If you’ve been in a car accident recently, there’s a possibility you might be experiencing some kind of whiplash. Whiplash happens when the neck is thrown forwards and backwards quickly in an unnatural motion. This movement can create injuries in the neck and spine with both short and long term consequences.
If the accident that caused your whiplash wasn’t your fault, then there’s a good chance that you might be able to make a whiplash claim. Often, when people are deciding whether to make a claim or not, the first question they ask is “how much money can I claim for whiplash?”
This is a difficult question to answer, as any lawyer will tell you, because each case is so different. In order to get closer to that answer, let’s take a look at the biggest factors involved in your whiplash settlement.
Although it’s hard to know what your final settlement will be, It’s likely that your whiplash payout will include the following things:
Since whiplash is a complex disorder including many different effects both physical and neurological, settlement values can vary greatly too. As a result, there is no average payout for whiplash and back injuries.
Factors that will affect the payout amount by the adjuster include:
Having a whiplash attorney represent you means that you will have the best possible representation for your claim. A lawyer will be able to persuade them not only of the impact and severity of the injury but also the pain and suffering you or your child have experienced too.
Pain and suffering damages ultimately need to be proven and the more documentation you have to support your claim for pain and suffering, the more you will be able to collect. For this reason, it’s important to keep anything that might prove that you suffered during this time. Things such as:
If you think you have a case for whiplash, it’s important to have the assistance of a whiplash lawyer. Your whiplash attorney will then be able to give advice and guidance on how to handle your claim, submit proof as well as what kind of settlement you should accept.
In fact, a 1999 Insurance Research Council study showed that the average person can enjoy a settlement over 3 and a half times bigger if they have a lawyer representing them.
If you’d like to speak to someone about your whiplash case, contact one of our team today on 888-800-2455 or using our contact form.
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