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Are You Up to Speed on Low Velocity Impact Claims?

While there are a lot of low velocity impact claims out there, that does not mean they are easy cases to run. Far from it!

Low velocity impact claims are anything but run-of-the-mill, even if the claimant’s damages are relatively minor. In fact, as a personal injury lawyer, you will appreciate that is precisely the reason why low velocity impact claims are so tricky – because soft tissue injuries such as whiplash are difficult to prove, leaving them open to dispute.

So, rather than being straightforward cases as the lay person might expect, low velocity impact claims are actually fraught with difficulty.

The defendant will usually challenge the claim, pick holes in the evidenceAre You Up to Speed on Low Velocity Impact Claims? and may even put forward allegations of fraud. Yet you still have a duty to obtain justice your client’s behalf. If you under-settle a claim, you could be guilty of professional negligence. As the claimant’s personal injury lawyer, this puts you in between a rock and a hard place.

Legal training for low velocity impact claims

It is therefore essential that you receive the correct legal training for low velocity impact claims. If you do not have the right tools in your arsenal, you will quickly come unstuck.

The first thing you must be able to do is to identify a valid low velocity claim. Such claims are open to abuse, and we all know about the ‘cash for crash’ scams that blight the industry. This means it is vital that you know the difference between a genuine claim and a fraudster – otherwise you may reject a perfectly good claim, or run a fraudulent one.

Next, you need to know how to put forward a strong case that cannot be unpicked by the defendant. This will necessitate a solid understanding of the science behind low velocity impacts and the associated injuries. You must also appreciate what evidence is required to prove the claim, and what counter arguments may be used by the other side.

Without this knowledge, even a genuine claim may collapse, or may settle for less than its true value.

Law courses for low velocity impact claims

At MASS Training we have a number of courses designed to give you the information needed to successfully run low velocity impact claims.

Our Low Velocity Impact Claims course will ensure that you have the expertise required to obtain proper justice for your clients This is complemented by our LVI and Fraud course, which will help you identify the genuine low velocity impact claims from the fraudulent ones.

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To reserve your place on a course, or to find out more about MASS Training, simply call us on 0117 9259612 or complete our free online enquiry form and we will be in touch.

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