Low Impact Motor Vehicle Accidents
Low impact motor vehicle accidents present unique challenges. The insurance companies do not like to pay for these accidents. They sometimes hire “biomechanical engineers” who are often on the insurance company’s payroll specifically to defeat valid claims in low impact cases. The best low impact cases involve no pre-existing injuries and some documented radiographic evidence of injury. With experience and hard work these cases can be pursued successfully.
Many automobile accidents are low impact, or under 10 miles per hour. These accidents may cause only minor property damage, but passengers may still sustain injuries from these collisions. Most of these victims face considerable opposition to their injury claims from skeptical insurance adjusters and defense attorneys.
A typical auto vehicle weighs about 2,000 pounds, so a collision at 10 miles per hour will result in an average impact force of about 3.7 tons. Even a larger auto vehicle, roughly 3,000 pounds, generates an impact force of about 5.6 tons when going 10 miles an hour. This can cause damage to the neck, back, hip, shoulder, etc. even at a low speed.
It can be very daunting to prove an injury from a low-impact accident. This is why it is important to hire an experienced attorney, able to properly obtain medical evidence and experts in the field who can help your case in a timely and efficient manner.
To discover your rights and options after a car accident anywhere in Florida, schedule a free initial consultation with the lawyers at Fine, Farkash & Parlapiano, P.A. Simply call our Gainesville office at 352-562-7809 or 877-418-1087, or contact us online. We only get paid if we recover compensation for you, so do not hesitate to consult us today.