Neck & back injury settlements in Madison (& jury payouts) Whiplash and back/neck pain lawsuits in Madison

What is the average insurance settlement in Madison for car accident back and neck injuries?

Dane County does not have reliable documentation of whiplash, back, and neck settlement amounts from which to draw averages.  Many insurance companies have meticulous records of accepted settlement offers, jury verdicts, and court costs. They base their offer on these factors. Settlements depend on the extent of your injury and associated damages (which could include medical bills, chiropractor expenses, and pain and suffering). You could receive $0 if no liability is found. You could receive over a million dollars if damages incurred from your injury are severe. In some cases, lost wages could easily add $20,000 to the settlement amount you receive. 

While some whiplash sufferers find relief from massage, acupuncture, chiropractic care or electronic nerve stimulation, other treatments may include:

  • Over the counter/prescription painkillers
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Heat/ice
  • Foam collar
  • Physical therapy

If you are suffering any symptoms of whiplash, seek medical advice.

Payouts are impacted by long term pain associated with whiplash syndrome

Whiplash injuries are common and caused by rapid and forceful movement of the neck back and forth. In this situation, the neck muscles are strained and ligaments and tendons can stretch or tear. Most commonly, whiplash injuries are caused by rear-end car collisions. According to the Spine Research Institute of San Diego, the majority of whiplash injuries are incurred when crash speeds are below 12mph. They can also be caused by sports, forcefully shaking, and other forms of physical trauma. It is not uncommon for victims with whiplash syndrome to be on painkillers or have to undergo physical therapy after they make a full recovery. Many of these people have reported pain coming back more than a year after the accident. Chronic pain can commonly be seen in these victims for the rest of their lives.

Whiplash symptoms after a rear-end collision can include:

  1. Chronic pain in the head, neck, or shoulders
  2. Poor memory and concentration
  3. Fatigue/insomnia
  4. Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  5. Headache, neck pain, and jaw pain
  6. Neck spasms
  7. Shoulder pain
  8. Weakness and numbness in the arms and hands

Neck injuries from rear-end collisions other than whiplash

Neck injuries resulting from a car crash can be defined in many ways, and whiplash is just one. Injury to one area of the neck often causes extensive damage in other areas due to the fact that the bones, nerves, muscles, ligaments and other soft tissues are all connected to support the neck. Car accident victims may suffer a variety of neck injuries, including:

  • Herniated disc
  • Muscle strain
  • Neck sprain
  • Nerve root injury
  • Neck fracture
  • Cervical dislocation
  • Spinal cord injury

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Madison whiplash, back & neck injury representation: no win, no fee

All too often, car accident victims receive a medical exam before whiplash can be diagnosed. That’s why it’s important to act quickly if you notice any symptoms of whiplash in yourself or a loved one. Wisconsin personal injury law operates under a statute of limitations, meaning in Madison, you have 3 years following the discovery of the injury to act on it and file a lawsuitIf you or a loved one has suffered because of back, spine or whiplash injuries from a car accident, contact our Madison personal injury lawyers today to get compensated for your suffering. Our Madison car accident lawyers will build your case for trial from the very beginning to ensure you get the largest settlement possible. Our Wisconsin personal injury attorneys offer free initial case assessments.  There is also no fee until you win your case. We do not charge a retainer fee or monthly bills, you will only pay once you’ve received your settlement.

What to do for back/neck pain (probably whiplash) after car crash

After a car crash if you are experiencing any of these symptoms of whiplash or whiplash syndrome, seek medical advice and a personal injury lawyer to be compensated for your medical treatment. If possible consult a lawyer BEFORE you call the insurance company. 

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How much can you get from a whiplash settlement in Dane County

In Madison the settlement amount for whiplash depends on many factors. Your settlement amount may depend on a doctors opinion (or another doctors second opinion) of how impaired you will be for the lifetime duration of the injury.

What is the minimum compensation in Wisconsin for a neck injury?

There is no minimum compensation for a neck injury in Wisconsin. If there is no liable party found for your injury, you might not recover any damages. A lawyer will help you assess all potential sources of liabilities, including their insurers and policies that may be accountable for your payout.

What is the average settlement for a lower back injury in Wisconsin?

There is no average settlement amount for lower back injuries in Wisconsin. Insurance companies surely have internal records that allow them to offer you the minimum amount they can get you to accept. An experienced attorney with a history of bringing cases to court may be able to leverage a higher settlement offer.

In Wisconsin, is it worth suing for whiplash?

Sometimes. The value of a whiplash lawsuit depends on damages incurred and whether or not a liable party can be found. Ideally this party has an insurance policy that will cover your damages. Your damages could include chiropractor bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

How much should I settle for a back injury in Madison?

It depends. You settlement amount depends on the extent of your back injury and how debilitating it is. Some doctors may offer second opinions that impact the value of the damages over the duration of your injury.

Madison whiplash settlement amounts

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