What Are Ejection Accidents?

Ejection accidents are crashes where someone is thrown from the vehicle. These types of accidents can cause serious injuries and sometimes those injuries can continue to affect a victim for life. If you or a loved one suffered serious harm in an ejection accident and you believe that someone else was to blame for the crash, you may be able to sue for compensation. Our Washington, D.C. car accident lawyers can help you evaluate your options.

What Kinds of Injuries Are Common in Ejection Accidents?

Because victims get thrown from their vehicles at high speeds, serious injuries are more common in ejection accidents. You still have to worry about cuts, bruises, and sprains, but there are also more devastating results like:

  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Amputated limbs
  • Burns and disfigurement
  • Organ damage
  • Internal bleeding

Any of these painful injuries could lead to long hospital stays and a need for continued treatment, like rehab. This can cost a lot of money.

Can Victims Sue For Damages After Ejection Accidents?

That is why victims of ejection accidents should sue when they believe that someone else caused the crash. If someone else was to blame, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against them and fight for compensation that would make up for things like:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Pain from disability or disfigurement
  • Mental anguish
  • Psychological trauma

Our lawyers can help you negotiate for a fair and reasonable compensation offer that will help you pay for your expenses and deal with the aftermath of the accident.

How Long Do I Have to Sue After an Accident?

If you want to sue for damages, you have to act quickly. The statute of limitations gives you three years to pursue legal action in Washington, D.C. and Maryland. If you are in Virginia, you have two years to make your claim.

This can seem like a long time, but you would be surprised at how quickly time can pass as you try to recover from serious injuries. Waiting too long can also make it more difficult to secure evidence or get in touch with witnesses. This is why we recommend hiring an attorney. You focus on your recovery and we’ll help with the paperwork.

Should I Just Take the Insurance Company’s Offer?

Some people worry that suing for fair compensation is going to be a major pain. Can’t you just take the insurance company’s offer? You can, but that bars you from going after other compensation later. What if your injuries are more serious than you originally thought? You could be on the hook for those medical expenses when the meager amount offered by the insurer runs out.

So take the time to get your injuries properly evaluated. Then let us negotiate for fair compensation on your behalf.

Contact an Experienced Injury Attorney

When you are ready to sue for damages, contact Trombly & Singer, PLLC. We can schedule a consultation and take a closer look at your case. If we think that we can help you, we’ll get right to work for you.