Pin-in Car Accidents
Any car accident carries the potential of serious injuries to those involved. However, when a victim is pinned into a vehicle’s debris and wreckage, the possibility of severe, debilitating injuries increases, as does the risk of victims suffering fatalities. The Miami car crash lawyers at the Law Offices of Robert Dixon assist victims and their families with pursuing legal action against responsible parties in the aftermath of a pin-in car accident. Our firm has vast experience fighting for our clients’ rights and making sure that they receive the compensation that they are entitled to obtain in order to cover the costs associated with their injuries. We represent accident victims throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties, as well as elsewhere in South Florida. If you need legal guidance following a pin-in car accident, you can contact our office today to learn about your possible options.Dangerous Pin-in Car Accidents in South Florida
Pin-in car accidents often involve an extremely forceful impact, which causes a vehicle to spin out of control before hitting another object, such as a car, median, tree, or light post. Victims are then pinned into or trapped within the wreckage, which requires rescue teams including firefighters or paramedics to use various tools, such as the ‘jaws of life,’ in order to retrieve them. The ‘jaws of life’ use innovative technology and specialized attachments like rams and cutters to disassemble a mangled vehicle to free victims safely.
Despite these efforts, victims often endure severe injuries and may even die as a result of a pin-in crash. Some common injuries sustained in these types of accidents include:
- Broken bones
- Injuries to the arms and legs, which may result in amputations
- Serious head trauma resulting in brain injuries
- Spinal cord damage that could lead to paralysis
Many of these life-altering injuries require long-term care, including repeated doctor’s visits and physical therapy, with victims sometimes unable to return to work for months at a time, if at all. Insurance policy benefits often do not cover the exponential costs associated with a catastrophic accident, making the assistance of an injury lawyer necessary for victims to move forward.Holding Motorists Liable for Harm Caused by Negligence
Pin-in car accidents can be caused by the negligence of one or more drivers. Victims injured in a pin-in collision must show that a defendant was negligent by proving that the defendant breached the duty to act as a reasonable and prudent person would. For instance, a driver who is distracted by his phone while traveling on the highway, causing him to strike another vehicle, has acted unreasonably behind the wheel. A victim, or plaintiff, must also show that this breach was a proximate cause of their injuries and that damages were sustained as a result. Once negligence is established, victims may receive compensation for past and future medical bills, property loss, lost income, diminished earning capacity, and pain and suffering. When a family has lost a loved one due to a pin-in collision, the family members may pursue a wrongful death claim against the responsible party to receive financial assistance with outstanding medical expenses, loss of consortium, and funeral costs.Discuss Your Car Crash Case with a Miami Lawyer
The photographs depicting a pin-in accident are often disturbing, and those photos reflect the devastating injuries that victims often must face. Healing from such serious injuries takes a physical, emotional, and financial toll on victims. The experienced Miami attorneys at the Law Offices of Robert Dixon are dedicated to making sure that injured people and their families receive the legal support necessary to their recovery. If you have suffered an injury or lost a loved one in a pin-in collision, you should not hesitate to call (877) 499-4878 or contact us online to set up a free consultation and speak to an attorney today. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, we advocate for residents of Miami, West Palm Beach, and Fort Lauderdale, among other cities in South Florida.