Whiplash settlements & jury payouts in Milwaukee Injury compensation for neck & lower back pain after a car accident

What is the average car accident settlement amount for a back and neck injury in Milwaukee?

There is no official average settlement amount for whiplash, neck and back injuries in Milwaukee County. Insurance companies may offer $0 in cases where they don’t think a court will hold them liable for your injury. They might be liable for over a million dollars in damages when injuries are severe. Damages like pain and suffering and lost wages could easily add $25,000 to your settlement for a concussion in a car accident or other related injuries. Insurance companies value your claim based in part on how likely your car accident lawyer is to win in court. Some lawyers have never been to court. 

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Symptoms of whiplash may take up to 2 days after the accident to begin. 7 of the most common symptoms of whiplash include:

  • Neck pain
  • Inability to freely move one’s neck
  • Recurring headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Pain in the shoulder blades
  • Lower back pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Concussion injury

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Whiplash is a common neck injury caused by a rapid and forceful jerking of the neck backward and forward. This sudden movement causes the ligaments and tendons in the neck to stretch or tear, and the neck muscles are strained. Although the injury is most commonly caused by rear-end collisions, it can also be caused by accidents in sports, being forcefully shaken, and other trauma. Many car accident victims receive a medical exam before whiplash can be diagnosed. According to the Spine Research Institute of San Diego, the majority of whiplash injuries are incurred when crash speeds are below 12mph. If you feel any signs or symptoms of whiplash after your Wisconsin car accident, it is important to act quickly. Personal injury law in Wisconsin has a statute of limitations, so if you are seeking compensation for your whiplash injury, there’s no time to lose.

Warshafsky no-win-no-fee personal injury attorneys fight insurance companies to get the highest compensation possible. If we take your case, we’ll move forward fully funding all proceedings. You will incur no fee until we recover damages via settlement or full-scale litigation.

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Whiplash injury treatment and recovery

Some whiplash sufferers find relief from massage, acupuncture, chiropractic care, or electronic nerve stimulation. If you are suffering any symptoms of whiplash, please see a medical professional immediately. Some people choose:

  • Over the counter or prescription painkillers
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Heat or ice
  • A foam collar
  • Physical therapy

Recovery from whiplash can happen as quickly as a few days, or it may persist as a chronic condition. Many whiplash injury victims take weeks or months to recover. Make sure you receive compensation for missed work and medical treatments associated with your whiplash injury by consulting a Milwaukee personal injury attorney today.

Whiplash syndrome and other long term effects

While most victims make a full recovery in a few months, they almost always have to be on some sort of painkiller and undergo physical therapy. Many people treated for whiplash report pain coming back a year or more after the accident, and it is not uncommon for some to have chronic neck pain for the rest of their lives. Whiplash syndrome refers to a group of symptoms attributed to neck injury following a car accident. It is believed to be caused by a cervical sprain. Symptoms indicating whiplash syndrome include:

  • Headache, neck pain, and jaw pain
  • Neck spasms
  • Shoulder pain
  • Weakness and numbness in the arms and hands
  • Chronic pain in the head, neck, or shoulders
  • Poor memory and concentration
  • Fatigue/insomnia
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)

Additional neck injuries

Injury to one area of the neck is often associated with damage in other parts of the neck. This is because the bones, nerves, muscles, ligaments and other soft tissues are all connected and used together to support and move the head. Some of the neck injuries a victim may suffer as the result of a car accident include:

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

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How much is your whiplash injury claim worth?

Warshafsky Law will provide a completely free case appraisal, and if we accept your case you will not pay one cent until you receive your financial compensation. "Insurance companies value your claim based on the quality of your lawyer, it is that simple. If your lawyer isn’t the best you can count on getting less. If your case isn’t prepared with the intent of walking into court to try it, with a trial attorney you can count on getting less. I worked for 6 yrs representing insurance companies and that’s the way they think.” --Victor Harding, Warshafsky Law.

Get the highest compensation with Milwaukee personal injury attorneys

For many, a whiplash injury means lost time from work and a growing pile of bills from hospitals and clinics. If you’re one of them, our Milwaukee whiplash injury attorneys can file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf to ensure you get full compensation for your medical costs and time off from work. 

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How much can you get for a minor whiplash settlement in Milwaukee?

Your settlement amount depends on damages incurred. Damages could include lost wages, pain and suffering, and medical bills (including chiropractic).

In Wisconsin, how much should I settle for a neck injury?

The settlement amount you are entitled to depends on many factors. You may not want settle without consulting a lawyer. Insurance companies settlement amounts depend on what they think the minimum payout is that will make you absolve them of liability. An attorney may be able to increase the offered amount.

Is it worth suing for a back injury in Wisconsin?

In Wisconsin, it may be worth suing for a back injury. In some cases a doctor can estimate the degree of partial disability, which could last your entire life. A verdict in court could award you severe damages from the insurance company. Many cases never make it to the courtroom. Attorneys preparing the case to go to trial often increases the settlement offer from the insurance company.

What is the average whiplash payout in Milwaukee?

Unfortunately there is no centralized database combining car accident settlements and jury verdicts specifically relating to whiplash in Milwaukee County. Each case is evaluated in the context of how severe the injury is and what the damages incurred were. Damages could include medical expenses, chiropractor bills, and pain and suffering.

In Wisconsin, what is the minimum settlement for a lower back injury?

There is no minimum settlement amount for back injuries in Wisconsin. In some cases, the extent of your damages might be limited to your medical expenses incurred. A lawyer may be able to help you identify other damages you’re entitled to, sometimes including lost wages and pain and suffering. If your case is prepared to go to court the insurance company may increase their settlement offer.

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