Passenger Ejection in a Car Accident
The city of San Diego has a variety of wonderful things to offer both residents and visitors. With over 633‚000 licensed drivers in a city with a population of 1‚253‚629‚ the roads and freeways of this historic town are busy each day. With crowded roads and a high number of drivers‚ motorists may unfortunately be at an increased risk of an accident‚ and though there are a number of causes of traffic accidents in San Diego‚ there are certain elements out of the control of the driver‚ which can worsen the results of a collision.
In the event of an accident‚ especially a rollover‚ a passenger may be ejected from the vehicle due to the impact and high force of a collision. But there may also be defects or structural problems with a vehicle that may also contribute to an occupant of a vehicle being ejected during an accident‚ all of which can increase the risk of serious injuries. The San Diego auto product liability lawyers of the Jurewitz Law Group Injury & Accident Lawyers understand the devastating results that can occur after a passenger ejection and aim to hold negligent automakers accountable when a vehicle defect contributes to an accident and/or injuries.
Causes of Passenger Ejection
When a passenger is ejected during a collision‚ the person is very likely to suffer severe injuries as a result of being thrown from the vehicle‚ including spinal cord injury‚ brain injury‚ bone fractures‚ or paralysis. There are a number of factors that may contribute to a driver or passenger ejection‚ and when a seat belt‚ which is one of the primary means of preventing ejection‚ is defective and fails to restrain an occupant‚ ejection during a collision may be a strong possibility. Other vehicle parts and components that can contribute to occupant ejection include roof strength‚ window strength‚ and door function‚ and if any of these are poorly designed and easily can break or detach‚ the risk of occupant ejection is greatly increased.
Who Are the Liable Parties?
An auto manufacturer or designer has the legal and ethical obligation to create and produce a vehicle that is safe and hazard-free for consumers‚ as well as thoroughly test a vehicle to ensure it can withstand severe conditions. In the dangerous situation that a vehicle defect contributed to a passenger ejection‚ the parties that can be held legally responsible for your injuries and losses are either the automaker who manufactured the vehicle or the auto designer (if the poor design was a factor in the defect or part malfunction). As a passenger ejection can severely worsen the injuries a person may suffer in an accident‚ it is imperative an injured individual seek compensation to pay for their accident-related losses.
Compensation can be given for medical expenses‚ vehicle repair‚ and even one’s pain and suffering‚ so considering pursuing legal action can be an important part of the recovery process.
Rebuilding Your Life After an Accident
Being involved in a traffic accident can be devastating‚ but the aftermath of a collision may often be the worse part as you face a number of obstacles on the road to recovery‚ including recovering from injuries and meeting the unexpected financial obligations that arise after a crash. The auto product liability lawyers of the Jurewitz Law Group Injury & Accident Lawyers understand the challenges you may encounter after an accident and are wholly committed to helping accident victims get the compensation they need to heal and get back to the life they love. When a vehicle defect causes an accident or contributes to the damage‚ automakers and designers should be held responsible for their negligence‚ and our legal team has the resources needed to be successful and prove liability in a case against a large corporation.
To see how our San Diego personal injury law firm can get winning results for you and help you as you recover‚ call (619) 233-5020 or (888) 233-5020.