How Low Impact Accidents Can Lead to Serious Injury

Have you or a loved one recently been injured in a low impact car accident and suffered serious injury? If so, you may have trouble trying to get your car insurance to compensate you for the damage done to your car and your medical bills. Many auto insurance claims adjusters are skeptical of people who file claims after a low impact injury, which is why it’s important to contact a Detroit car accident attorney to help you get the compensation you deserve.

What is a low impact accident?

A low impact car accident happens when cars hit each other at low speeds (under 10 mph). For example, you might be sitting in traffic when the car behind you pulls forward and hits your vehicle. While the impact of the accident is low, there is still the potential for serious injury. Hiring a knowledgeable auto accident attorney can help you get the compensation you need to pay medical bills and other collision-related expenses.

What injuries can result from low impact accidents?

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Soft tissue injuries, such as neck strain, are common after a low impact car crash injury. The only problem is that they can be difficult to diagnose and prove to an auto insurance company. Many car insurance claims adjusters assume that if you are hit at low speeds that serious injury is unlikely to occur. However, there are many injuries that can result from low impact car accidents.

For example, whiplash injuries are usually caused when the force of the car accident jerks the head of the driver or passenger forward or backward.

If you are suffering from whiplash injury, you may experience the following symptoms:

  • neck pain when trying to move head
  • neck tenderness
  • stiff neck muscles
  • decreased range of motion
  • headaches that start at the base of the skull before spreading to the forehead

Other kinds of soft tissue injuries resulting from low impact auto accidents include injury to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the neck and back. In more serious cases, there may even be injury to the spine or joints.

The majority of people experience neck pain for over a week after being hit in a rear-end car collision. If you are in any kind of pain (even if the pain is delayed) you should see a doctor as soon as possible to receive treatment and begin medical documentation.

How can I get compensated for low impact accidents?

If you have recently been injured in a low impact car accident, we recommend that you contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. People who are injured in low impact car accidents may have difficulties with getting their claims taken seriously by insurance companies. A personal injury attorney can help you get compensation for medical bills and damages to your vehicle.

We recommend that you hire a personal injury attorney with experience in car accidents. That way, you can be sure that you are getting an attorney who is knowledgeable in this section of the law. A general attorney may not be qualified to handle your case.

If you are interested in hiring one of our motor vehicle collision attorneys, please feel free to call us at (855) 558-8250. The personal injury attorneys at Hakim, Toma, & Yaldoo, P.C. are dedicated to helping clients get the financial compensation they deserve in Warren, Grand Rapids, Detroit, and other surrounding Michigan areas.