Virginia passenger ejection injury lawyers
Catastrophic injuries are likely to occur when an automobile passenger is ejected from a vehicle. More than 77% of the 54,505 passenger vehicle occupants ejected in crashes did not survive, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA).
In Virginia, certain legal factors determine who is responsible for injuries resulting from a passenger being partially or completely ejected from a vehicle. Liability may be assigned to the driver of the car that the victim was in, the driver of another vehicle, or the manufacturer of defective automobile parts.
If you or a loved one was harmed in a passenger ejection accident, the experienced Virginia passenger accident attorneys at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys know how to help.
Call us at (804) 413-6777 to talk about your case. We have helped many people like you. With our Zero Fee Guarantee, you won’t owe us anything unless we win. And it’s also free to meet with us just to talk about your options.
The two types of automobile passenger ejections are partial and complete. In a partial ejection, the passenger is thrown upward, sideways, or forward, but their body does not completely exit the vehicle. The occupant may be partially restrained by a seatbelt, window, or windshield.
In a total ejection crash, the occupant is thrown clear of the vehicle. The victim may suffer substantial injuries at the point of impact, and they may also be hit by another driver.
SUVs and pickup trucks are most likely to be involved in a passenger ejection crash. Factors that increase the likelihood of passenger ejection crashes include:
- Distracted driving
- Failure to wear a seatbelt
- Reckless maneuvers
- Head-on collisions
- Side impact crashes
The vehicle occupant may be ejected through the front windshield, a side window, or one of the vehicle’s doors. Many types of mechanical issues can contribute to a passenger ejection, including:
- Seatbelt material defect
- Malfunctioning seatbelts
- Defective seatbelt design
- Airbags that fail to deploy
- Defective door latches
- Weak side window glass
- Defective windshields
An experienced Virginia car accident lawyer knows how to file a claim against anyone whose negligence contributed to the harm you or a loved one suffered, including:
- Unsafe drivers
- Vehicle manufacturers
- Vehicle designers
Passenger ejection accidents typically have devastating consequences for victims and their loved ones. Survivors almost always face a long recovery period, and injuries may be so severe that the victim will not be able to resume normal day-to-day activities again.
Passenger ejection personal injury claims can cause physical and emotional harm, as well as devastating financial loss, including:
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
- Loss of future earnings
- Medical devices
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Assisted living care
- Wheelchair ramps and lifts
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Wrongful death
For people who survive passenger ejection, their injuries may be overwhelming and frequently include:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Nerve damage
- Crush injuries
- Loss of limb
- Broken bones
- Skull fractures
- Internal bleeding
- Neck and back injuries
Our team at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys has a unique combination of skills that help you navigate a challenging legal case. We have big city experience, and we offer small town care. Our partner Ken Gibson is a former Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney and award-winning Federal Prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice. Partner John Singleton worked for a large insurance defense firm, so he knows their tactics.
Our investigators and expert witnesses have the knowledge and experience to identify the true cause of your accident. We’ll file a claim against anyone whose negligence contributed to the harm you or a loved one has suffered.
Here at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, we’ll advocate on your behalf and make sure you feel supported every step of the way throughout the legal process. We’ll take the time to truly understand your situation and discuss your best options with you. We never charge injured people to meet with us. Our Virginia firm believes in treating everyone with compassion, and we’ll always be available to you.
Call us at (804) 413-6777 to share your side of the story. We want to listen, and we’re ready to help.
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Prevention, empathy, and diligence are hallmarks of everything we do at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys. Our community can see these ideals lived out in our work to prevent personal injuries from happening.
- Safety Education
GibsonSingleton launches “Texts=Wrecks” campaign to reduce the number of people injured or killed by distracted drivers.
- Annual Coat Drive
During the fall, our team works to distribute coats to people in need in our community.
- Hands-on Service
John and Ken join the Gloucester Point Rotary Club in cleaning up the community.
- Supporting Local Schools
The Gibson family participates in Gloucester’s Botetourt Elementary Shuffle fundraiser.