Being Trapped in Your Car in a Hollywood Car Accident

Being in a car accident is scary enough, but it’s even more terrifying if you’re trapped in your car. This situation becomes more dangerous for you by the second, especially if your car is filling with smoke, water, or dangerous fumes, or you can’t get clear of the vehicle and call for help.


At Flaxman Law Group, we’ve worked with clients who have been in serious car accidents—including Hollywood and Miami car crashes where our clients had to be rescued from their cars. In these situations, our goal is to seek fair compensation to help our clients pay for medical care and other bills and to get compensation for their pain and suffering. If you’ve been in a serious car accident anywhere in South Florida, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation.

How Do People Get Trapped in a Car Accident?

There are multiple dangerous situations where drivers and passengers can get trapped in a car:

  • The doors can crumple, especially in a side impact collision, making it impossible for them to open.
  • Occupants of a car can become crushed by pieces of the car, especially in a head-on or rear-end collision, making it impossible for them to move and escape.
  • Occupants of a car can also become entangled in their seatbelts, especially in a rollover crash.
  • If a car falls into a lake or other body of water, water pressure can make it hard or impossible to open the door and get out.

How To Protect Yourself

If you’re ever trapped in your car, it’s useful to have a seatbelt cutter and glass breaking tool on hand. There are keychains you can buy with these tools attached. Hang your car keys on these keychains so you have an extra advantage in case you’re ever entangled in your seatbelt or need to smash a window because your car is sinking.

If you do find yourself trapped, the two most important things to do are to remain calm and to keep trying to escape. If you can’t escape on your own, repeatedly honk the horn to attract attention, use your cell phone, and use any other means to try to get attention and escape.

Once you do get out, it’s likely that your injuries will be serious. Even the process of trying to escape can leave you with deep lacerations, broken glass embedded in your skin, and other serious injuries.

In this situation, you will want to get immediate medical attention and you may want to speak to a Hollywood car accident claims lawyer. Since your injuries are likely to be serious, you’ll want to act quickly to make sure you seek compensation for your medical care, lost wages, and other losses. An attorney can help you figure out whether you have a claim and how you may be able to pursue that claim.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you can contact Flaxman Law Group at any time to set up a free, no obligation consultation with a Hollywood car accident claims attorney. Our father-son attorney team has more than 50 years of experience and our boutique family law firm is here to help you when you’re injured.

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