Car accidents occur every single day in and around St. Louis, Missouri. While many accidents are nothing more serious than fender-benders, some accidents are extremely violent crashes that cause the vehicle to flip, roll over, or strike a barrier at high speeds. When these types of accidents occur, the forces can eject the occupants of the vehicle from the car, which can lead to serious and life-threatening injuries.

If you suffered injuries after being ejected from a car during an accident, and you know the crash was not your fault, you likely feel a sense of injustice for what you have endured, and you do not feel that you should have to pay for the medical costs associated with the treatment of your injuries. What’s worse, you may have had to take time off work to recover, resulting in lost wages. Further, you may never regain the quality of life you once enjoyed because of the injuries you sustained and the chronic conditions you have developed since your accident.

The St. Louis car accident attorneys of OnderLaw are ready to assist you with obtaining the compensation you need for the injuries you suffered when you were ejected from your car during an accident. Our lawyers have considerable experience handling these types of injury claims, and we have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients who suffered severe ejection injuries in a car crash. Contact us through our law firm’s contact form to request a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys.

What Causes Ejection Injuries?

The forces involved in motor vehicle accidents, particularly those that happen at high speeds, violently toss the occupants of the vehicle around in the car. If a driver or passenger is not properly restrained in the vehicle with seatbelts, the person can get thrown from the wreckage during the crash.

According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), almost 24,000 people were killed in 2020 in vehicle accidents across the United States, and 51 percent of those were not wearing their seatbelts. What’s more, your chances of surviving injuries caused by ejection from a car during an accident are typically less than 25 percent overall.

You can be ejected from a car in an accident by being forced through the windshield or side window or from your door unlatching and opening. You can also be ejected through a sunroof. Some sport utility vehicles are designed so that you can remove the roof, doors, and other enclosures, and the beds of pickup trucks usually have no barriers to keep you inside. What’s more, you could have defective car parts that failed and led to the ejection, such as any of the following:

  • Defective seatbelts or restraints
  • Defective door latches
  • Weak glass in the windshield or side windows
  • Weak roof supports or side panels

Furthermore, crashes that happen at high speeds greatly increase the chances that vehicle occupants will be ejected during an accident, and speeding is perennially the leading cause of all types of car accidents nationwide.

Types of Ejection Injuries

People can suffer a wide range of injuries in car accidents, but ejection injuries are some of the most serious. Virtually every area of your body and internal organs can be affected by ejection injuries, and some of the most common include the following:

Of course, a victim’s injuries can be so severe that the person dies at the scene or shortly thereafter in the hospital. You can also easily go into shock or become comatose and reliant on life support.

If you or a family member suffered ejection injuries in a car accident, or if your lost someone due to the fatal injuries they suffered after being ejected from the car, you can reach out to OnderLaw to discuss your terrible tragedy with us. We can advise you of your options for obtaining compensation and work with you throughout the process as we aggressively fight to get the compensation you need. Call us or use our contact form to get in touch with us.

The Costs of Your Injuries

Although the car accident that led to your ejection injuries was not your fault, you are still the one suffering physically and emotionally, as well as financially. You weren’t expecting the accident to happen, of course, and you weren’t prepared for the additional expenses you have had to pay during your treatment and recovery.

Even with your insurance, you still have considerable medical bills coming in regularly, and you had to take a lot of time off work to heal as well as to attend doctor’s appointments, physical therapy, etc.

However, the costs of your accident and injuries go beyond the money you have had to pay and your lost income. You are also suffering from the memories of the horrific events of that day, and the trauma has affected many areas of your personal and professional lives.

In the absolute worst-case scenario, you lost a loved one because of their being ejected from a car in a terrible crash, and you are left to deal with your loss. No amount of money can replace your family member, and you deserve justice for all that you have endured.

We Can Help You with Your Recovery for Car Ejection Injuries in St. Louis

You will live the rest of your life dealing with the trauma of that day. Your scars and injuries are a constant reminder, and you have exorbitant medical bills and other expenses coming in that you don’t know how you will pay.

The St. Louis car accident attorneys of OnderLaw are here for you, and you can rely on us to sit with you and discuss your rights and options for obtaining compensation for your injuries and losses. Our lawyers have decades of collective experience, and we have recovered millions of dollars for our amazing clients throughout St. Louis and all of Missouri. Call us today or fill out our contact form to request a no-cost evaluation of your ejection injuries claim.