Low-Speed Impact Crash Claims

If you or a loved one have been injured in a low-speed road traffic accident, you are entitled to claim compensation if this was caused by somebody else’s negligence. Our solicitors have years of experience in securing a positive outcome for our clients so that you are able to access the best treatment and support for your injuries.

If you would like to speak to a lawyer about making a claim, get in touch by calling us on 0800 10 757 95, fill in our online enquiry form or chat to us directly using our e-chat function. 

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What is a low-speed impact?

Low-speed impacts are car accidents that occur at very low speeds and sometimes do not result in any damage to either vehicle. These accidents account for many of the shunts and bumps that happen on the UK’s roads, especially in queuing traffic and when approaching roundabouts. For many years, it was believed by accident investigators that if there was no damage to a vehicle in a car accident, it was extremely unlikely that anyone in either of the cars would have suffered any injuries.

It is rare to see any vehicular damage at this speed because manufacturers have designed cars to be able to withstand a certain amount of stress so that repairs for minor bumps are not necessary. However, many people who have been in an accident that has happened at even just 5mph report whiplash injury symptoms. 

How you can be injured

Research into low-speed accidents has found that although many cars can survive intact, the forces exerted on the body can often cause whiplash injuries to both drivers and passengers involved. This is called the startle response. When a person is startled, their neck muscles can contract excessively, potentially causing damage.

The neck muscles contract more severely than any other muscle in the body in reaction to being startled, and this may explain why whiplash-associated disorders are focused in and around the neck.

How YouClaim can help

Our lawyers can help you receive the compensation you deserve, which can contribute towards expensive medical treatment and associated costs. We have years of experience in handling whiplash injury cases and are extremely skilled at getting the best results for you.

We work on a no win, no fee basis, which means that, in the unlikely event that your claim is not successful, you are protected from all legal costs. It means that making a claim with us is a completely risk-free process.

Get started today

To speak to us about an injury caused by a low-speed accident that could have been avoided, get in touch with us today to start your claim. You can either call us on 0800 10 757 95, chat to us using our e-chat function or fill in the online enquiry form and let us know when it is convenient to call you back.