Over the past fifteen years I’ve continued to see insurers and defense attorneys attempt to correlate the speed at which an auto accident takes place and the extent of injuries we should expect to see. It’s only intuitive, right?
Actually, it’s quite wrong. The most recent study: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2657117/ shows no correlation between vehicle speed and degree of injury. Fractures were seen in collisions under ten miles an hour and no injuries were seen in higher speed crashes.
The next myth concerns vehicle damage. To date, there have been no studies supporting this concept. There are however, meta-analysis (large studies including many pieces of research) that demonstrate the opposite. See this link for details: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16192914