Atlanta Pin-In Car Accident Lawyers
A pin-in car accident is one that traps someone inside a wrecked vehicle. This can happen when the impact of the collision is sufficient to compress the body of the car or flip it over. Pin-in crashes are common when a large, heavy vehicle, such as a semi tractor-trailer, collides with a much smaller passenger car.
Most pin-in traffic collisions are caused by driver error. This type of crash can happen when:
- A speeding driver loses control of the vehicle, it flips over, and the roof is compressed.
- A head-on collision smashes in the front ends of both vehicles involved.
- A large truck rear-ends a smaller passenger vehicle, crushing it against the vehicle ahead.
- A negligent driver runs another vehicle off the road, causing it to roll down an embankment, crushing the sides and top of the vehicle.
- A drunk driver hits another vehicle, forcing it into a concrete median barrier or another stationary object.
The force of impact must be greater in a pin-in accident to either crush the vehicle or flip it over. For this reason, injuries tend to be more severe in this type of crash. Common injuries in pin-in collisions include:
- Fractured bones
- Internal organ damage and bleeding
- Facial fractures
- Dental injuries
- Neck, back, and shoulder injuries
- Rib fractures and punctured lungs
- Spinal injuries
- Lower extremity injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Lacerations, contusions, and abrasions
Many pin-in accidents are caused when drivers fail in their duty to exercise reasonable care to prevent harm to others on the roadway. Negligent drivers may cause pin-in crashes if they are:
- Speeding or driving aggressively
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Texting, talking on the phone, or otherwise driving distracted
- Driving the wrong way on a one-way road
When truck driver or trucking company negligence leads to a collision between an 80,000 pound 18-wheeler and a 4,000 pound passenger vehicle, the smaller vehicle can be crushed, and the occupants can be pinned in the wreck. Passenger vehicle occupants can suffer severe injuries in this situation.
Victims of pin-in accidents caused by someone else’s negligence may be entitled to seek compensation from the at-fault party. Depending on the circumstances, damages in this type of crash may include:
- Medical expenses, past and future
- Lost wages or earnings
- Loss of future earning potential
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Mental anguish
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Permanent disability
- Diminished quality of life
The damages you are entitled to claim after a serious pin-in accident will depend on the nature and extent of your injuries and other factors. Our husband and wife team at Grant Law Office can thoroughly investigate your accident to determine fault and liability and secure evidence to support your claim. We can assess the full extent of your losses related to the crash, build a persuasive case based on the facts, negotiate skillfully with insurance companies on your behalf, and fight for the compensation you deserve in front of a jury, if necessary.
We have more than 30 years of experience. Our Atlanta personal injury lawyers have been rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®, listed among Georgia Super Lawyers®, and named among the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Our firm has been named among American Institute’s 10 Best Law Firms in Georgia. If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, call us today at (404) 995-3955 to schedule a free consultation.
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