Is 50,000 to much for spinal whiplash

Auto accident, never had medical bills til now on going theropy needed

Asked on June 1, 2009 under Accident Law, Oklahoma

Answers:

M.S., Member, Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Without reviewing your medical records, it is impossible to say whether you are likely to recover $50,000.00, however, that is usually more than one would be able to recover for a typical whiplash case.  Nevertheless, in the interest of obtaining the best possible settlement and/or judgment, you should consult with a skilled personal injury attorney so that he or she can help you prepare your file.  Your personal injury attorney will probably advise you that you should continue treating and receiving therapy until you receive something called a "permanency rating," which is something that your doctor assigns to your injuries to indicate to indicate how permanent your injuries are, and how serious they will remain.  Obviously, the higher the permanency rating, generally the higher the settlement.  Once that permanency rating is assigned to your injuries, your attorney should be able to better estimate the amount of money that you are likely to recover.


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