What is the average payout for whiplash?
The scene is all too common. You’re sitting at a red light, obeying the rules of the road, when suddenly a distracted driver plows into your car. A wave of violent energy ripples through your body. Remarkably, you seem to have escaped any serious injury. You exchange information with the other driver and part ways. However, the next morning you discover your neck is tight and achy, and the pain only seems to be getting worse. You’ve suffered whiplash due to another driver’s negligence, and you have a right to seek compensation. Since the details of every accident are different, it’s hard to say how much compensation you may receive. For mild cases that result from everyday fender benders, somewhere between $2,500 and $10,000 is common. Of course, when you take in all the events surrounding your accident, add in other possible injuries, car repairs and pain and suffering, you may be looking at $100,000 or more in damages. It’s important to contact one of the Los Angeles car accident lawyers at Ellis Law. We’ll help you make sure your seeking the full amount of damages give your unique situation.
Whiplash can be hard to diagnose
Unlike broken bones, torn tendons, and injuries to internal organs, whiplash can be very hard to diagnose. It’s rare that anything will show up on an X-ray or MRI. Oftentimes, the full extent of a whiplash injury won’t even be felt until days after the accident. This is why you should contact a personal injury lawyer after you’ve been in a car accident, even if you think you’re totally unhurt. At Ellis Law, we can direct you to a trusted physician who can fully assess your medical state. If you’ve waited to contact an attorney until after your symptoms have appeared, do not despair. We’ll still be able to pursue damages.
Schedule a free and confidential consultation today
Ellis Law offers free legal consultations to all car accident victims in the Los Angeles area. If you’re too hurt to travel to our offices, we’ll gladly make an appointment to visit you. Tell us your side of the story and we’ll help you figure out how much compensation you may be owed. We arrive at a number by considering the cost of car repairs, emergency and ongoing medical care (including physical therapy for treating your whiplash), lost wages, and cost of living expenses while you recuperate. The law is designed to protect people who are hurt by the irresponsible actions of another. The liable driver’s insurance company may offer a meager settlement in hopes that you’ll accept and sign away your rights to further compensation. Protect yourself with talented and experienced counsel from Ellis Law.
We work on contingency fees
If we decide you have a case, we’ll get to work right away with no upfront legal fees. In fact, each personal injury lawyer from Ellis Law works on contingency fees. This means our payment is contingent on you winning a jury verdict or agreeing to a settlement. Put simple, we don’t get paid a dime unless you receive compensation. In the unlikely event you should lose your case, you won’t owe us a single penny in legal fees. Don’t let the fear of expensive legal bills stop you from seeking cash compensation to cover medical bills, rent, missed paychecks, and more. Work with the experts at Ellis Law and start putting your life back together, one step at a time.
We’ve won over $350 million in damages for our clients It’s a number that we’re especially proud of, and it’s a number that continues to grow. Though the outcome of any individual case cannot be guaranteed, we have a proven track record of success. We strive to make this trying time as comfortable and easy for you as possible, and we treat every client, large or small, like a valued VIP. When your health, happiness, financial stability and future are on the line, choose a law firm that has the talent, experience, creativity and resources to fight for your cause.