Whiplash is one of the most common Los Angeles car accident injuries we help our Calabasas personal injury clients. Whether traveling 70 mph on the 405 when your accident happened or waiting at a light on Wilshire, whiplash can occur at high and no speeds. The sharp force that happens with a high-impact or rear-end car accident causes an almost unavoidable unnatural jerk of your neck that results in at least a mild soreness in the neck area. If you are dealing with whiplash injuries following a car accident, you might have a strong car accident personal injury case and it is worth the ten minutes to give us a call to find out.
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash is a general medical term that describes the muscle and ligament damage that occurs when an unnatural jerking motion takes place in the neck area. As it relates to Los Angeles car accidents, you can have virtually no damage to your car but serious damage to your body in the form of whiplash and other injuries. Whiplash can vary in degrees from something that will last a few weeks to something that will linger for the rest of your life. For many car accident victims, the whiplash pain may not even show up until a few days or weeks after the car accident.
How Much is A Whiplash Injury Worth?
Wanting to get a feel for how much your Calabasas car accident is worth or how much an individual injury like whiplash is worth is something many of our clients do to help get comfortable with the prospect of a lawsuit (don't be intimidated) and to help find the right lawyer to help with their case. How much a whiplash injury is worth depends on the nature and extent of your whiplash injury. Generally speaking the range of financial recovery for a whiplash injury is between $7,000 to $20,000 depending on how lasting the whiplash damage is and can go as high as a few hundred thousand dollars. One of the best things that you can do to help with your physical recovery and make sure that you get paid for your injury is to see a doctor as soon as you can-- having this professional medical documentation of a whiplash injury is essential to your case.
Keep in mind that your Calabasas car accident worth will be more than just whiplash-- it will also reflect the impact the accident has had on your life and take into account everything from missed time at work to pain and suffering. At Walch Law, we get the absolute most for our car accident clients. Your initial consultation with us is always on the house so if you have questions about the worth of your various injuries or how we handle our cases, just give us a call and let's chat! We would love to serve as your Los Angeles whiplash lawyer.