New Jersey Car Occupant Ejection Attorneys
Throughout its years of personal injury experience, the firm of The Reiff Law Firm has become a trusted name in securing the compensation accident victims and their families need to begin recovery. Our firm’s handling of your automobile ejection case begins with understanding – we listen to you and your account, then we work to corroborate and reinforce your claim. We work with the police, medical professionals, leaders in accident reconstruction, and all appropriate parties to build your case.
Understanding The Causes Of Automobile Ejection Cases
Car, truck and SUV manufacturers have a duty to the public to design reliable vehicles that protect the safety of you and your family. Unfortunately in business, safety is but one of many competing concerns. Engineering challenges, occupant comfort and vehicle affordability are but a few Whether intentionally or inadvertently, sometimes these other concerns take precedence over safety, thereby putting millions of Americans at elevated risk of serious or fatal injury in an accident.
- Defective windshield – A windshield that does not conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) 205 and 212 can exacerbate the already severe injuries associated with vehicle ejection.
- Defective seatbelt – A seatbelt is essentially a safety harness for the driver and passengers of a vehicle. Using a safety restraint system or a seat belt can reduce the chances of being ejected from a motor vehicle during a serious accident. While well-built and well-designed seatbelts have saved thousands, if not millions, of lives, a malfunctioning seatbelt offers little to no protection from vehicle ejection. In 2003 alone, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that seat belt use saved the lives of about 14,900 Americans.
- Faulty Driver-side or Passenger Door — Another type of defect that can lead to occupant ejection from a moving car or truck is a faulty door latch. In 2005, Ford recalled 359,000 Focus cars because drivers and passengers were at risk of being thrown out of the car if the door latch malfunctioned.
- Rollovers — A motor vehicle occupant also risks complete or partial ejection from a motor vehicle during a rollover accident. About 50% of all rollover–related deaths occur due to occupant ejection.
No New Jersey driver or passenger should have to risk a heightened chance of ejection from a motor vehicle because an automobile manufacturer was negligent, careless, or employed poor decision-making when designing the safety features on a car, a truck, or an SUV. Our lawyers have successfully represented injury clients with products liability claims and lawsuits against large car manufacturers. We have obtained substantial financial recovery for people who have been ejected from their vehicles.
What Are Common Vehicle Ejection Injuries In Collisions And Rollovers?
Injuries that result from occupant ejection are almost always extremely severe requiring extensive medical attention and rehabilitative therapy. Unfortunately, death due to these severe injuries is not uncommon. Injuries include:
- bone fractures
- broken bones
- amputated limbs
- head injury
- traumatic brain injury
- neck injury
- spinal cord injury
When faced with injuries like these, it is essential that you work with an experienced and skilled defective products lawyer.
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The experienced personal injury attorneys of The Reiff Law Firm work on a contingent fee basis, allowing those devastated by the financial consequences of a serious accident to work with an experienced team. If you have been injured in New Jersey, call us today at (215) 709-6940 today, or contact us online, to request your free consultation with an experienced attorney.