One of the most common injuries those involved in auto collisions experience is whiplash. Whiplash is an injury that occurs to the neck, whenever the head is jerked suddenly backwards and then forward. These injuries are most common in auto accidents where one person is rear-ended. The most common symptom those who suffer from whiplash experience is pain in their neck and shoulders. The treatments for these kinds of injuries vary depending on the severity of the injury and the condition of the driver. In mild cases, over-the-counter pain relievers and ice may be enough to manage the pain until the injury heals. In more extreme cases, those suffering from whiplash may need physical therapy, prescription medication, neck injections, and more. These injuries should always be taken seriously and evaluated by a medical professional to ensure they are not serious.
If you suffer from a whiplash injury, in an accident that was not your fault, you are entitled to compensation. In whiplash injury cases, the injured party will need to take steps to prove they are injured and that they are not at-fault for the injuries they have suffered. In most cases where whiplash is the main injury suffered, insurance companies will work to settle the claim outside of court. However, in some cases, it may be in the best interest of the injured party to take the case to trial and let a jury decide how much is owed to them.
The amount of compensation you will receive for a whiplash injury can be difficult to determine without knowing the specifics of your case. In mild cases, a whiplash injury is often valued somewhere between $3,000 and $7,000. In cases where the injury is more severe and requires physical therapy, the value of the injury can easily go beyond $20,000. If the injuries go beyond just typical whiplash and have lasting effects, the settlement value has the potential to be even higher.
The best way to ensure you are getting the compensation you deserve for your injuries is by working with an experienced and skilled personal injury attorney. At the Law Office of Beverly R. Caruthers, our team is dedicated to helping victims of car accident injuries get the compensation for the medical care they need. We understand how difficult and trying these incidents can be and work hard to help you get your life back on track.
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