How Much Is A Neck Injury Settlement?

Depending on the severity of a neck injury, the settlement ranges from $25,000 to $1,450,000. The average neck injury settlement is an estimated $85,000.

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How much is a neck injury settlement

Whiplash injuries are caused by the stretching and tearing of the ligaments and muscles of the neck due to a sudden stop in a car accident. Settlements involving neck injuries can vary significantly; cases have settled anywhere from $25,000 to $1,450,000 for neck injuries settlement. If the neck injury causes neck fusion, compensation can be up to hundreds of thousands of dollars. The injury may affect your ability to work and result in long-term pain and loss of movement. If this is the case, the award will be much higher than a minor neck injury, as the long-term effects must be considered.

The amount a personal injury victim will receive for a neck injury is based on numerous factors. Brad Nakase, a neck injury lawyer in California, offers free consultations so you can discuss your case and the value of compensation.

Calculating the value of a neck injury

Every year, there are approximately 2 million whiplash injuries and neck injuries in the United States. Each case received different settlements depending on the accident’s circumstances and the injury’s severity. Motor vehicle accidents are one of the most common causes of neck and spinal cord due to the momentum of a sudden impact.

While they can occur in any motor vehicle accident, they are most common in rear-end crashes. In the United States, there are 1.7 million rear-end accidents every year, and approximately 500,000 people are injured annually. Even a minor fender-bender can cause whiplash, which is more severe than people think. Brad Nakase sympathizes with the pain and suffering of neck injuries and the length of time it can prevent people from living their life as usual. He has successfully represented many neck injury victims and will put all his experience, skill, and resources into securing you the greatest neck injury settlement.

The amount of your neck injury settlement is based on the following:

  • Past and future medical bills: Keep all medical records for your injuries, including doctors’ letters, receipts, bills, and hospital statements.
  • Lost wages: Document how long you cannot work because of your injuries and retain your pay stubs.
  • The severity of the injury: Your lawyer will consult your doctor to determine the severity of your injury. The higher the severity of your injuries, the more you will be paid, as it will attract larger care bills, more trauma, and be life-changing.
  • How it has affected your life: In some cases, you may be unable to participate in hobbies you enjoyed. You may also need to modify your house or vehicle because of the injury.
  • The duration of the symptoms: The longer an injury is expected to affect your life, the more compensation you will receive.
  • The negligent party’s insurance coverage: Insurance policies have a maximum claim amount, which will be the maximum you can recover.
  • The percentage of fault of the other party: California is a comparative liability state, meaning that you will still receive compensation if you are partly to blame for the accident. Your compensation will be reduced by the percentage of blame the judge assigns to you.
  • Whether the defendant is a sympathetic individual or an unsympathetic corporation: Jurors tend to be more compassionate towards minimally negligent individuals rather than a business or corporation. If the defendant is a negligent or malicious individual or a large corporation, then the settlement amount is unlikely to be affected by juror sympathy.

Calculating compensation for neck injury settlement is not straightforward, but Brad Nakase offers free consultations to allow accident victims to discuss their rights and the value of their neck injury settlement. He believes everybody has a right to a greatest money settlement for a neck injury.

How to maximize your neck injury settlement

Working with a skilled and experienced personal injury lawyer like Brad Nakase will improve your success and maximize your neck injury settlement. A lawyer is an asset in cases like this as they will gather evidence to prove your injuries and other damages were caused by the other party’s negligence. Brad Nakase will employ medical experts, private investigators, economists, and crash experts to strengthen your case against liability attacks and prepare an irrefutable claim to the insurance company. He is a skilled litigator who uses facts and emotion to present to the judge and jury the impact of the accident on your life.

Contact Brad Nakase today for your free consultation.

The only way to get your questions answered and calculate your neck injury settlement value is to speak to a personal injury lawyer. Brad Nakase offers free consultations so you can discuss your case and learn about your rights and the next steps. Personal injury Brad Nakase has successfully recovered millions of dollars in compensation for neck injury victims. Call today at 888-600-8654 to speak to a California personal injury lawyer.

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