Low-impact collisions, also known as fender-bender crashes, are often considered minor accidents that do not cause serious injuries. However, even low-impact collisions can cause significant injuries.
Although they may not be immediately apparent, this type of collision can have long-term consequences.
What is a low-impact collision?
It is a car accident in which the vehicles involved move at relatively low speeds. There is no single definition of what constitutes a “low impact” collision, but it is considered to be an accident in which the vehicles involved are traveling less than 10 miles per hour.
What are the most common injuries?
The most common injuries are whiplash, concussions, and traumatic brain injuries.
Whiplash is a cervical injury that occurs when the head is forced rapidly forward and backward.
Concussions are head injuries that can cause a variety of symptoms, including headache, dizziness, nausea, and confusion.
Head injuries are more serious injuries that can cause long-term problems such as memory loss, difficulty concentrating, and personality changes.
How can I protect myself?
There are a few things you can do:
- Use the seat belt. Seat belts can help prevent serious injuries in the event of an accident.
- Make sure your car is in good condition. A well-maintained car is less likely to malfunction and cause an accident.
- Be aware of what is around you. Pay attention to other drivers and be prepared to take evasive action if necessary.
- Drive defensively. This means being prudent and avoiding aggressive behavior behind the wheel.
What should I do if I am injured?
It is important to seek medical attention immediately. Even if you are not sure if you’re injured, it’s crucial to get examined by a doctor to rule out any serious injury.
If you have been injured in a low-impact collision, contact GB Law today for a consultation. Our experienced personal injury lawyers will help you understand your rights and fight to get you the compensation you deserve.