Low Speed Impact

Transport Canada estimates that 112,000 vehicle collisions occur each year across the country, from minor fender benders to serious emergency situations. Low speed impacts, also known as minimal damage impacts, are categorized by the presence of little to no vehicle damage. However, although the collisions may seem minor at first glance, they can represent higher claim values than many people realize.

Although vehicle damage may appear limited following this type of collision, any available evidence can be used to reconstruct and assess its severity. Both the physical damage and the recording from the onboard sensors (black boxes) can provide insight, which can then be used to correlate the severity of the impact to the likelihood of injury and how long symptoms should persist.

Because the sensor data is often volatile, it is imperative that the information from the vehicle is gathered as soon as possible if there is a fear of litigation, regardless of whether or not an injury has been reported. Even if a province has a monetary cap on the nature of the injuries sustained from these types of collisions, these incidents may still result in some form of costly litigation.

Our experts can use information from low speed impacts (physical damage and sensor information) to assess the severity of the incident, as well as the likelihood and expected duration of injuries incurred. You can count on the engineers at CEP to expertly assess the circumstances of the collision, providing you with a complete and accurate understanding of the event.

 

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