If you have been ejected from a vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation. In most cases, you can get monetary compensation for your crash-related expenses, medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. There are a number of steps you can take to protect your legal rights after being ejected from a vehicle. The first step is to determine whether you have any legal options.
After being ejected from your car, there are many options to pursue a personal injury case. Florida has a system that compensates passengers who are ejected from a car. Although it can be difficult to determine if someone is at fault for an accident, it does provide compensation. A victim who is 60% at fault for an accident can receive 40% of the damages from the other party. Additionally, ejection accidents can result in significant compensation, which can cover past and future medical costs, lost income, diminished earning capacity, pain and suffering, and other losses.
While most ejected occupants survive a crash, the effects can be severe. Although most passengers who were ejected survived the crash, some suffer from brain swelling and internal bleeding. This can cause dozens of trauma-related conditions. Some of these victims may not survive a crash. There are plenty of crash videos on YouTube showing the effects of being ejected from a vehicle.
Vehicle crashes are a common cause of ejections. Most of these incidents involve high-impact collisions. Highway driving is particularly hazardous because of the increased impact of these types of crashes. Statistics show that 18.6 percent of fatal crashes involving cars were fatal, whereas only about 10 percent involved accidents involving cars at low speeds. The number of people who were ejected completely or partially from a vehicle is much lower.
Even if the crash does not result in injury to the occupants of the car, injuries to those ejected from the car may occur. In many cases, ejections are caused by the negligence of another party. You may be entitled to compensation if you were ejected out of a vehicle. This includes past and future medical expenses, lost income, diminished earning potential, pain and suffering.
The frequency of ejections in fatal crashes varies by age and gender. The chances of being ejected from a vehicle that ejects its occupants are twice as likely. In fact, some people die from the trauma of ejection in a fatal crash. There are no occupants of ejected cars. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration maintains tables with ejection statistics.
High-impact crashes are more likely to result in an occupant being thrown from their vehicle. Highway driving is the most dangerous. 18.6 percent of fatal car crashes result in occupants being ejected. This compares to less than ten per cent in low-speed accidents. Therefore, driving safety should be a priority. Vehicle occupants are more likely to be injured or even killed.
The occupants of a fatal car accident are usually uninjured. Ejection of a passenger in a vehicle can be fatal. The occupants of a small SUV, for example, might be ejected, while an SUV occupant may be killed in a crash involving several vehicles. Ejected occupants may sustain serious injuries.
The number of people ejected from a car crash is a staggering ten-fold higher than the number of people in the passenger compartment alone. In addition to the driver, there are several other passengers who were ejected by the vehicle. In all, these ejected occupants were twice as likely to die in a single-vehicle crash than those who remained in the passenger.
While the occupants of passenger vehicles most frequently become ejected, the occupants of SUVs have the highest risk of ejecting from their vehicle. This is due to the fact that SUVs are designed to prevent passengers from being ejected from their vehicle. A large SUV’s ejection rate is much higher than a smaller vehicle like a truck. The number of SUV occupants can also be dangerous to the driver and other passengers.