Pin-in Car Accidents
The AV-rated Chicago firm of Katz, Friedman, Eisenstein, Johnson, Bareck & Bertuca helps people and families suffering from the devastation that accompanies motor vehicle collisions. When another driver carelessly or recklessly causes a serious pin-in car accident, we are prepared to advocate on behalf of victims injured as a result. For over five decades, our dedicated Chicago car accident attorneys have successfully helped victims of serious collisions pursue their legal right to recovery. Throughout the process of investigating, negotiating, and when appropriate, litigating on behalf of clients, we offer compassionate, personal attention.Secure Compensation from At-Fault Parties for Pin-in Car Accident Injuries
Vehicle accidents can occur in a variety of conditions, but the majority of crashes result from negligent driving. Unfortunately, victims of serious Chicago car accidents may be pinned into the wreckage, suffering devastating physical harm. Victims of these “pin-in” car accidents may have protected themselves by adhering to seatbelt laws, abiding by the rules of the road, and driving in cars with safety features such as airbags. Despite these efforts, victims suffering the consequences of a pin-in collision may face major physical harm.
Often, this type of car accident requires the use of special tools, such as the jaws of life, to rescue victims trapped inside a vehicle. Trained firefighters and others skilled in dismantling a vehicle can help extract occupants without causing further harm.
Many pin-in car accidents are caused by speeding drivers or people who recklessly disregard safety rules. Distracted drivers who may be unable to safely manuever their car may cause a serious pin-in collision. Additionally, drivers who failed to safely merge may be held accountable for their conduct in causing a crash. Finally, failing to account for changing weather conditions can cause a vehicle to strike another car, tree, or object and lead to a pin-in collision.
To hold a driver legally responsible after a pin-in car accident according to Illinois law, victims would file a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver and any other potentially at-fault parties. It is important to understand that as the victim plaintiff, you bear the burden of proving the elements of the legal claim. Pin-in car accident victims may choose to pursue a negligence theory of law, which alleges that the defendant failed to use reasonable care, which directly caused the accident and the resulting injuries.
Common injuries associated with major car accidents range from internal injuries to broken bones and spinal cord injuries. The high impact of a collision can cause internal organ damage that requires immediate treatment. Spinal cord injuries may in fact render the body paralyzed and can therefore cause permanent disabilities. For all victims, a successful legal claim against an at-fault party can lead to the recovery of damages for emotional pain and suffering, diminished future earnings, and quantitative costs such as medical bills and missed work wages.
Unfortunately, pin-in car accidents can cause a tragic death. Fatal accidents also require proof that the other driver was at fault for causing the crash. Illinois law provides that a personal representative or close family member may file a wrongful death claim. Through a wrongful death claim, survivors may be compensated for the loss of their loved one.Seek Legal Recourse After a Pin-in Car Accident with the Assistance of Our Chicago Lawyers
The expenses that follow a serious collision can be extreme, due to significant medical costs and missed work wages due to injuries. At Katz, Friedman, Eisenstein, Johnson, Bareck & Bertuca, our Chicago attorneys understand the importance of monetary damages awarded in successful legal claims brought by injured victims. Our skilled personal injury lawyers utilize negotiation and litigation skills to ensure that our clients are appropriately compensated. If you or someone close to you has has been hurt in a catastrophic motor vehicle collision, such as a pin-in car accident, we are ready to help. Our attorneys represent people throughout the state, including in Chicago, Champaign, Quincy, Aurora, Rockford, and other areas of Sangamon, Cook, Adams, and Winnebago Counties. We provide a free consultation and can be reached online or by calling (800) 444-1525.