Low impact accidents are often times misunderstood. Many attorneys fail to understand that just because the impact was low, does not mean serious injury cannot result. Victims of low impact injuries are forced to convince and explain their injuries to attorneys or insurance adjusters. They are often times denied the benefit of their injuries and are a neglected and under-served group of victims. Our firm understands that speed or degree of impact does not always determine injury. Low impact rear end accidents can have serious consequences, and can affect each victim differently. When you are involved in a low impact collision your body can suffer from constant pain, soreness and general loss of mobility. If you have been involved in such an accident contact our offices for a free consultation. Our offices will be happy to review your case and let you know whether representation is possible.
What is a low impact collision?
A low impact collision does not necessarily mean that your injuries are minimal. However low impact collisions are often ignored or denied by insurance companies. When an injury results from a low impact collision it is important to understand the injuries you are suffering. Many attorney fail to understand that low impact collision can have serious consequences and damages. Low impact collisions are considered those that occur when the vehicle is traveling at a low rate of speed-less than 10 miles per hour-and or causing minimal damage to the vehicle or persons. Although, vehicle damage is not always an indicator of bodily damage and can often times be misleading. However, insurance companies and defendants use lack of damage or low impact collisions as a defense to deny the victims claims for injuries. It is important to understand the extent of your injuries. You should not be pressured to believe that you are not injured by insurance companies or be convinced that your injuries are not severe because of lack of vehicle damage. Only you understand your health and if there is any pain after a car accident medical attention should be sought for your injuries.
Whiplash Trauma due to low impact rear end accidents
Whiplash trauma is one of the most common types of injuries from low impact collisions. In such instances injuries including muscle injuries, from serious to minor, cervical spine damage, blurred vision, hemorrhaging, nerve damage to ear, back injuries or other injuries. When a person is involved in a low impact collision they may suffer from whiplash trauma. It is important to seek proper medical treatment for your care and help you to better understand the extent of your injuries. Without fully knowing the degree of harm you may not be receiving the full value of your claim. Our job is to help you maximize the value of your injuries and recover for both your economic and non-economic harm. We are committed to helping our clients receive the necessary type of care. Other injuries resulting from Low Impact Collisions can include:
- Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: M-TBI
- Concussions and Post Concussion headache Syndrome
- Moderate to Severe Neck Injuries
- Lower Back Sciatica Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Facial Lacerations
- Dislocation of the Shoulder
- Knee damage and torn ligament
- Mental Stress including Pain and Suffering
If you are suffering from any of the above injuries seek medical attention immediately. Then seek out a trusted and knowledgeable personal injury lawyer specializing in los impact auto accident claims.
Does low impact mean no injuries?
This depends on who is answering the question. Insurance adjusters will almost always argue that because you do not have serious property damage, then your actual bodily damage is unlikely. However, this is a fallacy. Low impact injuries can have devastating physical injuries. They can leave the victim with serious injuries which diminish their quality of life. Understanding your injuries and working with the right attorney is important to winning your claim. Your attorney should have knowledge with the “Delta V” theory with regards to low impact collisions and understand how insurance companies operate. Selecting the Right Legal Representation If you have been involved in an accident contact the Downtown LA Law Group our personal injury attorneys can help you with your claim. Our consultations are always free and our fees are always based on our recovery. We can help evaluate your case and help you procure maximum recovery for your injuries. Our goal is to make sure you are compensation for your auto accident claim; compensation can be based on different factors including
- Extent of your injuries
- Medical Bills including future medical treatment for your injuries
- Lost Work
- Future Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering including emotional distress
- Property damage
Contact the low impact accident attorneys at Downtown LA Law today for a free case evaluation.