Wednesday, October 15, 2014

What kind of settlement can I expect for a whiplash injury?

Answer: Whether a whiplash or other injury, all case values are dependent on three factors:

Nature of the injury (what body parts are hurt)

Extent of the injury (how bad are the injuries, fracture, rupture, paralysis, etc..)

How long do the injuries take to heal (a week, a month, a year, permanent?)

Whiplash may be a temporary thing or it may result in a permanent injury.

I have represented clients who needed no treatment, needed only a few weeks/months of care, or who were rendered paralyzed from a whiplash injury.

Everyone is different and everyone is affected differently.

There is no way to answer this questions, in general terms.

The best answer is that 1) you are entitled to a settlement, and 2) that the value will depend upon the injuries and treatment needed.