Can I Sue for Injury If There Is No Damage to the Car?

A. Yes. When you are injured you can sue for personal injury even if both cars had no damage. The amount of property damage has nothing to do with injuries. We have obtained large settlements for many clients who were seriously injured in car accidents with little or no damage to the cars.

Serious Injury When The Car Had No Damage

Injuries people often get in a car accident with little or no damage:

We had many clients with injuries from car accidents with little or no damage. The insurance company usually suspects the injury because there was little or no damage to the car. But when we prove the injuries were caused by the car accident, the insurance company has to pay.

We had a client who was injured in a car accident when he was hit in the rear but he didn’t know he was injured and there was no collision damage at all to either of the cars. Because there was no damage to his car, he didn’t call the police and almost didn’t even get the other car and driver’s information. As he was about to leave, he decided to get the driver’s information just in case he found damage when he got home.

An hour later, his pinky finger became very swollen and painful. He went to the hospital and found that he had a broken pinky and needed surgery. He was out of work for two months because he was a dentist and needed his hand to work. Earning a $25,000 per month salary he lost a total of $50,000 in salary.

We created this medical illustration to give to the defense insurance company to show why we were demanding payment of the entire insurance policy to settle the case. The insurance company immediately settled by paying the entire insurance policy.

4 images showing 4 injuries in a broken pinky finger when the client's car was hit in the rear and had no damage

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How Often Is Someone Injured When The Car Had No Damage?

Many of our cases involve people who don’t even realize they were injured at the time of the accident. Obviously, they also don’t look injured at the scene of the accident.

rear bumper of car showing no damage in an accident

You can still be injured even though there’s no damage on this bumper  


When they got home or the next day their shoulder, knee, or back started hurting and they went to a doctor. Sometimes, a few months after the accident, they needed surgery.

See how some seemingly minor injuries can become serious injuries.

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Attorney Franckel is a well-known personal injury lawyer, Founding Partner of 1-800-HURT-911® New York, and a former Member Board of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. He has an Avvo Top 10  Rating, Avvo Client’s Choice Award with all 5-star reviews, Avvo Top Contributor Award, Multi-Million Dollar Trial Lawyers Award, and other awards. See Mr. Franckel’s bio for areas of expertise.

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