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5 Injuries You Could Suffer in a Dangerous Ejection Accident

Jeff Cole
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Partner at Zimmer, Duncan & Cole

Ejection accidents are often caused by both a negligent driver and manufacturer defects in the victim’s vehicle that can increase the likelihood that he would be ejected from his vehicle. Seat belt malfunctions, defective door latches, and weaker side window glass often contribute to a person being ejected in a crash. Rollover accidents are another reason for ejections—especially when SUVs are involved in the wreck.

5 Common Injuries Caused by Ejection Accidents

Being thrown out of a vehicle in an accident can cause a victim to suffer serious injuries or death. These injuries can be even more catastrophic if the vehicles are going at a high speed. Common injuries motorists suffer include:

  • Paralysis. When a person is ejected from a vehicle, he can suffer damage to his spinal cord, resulting in partial or complete paralysis and life-long changes to his life.
  • Broken bones. A person is often ejected from a vehicle with great force. This can cause him to suffer serious fractures to his skull, neck, or back, as well as to his torso and ribs.
  • Brain injuries. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a common result of ejection accidents. Victims suffering with TBI can face debilitating changes to their reasoning, emotional, physical, or behavioral abilities that can result in them having difficulty even performing their day-to-day activities at home.
  • Head injuries. An ejection crash can cause a person to suffer other head injuries that can also result in brain damage. These include skull fractures, intracranial bleeding within the skull, and subdural hematoma—a life-threatening condition where a vein bursts between the brain and the skull.
  • Back and neck injuries. These can include strains and sprains, spinal fractures and dislocations, and torn or ruptured disks, resulting in long-term pain and limitations in the person’s activities.

If you or a family member was injured in an ejection accident with a negligent driver, you may need long-term expensive medical treatment and be off work for an extended period of time—if you can return to work at all. These cases can be more complicated due to the multiple parties who could be responsible for compensating you for your lost wages, medical bills, and emotional trauma. Start an online chat to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with our experienced and compassionate car accident attorneys.


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