Average Whiplash Settlement
What is the average whiplash settlement? The answer to this question depends on a multitude of factors… but mainly how fast you or the other vehicle was traveling at the time of the accident or impact. Speed plays a huge factor in auto accidents and, generally speaking, the harder the hit, the more severe your injuries will be. On the other hand, even the slightest impact to the front, rear, or side of your vehicle can cause your body to sustain a whiplash injury. Other common factors that go into your whiplash injury settlement will include whether you have suffered an injury like this in the past, the damage to your vehicle, and the amount of time you treated with a physician or medical provider.
After you get into a car accident people generally suffer from immediate whiplash injuries. Whiplash injuries occur when there is a sudden deceleration of force to your body. Your body experiences this type of injury when you strike another from behind, or when another driver hits you from behind. After you get into a car accident you should call an experienced personal injury attorney to handle your settlement for whiplash injuries.
How To Calculate An Average Whiplash Settlement
Every case is different and will settle for a different value. Generally, the more severe your whiplash injuries are, the more compensation you will receive. For example, I was just rear-ended by another driver while stopped at a red light. The other driver was traveling at a speed of 10 miles-per-hour and didn’t brake before impact. I suffered a whiplash injury to my back and neck and experienced the immediate onset of pain. I began treating with a chiropractor for three months after my accident and my medical bills totaled $5,000 dollars. In a case such as the above, the injured party will most likely receive between $8,000 to $15,000 in general as an average whiplash settlement. Sometimes insurance companies will multiply the amount of your medical bills by a number between 1 and 5. The number you get depends on the factors involved in your individual case, and every case will settle for a different value.
Whiplash injuries are seen as the least severe to insurance company’s, but whiplash injuries can be serious and cause long term, debilitating affects and symptoms. If you have a whiplash injury to your neck, there is a chance that you will require extensive medical treatment for the damage done to your spine and neck from your whiplash injury. Thus, your medical bills will be higher, and your case will ultimately settle for a higher value then someone who was, for example, tapped from behind by a driver going 1 mile-per-hour. If you were involved in a car accident and are suffering from a whiplash injury, it is important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney immediately. Your attorney will get you setup with doctors who will treat your whiplash injuries and get you on your way to receiving your whiplash injury settlement.
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