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What is the Average Whiplash Injury Settlement Amount? 


Car accidents can result in a variety of injuries from minor bruises to severe trauma to death. One of many common injuries sustained in car accidents is whiplash. This is something that occurs when the head and neck are forcefully jerked back and forth and can cause physical and emotional trauma to the victim. If you’ve been injured in a car accident and think you may be experiencing whiplash, you don’t have to deal with the aftermath alone.  

The average compensation for whiplash and other neck injuries can range from tens to hundreds of thousands with the average settlement amount in cases being reported between $12,000 to $90,000. However, each case is unique, and the expected compensation can vary greatly depending on the circumstances of the accident. Learn more about compensation for your car accident injuries and how a good attorney can help. 

What is Whiplash and How Does It Occur? 

Whiplash is a soft tissue injury that occurs when sudden impact causes the head to be thrown back and forth in a whip-like motion. This is a common injury in the case of car accidents where forceful collisions can lead to strains or tears in muscles, tendons, or ligaments in the neck. As a result, the victim may be left feeling neck pain, stiffness, headaches, dizziness, or even cognitive or neurological issues.  

If you’ve been in a car accident, it’s important to get checked out by a medical professional. Whiplash can happen in all types of car accidents from high-impact wrecks to rear-end collisions to low-speed accidents. Even if you feel like no harm has been done, it’s best to get the “all clear” from a doctor.  

What Impacts the Compensation for a Whiplash Injury in Car Accidents? 

There are many factors that go into determining settlement amounts for cases. Since whiplash is usually an injury as a result of a car accident, there are more complexities at play. For example, there may be additional injuries that the victim has suffered as well as property damage, temporary loss of work, and more. These are examples of what can affect the compensation: 

  • Severity of injury 
  • Medical expenses 
  • Lost wages 
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Insurance policy limits 

Examples of Car Accident Settlement Amounts 

While every claim is unique, our team has a long history of fighting for victims of car accident injuries and helping them obtain the compensation they deserve. Here are just a few of success stories: 

  • $700,000 for a client who sustained traumatic brain and neck injuries in an accident as a passenger in a pedicab.  
  • $625,000 for a client who sustained elbow, jaw, neck, and head injuries after being hit by a car.  
  • $400,000 for a client who sustained neck and back injuries after being rear-ended by a semi0truck while he was riding in an uber.  
  • $80,000 for a client who sustained neck and back injuries after being rear-ended on the highway. 

Past results obtained on behalf of clients afford no guarantee of future results and every case is different and must be judged on its own merits. Check out our website to learn more about our team’s results. 

Our Dedicated Legal Team Fights for You 

Whiplash injuries are a common and unfortunate consequence of car accidents, resulting in physical, emotional, and financial burdens for the victims involved. If you’ve been injured in a collision, you don’t have to face the aftermath alone. Get in touch with our experienced car accident attorneys. We’ll help you navigate the complexities of the legal process and help you fight for the compensation that you deserve. Contact us for a free consultation and start your journey towards healing.  


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