When you’re in a fender bender, don’t assume that your injuries aren’t serious. Even low impact accidents can cause lasting damage, and may require significant medical care—and everyone knows how expensive medical bills can be.
Unfortunately, insurance companies are prone to denying or discounting low-speed accident claims. Working with the Law Offices of Tim Misny ensures that you’ll have an aggressive, experienced attorney on your side throughout the claims process.
What is a low impact car accident?
Low impact car accidents are often referred to fender benders, since they usually don’t result in significant physical damage to the vehicle. The lower rate of speed might not total the car, but it can still cause painful injuries.
Low impact car accidents often occur at four-way stops, in school or pedestrian zones, parking lots and in stop-and-go traffic. Rear-end collisions are frequently low impact collisions.
What kind of injuries can occur in a low impact accident?
Neck, back and spine injuries are the most common type of low impact accident injury. For example, whiplash happens when your head is violently jolted back and forth. The whip-like motion can stretch or tear the tendons and ligaments in your neck. Although whiplash can heal on its own, severe whiplash injuries are life-altering. Whiplash can cause severe pain, headaches, restricted range of motion and more.
Furthermore, the extent of your injuries may not be immediately obvious. After an accident, our bodies are flooded with adrenaline. Adrenaline can temporarily numb pain in order to help us escape dangerous situations, and the pain may not manifest until hours or days later. That’s why it’s so important not to say that you’re “fine” at an accident scene—and why you should seek immediate medical care.
Whiplash isn’t the only low impact accident injury: drivers and passengers may experience bone fractures and breaks, spinal cord injuries, shoulder and knee injuries from hitting the dashboard, severe lacerations and other soft tissue injuries. Traumatic brain injuries may also occur, especially when a person’s head hits the interior side panels.
Be sure to take your low-impact car accident claim seriously. If you end up with severe injuries, you’ll need a skilled attorney to ensure your insurance claim adequately covers your medical expenses, lost wages and more.
Talk to an Ohio car accident lawyer right away
The Law Offices of Tim Misny can help you with your low impact accident claim. When you’re the victim of negligence or recklessness, I’ll Make Them Pay!® Call my office at (877) 614-9524 so that I can evaluate your case right away.