What Is the Average Payout for Whiplash Injuries?

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Settlement amounts for whiplash injuries have a wide range. Depending on the severity of your injuries and the length of your recovery, you could receive a small payment or a substantial payout. For the most part, mild to moderate whiplash injuries result in payments of $2,500 to $10,000. This money is used to cover medical expenses, property damage, and personal losses related to pain and suffering.

If a whiplash injury is severe and requires significantly more medical treatment and physical therapy than average, the whiplash injury can result in a much larger payment. Severe whiplash injuries can result in a settlement of $30,000 or more to the car accident victim.

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Whiplash Injuries: What to Expect

Whiplash is caused when the soft tissues and ligaments in the neck are over-extended. Over-extension happens when a person’s head snaps forward and back quickly, as is common in vehicle collisions. However, whiplash symptoms are often delayed. It can take several days for the soft tissues in the neck to show signs of pain, soreness, and stiffness.

If symptoms are not apparent immediately, you can likely rule out a severe whiplash injury. Whiplash injuries that require extensive medical attention typically show signs right away. While minor whiplash injuries often heal on their own, severe injuries take longer and often require professional medical attention. The more severe your whiplash injury is, the larger your settlement amount should be.

Because whiplash can be difficult to treat initially because of the potential for delayed symptoms and inconclusive x-ray results, whiplash injuries are often disregarded. Medical diagnostic tools rarely show convincing evidence of whiplash, despite physical symptoms. However, whiplash has the potential to be a critical medical condition. The neck is essential to proper mobility and physical well-being; any damage to this area can pose potentially life-long complications.

Many doctors and chiropractors are trained to document whiplash injuries in a way that holds up in court, so be sure to see a doctor right away after your accident. Before you file your claim or lawsuit, remember to factor in delayed whiplash symptoms. You don't want to file a claim that doesn't factor in a late-onset whiplash injury. It is crucial to give your whiplash injuries time to appear to be sure there isn’t a serious problem lurking in the not-too-distant future. If your whiplash injury requires extensive medical treatment, you want to make sure these treatment expenses are included in your claim.

To be sure your whiplash injury case is filed correctly, contact a car accident attorney to help with your case. Keep reading to learn how you can maximize your whiplash settlement amount.

How Do I Maximize My Whiplash Payout?

The best way to get the full compensation amount that your whiplash injuries deserve is to work with a skilled, experienced car accident attorney. Every vehicle collision and whiplash injury is unique. The personal injury attorneys at The Roth Firm, LLC treat every case with care and attention to detail. Our car wreck lawyers have handled a variety of car accident cases and they will use their knowledge and experience to benefit your whiplash settlement.

To take advantage of a free case evaluation, fill out our online contact form or call (404) 777-4899 today. Our car accident lawyers take your whiplash injuries seriously and are ready to listen and answer your questions.

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