A low-impact motor vehicle accident might not seem serious, but despite appearances, this type of accident can cause injuries. Unfortunately, many car insurance companies believe that if minimal property damage was involved, the occupants are all likely unharmed. In fact, many car insurance companies believe that if an accident involves repairs under $5,000, it is a low-impact collision. The most common injuries sustained in low impact accidents are generally soft tissue injuries and, although they do not warrant an emergency trip to the hospital in an ambulance, it does not mean they cannot affect the life of the injured person and alter their routine for a substantial amount of time.
How is it possible for a low-impact accident to inflict injuries? The average motor vehicle weighs about 3,000 pounds, so even if two vehicles were traveling at 10 mph, it could still produce a force of 5.6 tons during impact.
Since soft tissue injuries typically do not show visible indications of an injury, they are often doubted by insurance companies. However, strains, sprains, and whiplash can all cause a significant amount of pain and, if a victim already suffers from back pain, it could aggravate the condition. If your vehicle did not sustain any damage, an insurance company will be even more suspicious of your injuries. To support your claim, it is crucial to see a doctor as soon as possible. Keep copies of your medical records, including the treatment you receive, prescribed medications, or visits to a physical therapist. Documenting your injuries is crucial to ensuring you are appropriately compensated.
You do not have to be in a devastating, high-impact car accident to sustain painful injuries. If you were injured in any kind of motor vehicle collision, you have the right to pursue compensation to cover the costs of your medical treatment and other losses associated with the accident. Make sure you obtain knowledgeable legal assistance to increase your chances of success.
Even a low-impact car accident can cause injuries that cause pain and disrupt your life. If you were injured in a low-impact accident caused by another party's negligence, contact Cornell Injury Law for the skilled legal advocacy to stand up the insurance company, so you can obtain the compensation you deserve. Danny Cornell has been fighting on behalf of the wrongfully injured for more than two decades understands what it takes to secure the results you need.
Contact Cornell Injury Law today to schedule a free case evaluation and learn more about what our exceptional legal team can do for you during this difficult time. You do not have to pay for someone else's mistakes.