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Why are low speed accidents often ignored for injuries?

Low impact car accidents are crashes that cause no or little property damage, and occurr at a low speed. Although low speed accidents (ones that happen under 10 miles per hour) rarely cause serious injuries, they can still lead to people experiencing whiplash and neck strain. Although people may not see whiplash as a serious issue, it can lead to a victim needing a lot of medical treatment in the future. 

Whiplash happens more often in higher-speed crashes, but it still happens to people involved in low-speed car accidents. Whiplash can happen any time the neck sharply moves back and forth. Sometimes, people do not realize that they have a whiplash injury until days or even weeks after the crash. If you experience any of the following symptoms, you should seek out medical attention before the issue gets worse: trouble sleeping, back pain, headaches, depression, memory loss, neck pain, tiredness, limited range of motion, shoulder pain, and arm pain or numbness. 

Although most people don’t take a long time to recover from a whiplash injury, and don’t need any treatment beyond at-home remedies and pain medication. However, a person with a serious whiplash injury might experience symptoms for months or years after the accident. If you suffered from severe whiplash, you should seek out compensation through the personal injury claims process for what you have been through. 

When can someone get compensation for a low-speed accident?

If a negligent driver is to blame for the low-speed car accident that caused your whiplash injury (or other type of injury), then it is possible for you to get compensation for your injury. Compensation is helpful in paying for medical bills, lost wages, and more. Our personal injury attorneys at Sears Injury Law are here to help you. Reach out to us and we can give you a free estimate for your case. 

There are many types of compensation that you can get from a car accident, such as compensation for the medical bills that resulted from your injury. These can be from doctor’s visits, medication prescriptions, medical devices, in-home care, hospitalizations, ambulance transport, mental health therapy, and more. In general, if your crash was caused by the other driver, you can recover many costs from the car accident. It is important that you save your medical bills and other pieces of evidence so that you can get compensation for your losses. 

Aside from medical bills, people that have suffered from neck injuries such as whiplash could have to miss work because of their injuries. This means missing out on earning what they could have if they’d been able to work those hours, and thus losing wages. With the help of our experts at Sears Injury Law, you could recover work-related compensation such as: earning potential, bonuses, retirement or 401k contributions, holiday pay, vacation pay, bonuses, permanent or temporary disability, wages, and salary. 

In most personal injury claims, regardless of the cause of the accident, there is both emotional and physical pain involved. Both of these elements can be claimed as damages. Our team at Sears Injury Law will take many factors into consideration when making the subjective and often complicated calculation of your potential damages. Damages are usually based on how severe the crash was, as well as how extensive your injuries were. 

Although severe property damage usually happens more with high-speed crashes, cars can experience serious damage even in low-speed car accidents. Getting a rear-end impact can cause a lot of bumper damage to your car. If the accident was the cause of another party, you should not have to cover the expenses for replacing or repairing your car’s bumper. Many people do not know this, but it is also possible to get compensation for money spent on transportation when you were unable to use your car while it was getting fixed. This includes transportation such as renting a car, a ridesharing service, or public transport. 

Should I hire a lawyer for my low-speed car crash?

Car accident lawyers are often crucial to successfully get compensation for your personal injury claim. They are able to gather evidence, fight for you, and take care of everything for you while you emotionally recover and heal from your injuries. Our attorneys at Sears Injury Law specialize in personal injury law, and are skilled in a variety of areas. They can tell you if your case is worth pursuing, evaluate how much compensation you may be entitled to, investigate the car accident, gather physical evidence such as medical records, and other evidence such as eyewitness statements, walk you through every step of the claims process to make sure that you understand what is happening, prove that the other party involved was at fault, fight to get you the compensation that you deserve, and even take your personal injury case to trial if need be. 

Our car accident lawyers will be able to prove that the other driver’s negligence caused the accident. This is done by proving that they breached a reasonable standard of care, and breaching it led to the accident that caused your damages. Sears Injury Law’s team knows how to prove negligence successfully in personal injury cases. 

Having a professional personal injury attorney on your side for your car accident injury case comes with many benefits. Everyone deserves compensation, regardless of their economic situation. This is especially true when people are under financial strain because of medical bills and other expenses from a personal injury. Sears Injury Law works on a contingency fee basis, which means that we only get paid when you get your compensation. This way, you won’t be pressured into accepting a low offer that the insurance company tries to push onto you. 

You don’t have to go through this difficult time alone. Sears Injury Law is happy to help you through, so reach out to us today. We want to help you get the compensation you deserve and hold the party responsible accountable for their negligent behavior. You should not have to pay for expenses from a car accident that somebody else caused, even if the car accident is classified as a low-impact collision. 

 

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