The question “What is the average settlement for a whiplash injury in a car accident?” is not always relevant. Whiplash victims don’t receive compensation based on average figures – their settlement value will depend on their unique losses.
Average settlement figures are not reliable nor especially helpful. A lawyer and their team will instead determine the value of your settlement.
The settlement of one whiplash injury victim may not cover the losses of the next victim. Rather than looking at average payouts, our firm considers the individual. Settlement values can vary based on:
Average settlement figures lead victims to assume what their own settlement will be. We make no assumptions when handling your case. We gather the facts, determine your losses, and seek fair compensation.
Per Mayo Clinic, whiplash may cause:
Any one of these symptoms may cause serious problems. Experiencing multiple symptoms of whiplash can negatively affect your work, personal life, finances, and quality of life.
You may suffer losses from your whiplash. The car accident that caused your whiplash injury may also produce damages.
Symptoms of whiplash may prevent you from working. You may not be able to exercise, care properly for yourself, or handle your regular responsibilities. These circumstances may cause:
You may require treatment for your symptoms. Our team may secure financial coverage for:
Average settlement figures for whiplash injuries do not capture your specific losses. We will work with your doctors to understand your treatment plan (and its cost).
Your settlement should also cover the cost of your accident. Liable parties may pay for the replacement of or repairs to your vehicle, as well as damage to other personal property damaged in the accident.
We will determine all of your losses, total their cost, and pursue coverage.
Whiplash victims may hire an attorney to seek fair compensation. Proper recovery may require you to rest and remain immobile. Handling an insurance claim or lawsuit can be extremely difficult under such conditions. Should you hire a lawyer, they will handle your entire case.
Your attorney can:
A car accident attorney will advise you, respond to your questions, and help with case-related appointments. You should expect nothing short of full service from your attorney.
You will not pay any upfront cost to hire a car accident lawyer. Our team represents whiplash victims on a contingency-fee basis. If we win your case, then we receive a fraction of your settlement or judgment. If we do not secure compensation, then you owe us nothing.
Whiplash can put additional strain on your finances. Victims who want justice will not incur an additional expense from their lawyer. In this sense, hiring an attorney is a low-risk move.
Do not wait to get legal help. Whiplash can cause long-term problems, and you may have limited time to secure coverage. 735 ILCS 5/13-202 generally allows you to file a personal injury case within two years of your car accident. Though there are exceptions, you should not wait to call our team.
Contact the Kryder Law Group, LLC today for a free consultation. We will answer your questions. There are absolutely no obligations when you call.