Why Vehicle Ejections Happen
Cars and SUVs now come stocked with a variety of safety features, but, airbags and other features help very little if a person is ejected from their vehicle. Vehicle ejections are extremely dangerous and often deadly.
Reasons for Ejections
One of a seat belt’s main functions is to keep occupants inside the vehicle when a crash occurs. Yet if the roof crushes, the seat belt may loosen and the force of an impact might be enough to send them forward through the windshield.
Vehicles can roll over for many reasons, including collisions, moving sideward and athe tires get deformed; slipping off the shoulder edge and not being able to return to the highway defective tires and more.
Faulty Vehicle Parts
When a seat belt is faulty, it can easily come undone due to an impact, leaving you without the necessary restraint. Faulty door latches can also malfunction, eliminating that barrier between you and the outside of your vehicle.
Recovering for Your Damages
Ejection injuries are life-threatening costly and cause lifetime harm. We review crashes frequently to determine if the harm was caused by the fault of another driver, manufacturer or third party and if they should be held fully liable for your losses. You should speak with an attorney who can determine the proper insurance claims to file against liable parties.
Many people think that if they were not wearing a seat belt, they cannot recover. This is not the case. Kansas does not allow fault to be compared for someone who does not wear their belt, and the damages with the belt can also be catastrophic. Highway drop offs can be due to county or state fault. Even if you were not buckled in, you certainly may be able to hold a negligent driver responsible.
Contact Our Salina Auto Accident Attorneys for Help
If you sustained severe injuries in a car accident – whether you were ejected or not – a Salina car accident lawyer at Neustrom & Associates is ready to help. We can evaluate your rights based on what happened in your crash and take over the entire insurance and legal process so you can prioritize your physical recovery. Call 785-825-1505 or contact us online for a free consultation today.