, and the last medical expenses of the deceased. They also help address the loss of companionship or mentorship that you are feeling as a result of your loved one’s death. The executor of the deceased’s estate can file a wrongful death lawsuit.

What If I Was Partly to Blame for an Accident?

In some cases, the other side will try to blame the victims in ejection accidents. If you contributed to the crash in any way, that can reduce your compensation offer. If the court says you are 20% responsible and you win $100,000 in damages, 20% of that gets knocked off and you’ll only receive $80,000. This is why it can be a good idea to have an attorney on your side, someone who will defend you against any accusations.

Why Shouldn’t I Take the Insurance Company’s Offer?

You may be wondering if you really need to go through all of the effort of suing for damages. Can’t you just accept the insurance company’s offer and move on? We don’t recommend that.

Ejection accidents often cause serious injuries. If you accept a lowball offer, it may not pay for all of your medical expenses. You should get treatment, learn more about your road to recovery, and figure out if your injuries will continue to affect you for life. Only after doing this can you fight for a fair compensation offer.

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When you want to learn more about your legal options, schedule your free consultation with the Wilton Law Firm. Our lawyers can offer you a case consultation and discuss the next steps with you.