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Average Whiplash Injury Settlement for a Car Accident

After being involved in a Massachusetts car accident, you may suffer various different injuries as a result of the other party’s negligent actions. One of the most common injuries suffered by car accident victims is whiplash. Whiplash is a neck injury that can occur when the neck is moved back and forth in a quick, jerking motion. Even if you were involved in a minor rear-end collision, you may suffer from whiplash. After suffering this injury, it is your legal right to pursue compensation for the losses you may have suffered as a result. If you are filing a car accident claim, you may be wondering what the average settlement amount is for a whiplash injury. 

If you have suffered a whiplash injury after a Massachusetts car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for the losses you have suffered as a result. Call 617-391-9001 or fill out our contact form to speak with an award-winning Massachusetts whiplash injury attorney from Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers.

What Are Some Symptoms of Whiplash?

Whiplash is a neck injury that occurs due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck and is commonly caused by car accidents. While most people with whiplash get better within a few weeks, some have chronic neck pain and other long-lasting complications. Some of the most common symptoms of whiplash are as follows:

  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Worsening of pain with neck movement
  • Loss of range of motion in the neck
  • Headaches, most often starting at the base of the skull
  • Tenderness or pain in the shoulder, upper back or arms
  • Tingling or numbness in the arms
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Memory problems
  • Depression

If you have been involved in a car accident and have experienced any of the above symptoms, it is vital that you seek medical attention to ensure you get the care you need to treat your whiplash injury. Suffering from a whiplash injury can result in various losses. This is why it is important you get the help of a Massachusetts whiplash injury lawyer to help you file a claim so you can pursue the compensation you are owed for your injury and losses.

How Much Is Your Whiplash Injury Claim Worth in Massachusetts?

When you suffer a whiplash injury in a car accident, you may be subject to a long recovery period as a result. When filing your car accident injury claim, you may be wondering how much you should expect to collect in compensation from your settlement. It is important to remember that there is no set amount of money that a car accident victim will be awarded for their injury claim. This is because each personal injury claim is different with unique details that may lead to a person being compensated a certain amount. 

While there is not a specific number that you should have in mind when pursuing fair compensation after suffering a whiplash injury, there are several elements of your claim that may help you calculate how much you can expect to collect in damages. 

  • Medical Expenses: Even if you were in a minor car accident, you may still suffer serious injuries like whiplash that require medical care in order for you to heal. After suffering from whiplash, you may be compensated for any resulting medical bills or expenses. 
  • Lost Wages: If your whiplash injury has prevented you from working, you should be compensated for the wages you will lose out on due to your inability to show up to your place of employment.
  • Lost Earning Expenses: If your whiplash injury has resulted in chronic pain or a permanent disability, you should be compensated for all future wages you may be unable to earn as a result of your condition.
  • Property Damage: When you are involved in a car accident that has been caused by a negligent driver, your property may be damaged as a result. You should receive compensation for the cost to repair or replace any damaged property like your car. 
  • Pain and Suffering: You should receive compensation for the pain and suffering you endured as a result of your whiplash injury. 

If you are unsure of how to calculate the amount you may expect for your whiplash injury settlement, a trusted Massachusetts whiplash injury lawyer may be able to help by going over the details of your claim. 

We Can Help

Our Massachusetts legal team at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers is led by our passionate co-managing partners, J. Tucker Merrigan and Peter M. Merrigan. J. Tucker Merrigan has been one of our co-managing partners for more than a decade. He has been recognized for his dedicated work in the Massachusetts legal system with awards such as: Top 40 Under 40 for National Trial Lawyers; 2018-2021 Rising Star, Super Lawyers,

2020-2021 Top Attorney Award, and 2023 Best Lawyers in America for Medical Malpractice. Co-managing partner, Peter M. Merrigan has been awarded for his dedication and representation of the communities of Boston: 2018 Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers; 2021 Massachusetts “Super Lawyer.”

Contact a Trusted Massachusetts Whiplash Injury Lawyer as Soon as Possible

Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers will help you pursue the fair compensation you deserve after you have suffered a whiplash injury in a car accident. Contact our award-winning law office today to schedule a free consultation with one of our Massachusetts personal injury lawyers by filling out our contact form or calling 617-391-9001

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