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Long Beach Occupant Ejection Attorney

Dedicated Representation for Occupant Ejection Victims in Long Beach

Car accidents can be devastating and result in serious, life-changing injuries. Among some of the most severe accidents are occupant ejection accidents, which are often catastrophic or fatal. After enduring such a serious accident, it is essential to hire a knowledgeable Long Beach personal injury lawyer to handle your case.

If you were injured in an occupant ejection accident, The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV is here to provide the trusted legal support you need. Founding attorney Joseph Low was named among California’s Top 10 Motor Vehicle Accident Verdicts in 2019. He has a reputation for legal excellence with a “10.0 Superb” Avvo rating. Joseph Low has won hundreds of millions for his clients and is ready to fight for you.

Contact (562) 901-0840 to schedule a free case consultation. Let’s see how we can help.

The Causes of Occupant Ejection

There are different types of occupant ejection – full ejection and partial ejection. In many cases, when a person is ejected from a vehicle, it means the restraints provided failed. These are some of the most common causes of these incidents:

  • Restraint failure: Wearing a seatbelt can keep vehicle occupants from being ejected. If the seatbelt fails, a passenger could get thrown out.
  • Shattered windows: If a window shatters during a crash, it increases the likelihood of a passenger being ejected from the vehicle.
  • Rollover accidents: These types of accidents are incredibly serious and tend to involve extreme forces that could eject a passenger.
  • Door failure: When a door latch fails, a passenger could be ejected from the vehicle, even if there is no collision.

Common Injuries in an Occupant Ejection Accident

The chances of fatality are incredibly high when it comes to occupant ejection accidents. In cases where an accident victim survives, these are some of the most common injuries they may suffer from:

Many of these injuries could have a lasting impact on a survivor’s life, requiring ongoing and rehabilitative care. For example, spinal cord injuries could result in partial or complete paralysis.

How to Prevent Occupant Ejection

There are some ways to help reduce the risk of occupant ejection, including the following:

  • Wear a seatbelt at all times. Wearing a seatbelt could reduce your chance of being fatally ejected by 45%.
  • Ensure your vehicle is properly maintained and make any necessary repairs.
  • Wear your seatbelt correctly. You should never place a seatbelt behind your back or under your arms.
  • Do not drive over the speed limit. Speeding is one of the major causes of car accidents.

Seeking Compensation

In many cases, occupant ejection accident victims know the person who was behind the wheel at the time of the crash. No matter how well you know the driver, it is important to take legal action as soon as possible. Otherwise, you will be burdened by the losses, expenses, and pain of the accident.

If the injuries you sustained result in permanent disability, compensation would be especially vital for your future since you will need rehabilitative and ongoing care. It is also important to act quickly because you do not want the statute of limitations to run out. In California, you have two years to file a personal injury claim.

Your Trusted Long Beach Vehicle Ejection Lawyer

If you were seriously injured in an occupant ejection accident, don’t hesitate to consult a skilled Long Beach car accident attorney. The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV has the knowledge and resources to thoroughly investigate your case, determine liability, and pursue the compensation you deserve.

Our Long Beach legal team has extensive experience handling major cases involving serious injuries. Founding attorney Joseph Low is a trial lawyer first and foremost, and as a former U.S. Marine, he is prepared to go to war with big, powerful corporations and interests on your behalf.

Call (562) 901-0840 to schedule a free initial consultation. We’re ready to fight for you.

"Joseph, Thank you for your assistance. Your understanding compassion & incredible expertise are admired & appreciated. I will be referring any of my clients who require legal help to you."
- M.D.