Even Low Speed Impacts can leave your suffering…
Injury can occur even if the vehicles involved in a crash are travelling very slowly.
Low Speed impacts are considered to be those that take place at speeds of 10 MPH and below.
Studies have shown that due to the design of modern vehicles – a more rigid chassis and frame – injury to the driver and passengers often occurs during low speed impacts even where there is no visible damage to the vehicle. Vehicles are designed and built to withstand low speed impacts, your body is not!
The most common type of accident due to low speed impacts is a shunt from behind or rear impact collision. These form of collisions most commonly create neck and back injuries.
Insurance companies have spent many millions of pounds attempting to prove this type of impact cannot cause injury, yet there is no scientific evidence to back them up.
We frequently see clients pursuing low speed impact claims suffering from neck injuries (the most common identified as “Whiplash”); lower back injuries as well as soft tissue injuries – including bruises, chest and rib injuries.
Ironically seatbelts can be responsible for causing some injuries, predominately the soft tissue injuries, during low speed impacts.
We are experts in this type of accident, and know how to obtain the best possible evidence to support your case. We know the important things to consider, body size, age of vehicle, age of occupant etc.
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