Low Impact Car Accidents Can Still Cause Severe Injury
Many people assume that injuries from fender benders can’t be that serious. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Even low impact car accidents can cause long-term injuries which require significant medical care. While it can be somewhat more difficult to prove that your injuries are severe enough for certain damages, working with an experienced accident attorney can help you recover compensation for the full extent of your injuries.
Understanding low impact car accidents
Low impact car accidents typically don’t cause a lot of physical damage to a vehicle. They typically occur in places like parking lots, stop-and-go traffic, four-way stops and in school and pedestrian zones. Many rear-end collisions are considered low-impact accidents.
Injuries from low impact car accidents
Whiplash is by far the most common type of low impact accident injury. This happens when your head is violently jolted, which stretches or tears the tendons and ligaments in your neck. While whiplash can sometimes heal on its own, even low impact accidents can cause severe whiplash. This can cause life-altering symptoms like severe pain, headaches and restricted range of motion.
Neck and spinal injuries, broken bones, lacerations, soft tissue injuries, joint injuries and even traumatic brain injuries can occur as a result of low impact car accidents—and the extent of your injuries may not be immediately obvious. Shock and adrenaline can prevent injuries from manifesting for hours or days. It’s crucial you seek medical care even if you feel fine, and avoid making any claims about your injuries or lack thereof at the scene.
If you’ve suffered injuries as a result of a low impact car accident, talk to the trusted personal injury attorneys at Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia, LLP today.