If you were involved in a low speed car accident it may be tempting not to take action. Deciding to avoid the hassle of contacting a lawyer or your insurance company, low speed car accidents can sometimes be brushed off. It’s important however, that you keep your options open should the results of the accident become more serious than you first thought.
Drivers may sometimes decide after a quick inspection of a vehicle that damage is too minimal to worry about pursuing the matter further. Oftentimes however, in the days and weeks following the crash, you may discover the damages are much worse. Low speed accidents can quickly lead to expensive repair bills and having an experienced lawyer to help you deal with your case, can take some of the hassle away from the experience.
It’s also very common not to feel the physical impacts of a crash that only present themselves later on. Low speed collisions can cause chronic neck stiffness and pain, low back and shoulder pain, headaches, dizziness and reduced range of motion.
It’s imperative that no matter the speed you were traveling when the collision occurred you should always exchange personal and insurance information with the other driver. It’s also recommended you seek medical treatment and contact a lawyer as early as possible.
Who is at Fault for a Low Speed Accident?
In the case of a rear-end collision, one of the most common low speed accident types, most often the driver who struck the vehicle in front of them will be found at fault. It depends on the circumstances however because if the driver in-front made a sudden and unexpected stop which caused the crash they may be found liable.
Because the cause of low speed accidents can vary greatly it’s not always immediately clear who is at fault in a low speed crash. As experienced accident lawyers, we can assist you in determining who is at fault in your case, and can offer support even in complicated circumstances to ensure the party who caused your crash is held responsible.
- Collision in a parking lot
- Being hit while parked or hitting another parked vehicle
- Distracted driving
- Traffic congestion
- Tailgating or driving too close to a vehicle in front of you
- Poor road conditions
If you have recently been involved in a low speed accident or need a car accident injury lawyer, please reach out to our dedicated team today.