Columbus, Ohio. According to David A. Bressman, a personal injury lawyer who limits his practice exclusively those injured in car accidents, insurance companies use many standard arguments when trying to minimize payment to injury victims. Here is #11 in this ongoing series:
"Minimizing the Severity of the Collision"
• The property to damage to either, or both vehicles, was minimal.
• Your vehicle was equipped with shock-absorbing bumpers, headrests, seat belts, which made impact injuries impossible or improbable.
• No other persons involved in accident had injuries.
• The At-Fault Driver claims he was only going 5 mph or less.
• The damage repair estimate shows only $1,000 of damage to your vehicle. THIS IS WHY YOU MUST GET YOUR OWN ESTIMATE AND NOT RELY ON THE INSURANCE COMPANY.
• Your airbags never deployed so the forces had to be minor.
• The at-fault driver’s airbags never deployed so the forces had to be minor.