Car vs. Car Door

This may seem like a misplaced article, one more properly catalogued under "property damage" claims. It's not. Seasoned Baltimore personal injury and accident lawyers are familiar with "car door" claims. As discussed previously, there is some popular wisdom holding that any time a vehicle makes contact with another object [e.g. another car, another bus, a sign, a light pole, or practically anything else] then the occupants of that vehicle are entitled to a financial recovery for personal injury. Of course, that's not the law. One must actually sustain bodily and or emotional injury to be entitled to financial recovery for personal injury. As experienced Baltimore personal injury and accident lawyers know, there does not have to be a huge impact, or high speeds, sot sustain injury. "Even though sustained in low-velocity, rear-end collisions, .... acceleration injury can produce forces significant enough to produce musculoligamentous tears with resultant hemorrhage and even disk disruption and avulsion fractures of the vertebral bodies." Dunn EJ, Blazer S. Soft tissue injuries of the lower cervical spine. Instructional course lectures, Am Academy of Ortho Surgeons, 1987; 36:499-512.

 

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