All car accidents can lead to serious injury and death, but when a victim of a wreck is trapped inside their car, the risk of catastrophic injury and death are multiplied. Extreme temperatures, cars filling with water, and a lack of oxygen can quickly overcome a victim. Each minute a person is trapped in their car raises the risk of death. Knowing how to escape from car entrapment can save your life.
Side collision car accidents can crush doors and make them impossible to open. Front-end collisions can trap a victim’s legs or abdomen, making it hard to get out of the vehicle. Rear-end collisions can push the back of the vehicle so far forward that the driver and passengers become trapped between the seats and dashboard.
Overturned vehicles can leave people hanging upside down and suspended by their seatbelts. This makes it virtually impossible for the victim to release their seatbelt to remove themselves from the vehicle. Broken glass and shattered windshields may trap victims who fear extreme injury from deep cuts and lacerations. Broken seats and collapsed roofs can also trap victims.
The time to prepare for a car entrapment is well before an actual event. Knowing what to do and familiarizing yourself with your vehicle can prevent the catastrophic results that can happen from being trapped in a car.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a car accident, the Columbia car accident lawyers at Chappell Smith & Arden, P.A. can help you claim the compensation you need while you recover. Call us at 803-929-3600 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.
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