Low-Speed Impact Crashes
Not all collisions occur at high speeds. Many auto accidents involve one vehicle striking another at a relatively low rate of speed. When a car traveling less than 10 miles per hour hits another automobile, occupants can still suffer serious injuries.
Insurance companies will typically use the little to no physical damage to the cars involved as evidence that nobody could have sustained any injuries. In truth, however, several injuries with potentially lifelong problems for victims do not become evident until days after the initial collision.
Worse yet, some insurers will use any failure by victims to seek medical attention in the immediate aftermath as evidence of an injury claim being fraudulent. For this reason, it is always critical for people involved in a motor vehicle accident to go to a hospital—even if they feel completely fine.
Lawyer for Low-Speed Impact Crashes in Cincinnati, Ohio
Did you or your loved one sustain a serious injury in a low-speed collision that was caused by another party’s negligence? Do not say anything to the other driver’s insurance company until you have first contacted Steiden Law Offices. We represent car accident victims on a contingency fee basis so there is no fee for our services unless you receive a monetary award.
Our Cincinnati personal injury attorneys represent clients all over Hamilton County, Clermont County, Warren County, and Butler County in Ohio as well as Boone County, Campbell County, and Kenton County in Kentucky. Call right now to take advantage of a free consultation that will let our lawyers review your case and help you understand your legal options.
Kentucky Low-Speed Impact Car Accidents Information Center
- How do these kinds of collisions usually occur?
- What kinds of injuries do victims in low-speed crashes usually suffer?
- Where can I find more information about low-speed car accidents?
Low-speed collisions typically involve rear-end accidents. Generally, the negligent driver either did not notice the other vehicle or failed to accurately estimate the necessary stopping distance.
In most low-speed collision cases, it can be more evident which party is at fault. Negligent drivers, however, may still argue that accident victims were somehow at fault.
A few of the most common reasons that low-speed collisions occur include, but are not limited to:
- Brake Failure;
- Driver Fatigue;
- Failure to Obey Traffic Signals or Signs;
- Failure to Signal;
- Failure to Stop or Yield;
- Following Too Closely (Tailgating);
- Improper Turns;
- Inclement Weather;
- Reckless Driving; or
- Unsafe Lane Changes.
Soft tissue injuries such as “whiplash” are especially common following low-speed crashes. A soft tissue injury can cause immense pain and tremendous lifestyle complications for an accident victim, but many insurance companies are reluctant to compensate people for such injuries.
Insurers will either try to minimize the amount of problems a soft tissue injury causes for the victim or they may even insinuate that the claim is fraudulent. In some cases, insurance companies will claim that a victim’s injuries were pre-existing.
It is critical to seek the help of an experienced personal injury attorney before you ever speak to any representative of an insurance company, as any admission of pain not being particularly serious can be used against you to minimize or even reject your claim. Besides whiplash, a few of the other serious injuries that people can suffer in low-speed collisions include, but are not limited to:
- Aggravation to Pre-Existing Injuries;
- Joint Pain;
- Neck Injuries;
- Nerve Damage;
- Muscle Strains;
- Stress Fractures;
- Tendinitis; or
Lumbar Intervertebral Disc Injuries in Low Velocity Rear End Vehicular Collisions: The Current Evidence — JSciMed Central is an Open Access platform that publishes international, peer-reviewed science, medicine, and engineering journals. The authors of this study examine lumbar intervertebral disc injuries in so-called “low velocity” or “minimal impact” collisions. The journal includes numerous graphics and tables, including a representation of vehicle, head and lumbar accelerations as a function of time during a rear-end impact.
Influence of Crash Severity on Various Whiplash Injury Symptoms: A Study Based On Real-Life Rear-End Crashes With Recorded Crash Pulses — Folksam is one of the largest insurance companies in Sweden and has been collecting and analyzing information about road traffic crashes and injuries since the early 1980s. In this research paper, the authors examine the correlation between crash severity and whiplash injuries. The paper includes tables and graphs examining injury risk, symptoms, and changes in velocity.
Steiden Law Offices | Cincinnati Low-Speed Impact Crash Lawyer
If you or your loved one suffered any kind of serious injury in a low-speed collision that was caused by another party’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation for you medical bills, lost wages, and other personal costs resulting from the accident. It is in your best interest to retain legal counsel before you speak to any representatives or sign any paperwork relating to your collision.
The Cincinnati personal injury attorneys at Steiden Law Offices fight to get justice for clients in communities throughout Kenton County, Boone County, and Campbell County in Kentucky plus locations in Butler County, Hamilton County, Clermont County, and Warren County in Ohio. You can receive an honest and thorough evaluation of your case when you call or fill out an online contact form to schedule a free, initial consultation.