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Low Speed Crashes Can Cause Catastrophic Injuries

Car Accident Attorney Indianapolis

Injuries from Low-Speed and Rear-Impact Collisions

When a high-speed auto accident occurs, injuries are more likely to be evident and less likely to be disputed. injuries resulting from low speed collisions are often disputed by liability insurance adjusters. While these accidents take place at speeds around 10 mph and below, the injuries sustained can be substantial. An experienced personal injury attorney should know how to properly deal with insurance companies under these circumstances and work to earn deserved compensation for injuries sustained.

Low-Speed Collision

In low speed collisions there is generally little to no visible property damage because vehicles are built to sustain such impact. Maybe a scratch or crack in the bumper, which will likely be an uncostly fix. However, when someone strikes your vehicle from behind, studies have shown that car occupants will accelerate much faster than the car at impact causing a whipping motion of the head which often result in upper body injuries and potentially brain injuries even at low speeds. Low speed car accidents often cause neck, back, and soft tissue injuries, more commonly known as acceleration deceleration injuries.

Injuries

The force of the collision causes occupants’ neck and back to be abruptly thrown backwards then forwards. Neck and back sprains along with spinal and joint injuries are all common complaints after this type of accident, generally referred to as “Soft Tissue” injuries. It is unsurprising that whiplash is a very common result of low speed rear impact collisions. Where individuals are sitting in the car, whether their neck or back is rotated, preexisting injuries and age of the victim all play a role in the extent of injuries sustained. Pain can last for months and even years depending on the severity of the injury. It is imperative to see a medical professional after an accident, even if you do not feel injured immediately.

Proving soft tissue injuries can be a troubling task for attorneys. Unlike proving a broken arm with an X-ray, these injuries typically cannot be demonstrated with objective imaging machines. Our seasoned personal injury attorneys will use necessary expert medical testimony, legal resources and experience to obtain fair compensation for clients.

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It cost $0 up front to hire our office. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay us if we settle your case or obtain a verdict on your behalf.

If we’re unable to obtain a settlement of verdict for you we eat the costs we’ve advanced to litigate your case, which includes costs for ordering medical records, filing your case, hiring experts, deposing witnesses, and many other things.

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Our Fees

It cost $0 up front to hire our office. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay us if we settle your case or obtain a verdict on your behalf.

If we’re unable to obtain a settlement of verdict for you we eat the costs we’ve advanced to litigate your case, which includes costs for ordering medical records, filing your case, hiring experts, deposing witnesses, and many other things.

If we do settle your case or obtain a verdict for you our standard rate is 33% of the settlement or verdict, plus reimbursement for the expense we’ve previously advanced. Our fee never increases like some personal injury attorneys, even if we have to take your case to trial.

Case Worth

As a victim, establishing damages, negotiating with the insurance company, or filing a lawsuit can be daunting and next to impossible without the assistance of an experienced lawyer. As a result, if you have been hurt in an accident, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible to help you recover the compensation to which you are entitled under Indiana law.

Why Hire?

Choosing an attorney that has experience dealing with personal injury law is important to protect your legal rights. If you are trying to recover damages from a business or other type of organization, you can bet that they are going to have a legal team on their side.

Medical Bills

If you were injured by an accident you may be struggling to determine who is responsible for paying your medical bills and holding them accountable. Speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer at The Law Office of William W. Hurst and learn if we may be able to help.

Recovery

After you have been injured, you are entitled to compensation. The type and amount of compensation depends on the injury, bills, the cause of the injury, negligence/bad faith of the defendant, etc. The attorney you retain can also heavy influence your recovery through knowledge, experience, and dedication. Legal terms and phrases can be confusing even after you retain an attorney. If you have been injured, you may wonder how much your case is worth or what your “damages” are. The worse the injuries, the higher the value of the case and the greater need for an experienced attorney