Injuries Caused by Ejection from Vehicle
Car Accident Lawyers Advocating for People Throughout Chicago and Nearby Communities
Serious car accidents, including those in which crash victims are ejected from a vehicle, can lead to devastating injuries and lifelong consequences for victims. The Chicago car accident attorneys at Katz, Friedman, Eisenstein, Johnson, Bareck & Bertuca advocate for injured people facing these challenges. Relying on decades of experience and an in-depth understanding of insurance defense tactics, we investigate all of the potential causes of a crash in order to hold responsible parties accountable. Unfortunately, critical injuries caused by ejection from a vehicle can leave victims paralyzed, unable to return to work and provide for their family and loved ones. People ejected from a vehicle have a legal right, according to Illinois law, to file a claim for compensation. At our AV-rated law firm, we can build a case that helps secure the full amount of compensation for harm suffered in a crash.
Pursue Legal Remedies Against At-Fault Parties for Injuries Caused by Ejection from a Vehicle
Car manufacturers are required to safely design their vehicles and incorporate devices that protect drivers and passengers. However, despite the installation of safety devices, defective or malfunctioning aspects of the vehicle can cause severe harm. For example, a broken door latch or defective seatbelt can lead to the ejection of a motorist or passenger in a crash.
Determining who is at fault for causing a crash that leads to an ejection from a vehicle is the first step in a personal injury claim for damages. When filing a personal injury claim, accident victims seeking compensation must meet their legal burden of proof. It is important to investigate specific factors surrounding the accident, including the number of drivers involved in the collision, the weather, and whether any traffic violations may have occurred. An injury attorney can assess the potential fault for causing the crash and ensure that victims meet their legal burden to show fault for an accident.
Often, car accident victims assert the legal theory of negligence in personal injury claims following a car accident. As the plaintiff bringing the legal claim, the victim bears the burden of proving fault. This means that they must set forth evidence showing that the defendant, or defendants, caused the accident. Motor vehicle crashes can be caused by a variety of factors, including careless conduct such as distracted driving, drugged driving, or a failure to adhere to the rules of the road.
In some situations, parties other than the driver may be responsible for contributing to the causes of the crash. A manufacturing component of the vehicle can fail, such as a tire blowing out before the crash, and that factor may have affected the driver’s ability to control the vehicle. Accident victims are encouraged to file their legal claims against all at-fault parties so that they can fully recover damages for the harm that they have endured.
Ejection from a vehicle during a crash can cause injuries ranging from broken bones and brain damage to spinal cord injuries. In this type of serious collision, accident victims may be completely ejected from the vehicle or thrown slightly out the side window or windshield. Regardless of whether a complete or partial ejection occurs, the dangers involved in a crash increase when the vehicle continues to roll after the crash. Wearing a seatbelt can help reduce these types of injuries by containing accident victims within the vehicle.
Contact a Skilled Chicago Attorney to Understand Your Rights Following a Vehicle Ejection
Serious motor vehicle collisions can drastically affect the lives of victims and their loved ones. At Katz, Friedman, Eisenstein, Johnson, Bareck & Bertuca, we are dedicated to helping clients secure the monetary compensation to which they are entitled. Proving the full extent of their injuries by relying on medical professionals and experts familiar with potential future care helps ensure that our clients receive fair payments for expected treatment costs. Throughout Illinois, victims in need of a skilled car accident lawyer have benefited from our experience and guidance. We advocate for people suffering the tragic consequences of a crash in Chicago, Springfield, Champaign, Rockford, Aurora, Quincy, and other communities throughout Cook, Kane, Winnebago, Sangamon, and Adams Counties. To schedule a free consultation with a dedicated lawyer, call 312-724-5846 or reach us online.