Posted on behalf of Anderson Cummings on Jun 16, 2020 in Auto Accidents
Serious injuries are not always caused by high speed car accidents. Severe injuries and fatalities are often the result of what is known as low impact collisions. Inquiring with a licensed attorney could ensure you are doing everything possible to get the compensation you may need to cover extensive medical care, wages lost due to missing work, pain and suffering and psychological trauma endured.
Learn more below as our attorneys discuss the types of serious injuries that may occur in a low impact collision and your legal options toward recovering compensation. We offer free initial consultations and charge no upfront fees for our services unless we secure compensation for you.
When Low Impact Collisions Happen
Low impact collisions occur when a vehicle collides with another vehicle or object at a low speed, usually under 15 mph. Also referred to as fender benders, some examples of low impact collisions include:
- Backing up into another vehicle in a parking lot
- Bumping into the vehicle in front of you during stop-and-go traffic
- Side-swiping a parked vehicle, light pole or other stationary objects
If you or someone you care for was injured in a low impact collision or something similar, it is important to seek immediate medical care followed by discussing your claim with an experienced Fort Worth car accident lawyer at our firm.
Serious Injuries That May Result From a Low Impact Car Accident
Whiplash is perhaps the most common injury that could occur in a low impact car accident. This type of injury can cause a variety of neck and cervical issues.
Severe damage often occurs when one vehicle is not in motion and is suddenly struck from behind by another vehicle. The sudden movement can cause hyperextension to the neck area, which can result in herniated disks and nerve damage. This can lead to temporary or permanent numbness, pain and possible impairments to the arms and/or legs.
Low impact car accidents can also cause severe injuries to the lumbar spine area. This area includes the five largest vertebrae and strongest muscles of the spine. This type of injury could result in tenderness, swelling, pain and limited mobility, which may make it difficult to perform daily activities.
Although rare in a low impact collision, it is possible to suffer spinal cord injuries, which can sometimes result in partial or total paralysis, including loss of reflexes and sensation in certain areas of the body.
Other injuries known to occur in a low impact car accident could include:
- Strained and sprained muscles
- Torn ligaments
- Fractured bones
Sometimes our bodies feel an adrenaline rush after experiencing a car accident, which can mask the feeling of an injury. Therefore, it is important to see a doctor, even if you do not feel any symptoms.
Learn More About Low Impact Collisions From an Experienced Attorney
If you or a loved one was involved in a low impact collision, it is important to not take it lightly. You could experience a serious injury that may cause long-term damage if not treated by a medical professional. You could also be left with mounting medical bills and lost wages while being unable to work.
At Anderson & Cummings, we have recovered millions in settlements and verdicts for car accident victims. Request a free consultation to see if you may have a valid claim for compensation. You are not obligated to retain our services, but if you do, we only bill you if we obtain compensation for your claim.
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