Pin-in Car Accident

Jaws of Life to remove person trapped in vehiclePin-in car accidents – which occur when an occupant becomes trapped inside a vehicle – can be catastrophic. Victims of these accidents can suffer severe, life-altering injuries due to being trapped in a vehicle’s wreckage or by a forceful blow during impact.

If you’ve been seriously injured in a pin-in accident, the team at William Mattar wants to help. Our experienced accident attorneys can help you seek the compensation you deserve. Call (844) 444-4444 today.

What is a Pin-in Car Accident? 

A vehicle may spin out of control, flip, or roll over in a pin-in car accident. This may be due to a collision with another vehicle or object (such as a guardrail), or may lead to a collision. The common factor in pin-in car accidents is that one or more vehicle occupants become pinned inside the vehicle and are often unable to escape from the wreckage and/or debris.

These types of collisions are dangerous for many reasons. In some cases, a rescue team – such as firefighters, paramedics, and other first responders – may be required to free occupants from the vehicle. This is sometimes done by using hydraulic rescue tools, such as shears (also referred to as the “jaws of life”) and spreaders, which can take apart the vehicle.

Causes of Pin-in Car Accidents

A pin-in car accident can be caused by:

  • Speeding: For a car to flip or roll after a collision, the vehicle must usually travel at a high rate of speed. When a vehicle rolls, the roof can collapse or the vehicle body can become crushed or mangled, pinning the vehicle occupants inside.
  • Inclement weather: Harsh weather conditions, such as rain, snow, and ice, can impair motorist’s visibility and reduce vehicle traction. This can cause a vehicle to lose control and spin off the road.
  • Impact with a large vehicle: A collision between two vehicles can cause a severe pin-in car accident. This is especially true if one vehicle involved is larger and heavier than the other (i.e., an accident involving a large truck and a passenger car). In a rear-end, head-on, or T-bone collision with a large vehicle, the smaller vehicle can be crushed, trapping the occupants.
  • Drunk driving: Motorists who drink and drive can exercise poor judgment and make significant errors that result in a pin-in accident. Drunk drivers may speed, fail to obey traffic laws, and drive recklessly. 
  • Poor roads: Badly maintained or dangerous roads can potentially cause a pin-in car accident. A roadway with a missing guardrail, inadequate signage, road obstacles (such as large potholes), or debris can be a hazard to vehicles. A motorist who is unaware of a hazard may be at an increased risk of a motor vehicle accident.

After a pin-in car accident, William Mattar law offices is here to help. Call us today to speak to an experienced accident attorney and get started on your accident claim.

Pin-in Accident Injuries

Pin-in accidents can cause debilitating injuries or even be fatal to vehicle occupants. Some potential injuries sustained in a pin-in accident include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries;
  • Arm, leg, and foot injuries;
  • Broken injuries;
  • Neck injuries;
  • Spinal cord damage;
  • Lacerations; and
  • Burns.

Pin-in accident injuries can have permanent effects for injury victims. An accident victim may require long-term medical care such as physical rehabilitation, and they may be unable to work and make a living for an extended period. If this is your circumstances, an accident attorney at William Mattar law offices can help you file a claim for compensation.

Who is Responsible for a Pin-in Car Accident?

If another driver was negligent, resulting in a pin-in car accident, he or she may be responsible for damages. Examples of negligence include speeding, drunk driving, and violating traffic signals and signs.

Contact the team at William Mattar law offices today. We can investigate your case to determine who is at fault and help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

Contact an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer

If you have been injured in a pin-in accident, call William Mattar Law Offices. Our car accident lawyers know the emotional and physical pain you may be experiencing, and we want to help in every way we can. Don’t hesitate to contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation for your case. Complete our free consultation form or dial (844) 444-4444.