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Preventing Vehicle Ejections

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ejectionSerious car accidents may lead to vehicle ejections. When a driver or passenger is ejected from a vehicle, they will likely experience a life-threatening injury or death. Unfortunately, research by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has found that 28 percent of all accident fatalities come from vehicle ejections.

What Causes Vehicle Ejections?

Vehicle ejections almost always occur because a driver or passenger is not wearing their seat belt. The force of the crash may throw them out of the vehicle and lead to neck injuries, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, organ damage, internal bleeding, and other serious injuries. Other causes of vehicle ejections include:

  • Speeding at the time of the crash;
  • Faulty windows;
  • Flawed seat belts;
  • Damaged door latches; and
  • Rollover crashes.

Simple Tips for Preventing Vehicle Ejections

As a driver, there are several ways you can reduce your risk of vehicle ejections and keep yourself and others safe:

  • Keep your vehicle in tip-top shape: Faulty vehicle parts may cause vehicle injections, making it essential to maintain your vehicle and ensure its inspected regularly.
  • Do not speed: Following the speed limit is an easy yet effective way to prevent vehicle ejections. If you speed frequently because you are always running late, get used to leaving early.
  • Make seat belts a priority: Make sure all your passengers are wearing their seat belts and you have yours on before you begin driving.
  • Inspect child safety seats: If you have a child safety seat in your vehicle, inspect it to make sure it's safely secured in your vehicle.

How a Joliet Car Accident Lawyer Can Help

If you sustain an injury or lose a loved one because of a vehicle ejection, it is important to reach out to a Joliet car accident lawyer. They can help you determine who is at fault and explain your legal options. If the ejection was caused by someone else's negligence, you may be able to collect compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. In the event you lost a loved one, they may help you file a wrongful death claim so you can ease the financial burden you have been left with.

Contact Our Experienced Joliet Car Accident Lawyers

If you or a loved one gets ejected from a vehicle, it is in your best interest to contact our highly skilled Joliet car accident lawyers right away. For a free consultation, call us at 815-666-1285.

Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3503426/
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