Whilst you can take certain measures to minimise the risk of road traffic accidents, including driving to the speed limit, being observant and taking advanced driving courses, unfortunately some incidents cannot be avoided. If you have been involved in a car crash and someone else was to blame, then you may well be entitled to receive compensation.
One of the most common injuries caused by a car crash is whiplash. Whiplash is a neck injury caused by the sudden forward and backward movement of the head and neck upon impact. With varying degrees of severity, it is important to receive medical attention as soon as possible, even if you think you are unhurt.
If your road traffic accident has resulted in a whiplash injury, you may wish to find out what the average whiplash settlement is. This will give you a good idea of what to expect from your claim.
What is an average whiplash settlement amount?
Compensation amounts are generally awarded based on your injury type and severity. Therefore, most whiplash injuries will be entitled to a similar amount of compensation , although there will be a difference between minor and more serious injuries.
A quick and easy way of finding out more about an average whiplash settlement amount is by using an online compensation calculator. Accident Advice Helpline’s 30 second test will take less than a minute to calculate your compensation entitlement, based on your answers to a few short questions.
Alternatively, you could look for case studies or client testimonials written by those who have been in a similar situation to you; suffering from whiplash injuries as a result of a road traffic accident. Whichever method you choose, it is a good idea to ensure your expectations are realistic from the outset, by finding out the average whiplash settlement amount.
To make a claim for compensation, it is useful to have information available to support your case. This could include:
- The date, time and location of your accident
- Details of other vehicles involved including registration, colour, make and model
- Contact information for the other driver and witnesses to the accident
- A medical report from your doctor – confirming that you have suffered from whiplash and the extent of your injuries
- Details of your income to calculate loss of earnings, if you have been unable to work
Next, you should contact a compensation provider who will be able to provide legal representation for your claim. At Accident Advice Helpline, we have more than ten years of experience in helping claimants just like you to gain the compensation they deserve. Working with our large network of independent legal partners, we will ensure you are represented by a legal team with specific experience and expertise in road traffic accidents and whiplash injury claims. For your peace of mind, all of our cases are handled on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis.