North Little Rock, AR asked in Personal Injury for Arkansas

Q: Is there case law to support significant personal injury caused by low impact accident

20 to 30 mile per hour impact. large work van rear ended sports car. no major damage to either vehicle. injuries in front vehicle- cervical disc compression. surgery required/ history of osteophytes and prior disc fusion

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Terrence Rubino
Terrence Rubino

A: "low impact collisions" is a term propagated by the insurance industry/defense lawyers to unfairly spin truth into an untruth. serious injuries can occur at any speed. with over 36 years in the active practice of law i have seen hundreds of "low impact" crashes cause significant injuries and those consistent with yours. in fact those with a prior history are often more susceptible to even the most minor trauma. most states have what i call the law of aggravation which simply means that a guilty party is responsible to a person who because of age, prior condition, infirmities,etc is more susceptible to an event. if this is your situation you need to contact a reputable and experienced arkansas lawyer to represent you. good luck.

A: Great answer by Mr. Rubino. If you think that insurance companies always play fair take a read of "From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves" an outline of how Allstate devalues legitimate claims. The so-called low impact or soft tissue phraseology attempts to demonize the person that is injured so the jury will deny them their just compensation to become whole again.

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