Ambulance emt stretcherThere are numerous low-impact accidents every day across the State of Colorado. Many of these accidents occur at speeds that are less than 10 mph, such as at stop signs and in parking lots. While the majority of these accidents lead to only minor property damage, some can cause serious and significant injuries, including head and neck injuries, back injuries, and soft tissue injuries.

The human body is not meant to withstand forces of even 10 mph. When another vehicle hits yours, those forces are transferred to your spinal cord, head, and neck. The results can be herniated spinal discs, concussions, and whiplash. If left untreated, these injuries can become complicated and result in significant long-term pain and limited mobility. Seatbelts themselves can constrict and cause injury to soft tissue in the body. Children, obese individuals, and tall people are at risk for being injured by seatbelts in even low impact collisions. In fact, soft tissue injury has risen by 21% since seatbelt legislation was introduced.

Unfortunately, many insurance companies and adjusters are skeptical of victims who claim injuries after low impact accidents. As a result, they will stop at nothing to deny your claim or offer you a low-ball settlement. An experienced Denver car accident lawyer can build a case designed to establish proof of your injuries. An expert may examine your vehicle for signs of force, an accident recreation expert may be needed to recreate the accident scene, and medical testimony may be used to establish that your injury was caused by the accident.

Common Low-Impact Accident Injuries:

  • Whiplash

  • Concussions

  • Lacerations

  • Shoulder fractures or clavicle fractures

  • Dislocated shoulder

  • Herniated back discs

  • Back injuries

  • Fractures

  • And more

If you have been involved in a low-impact accident and sustained an injury, it is important to contact an experienced Denver car accident lawyer immediately. Insurance companies will usually play hardball with low-impact accident victims and you may find yourself unable to pay for medical expenses and physical therapy without adequate compensation.

Contact a Denver Car Accident Attorney Today

robert-paysinger-02If you are the victim of a Denver car crash, contact Colorado personal injury attorney Robert Paysinger today. Robert can answer all of your questions and let you know what kind of compensation you may be entitled to under Colorado law. Our law firm offers FREE case consultations and can be reached at 303. 279.0221.


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