Whiplash Settlement Amount

What is the Average Whiplash Settlement for a Car Accident?

Car accidents remain a leading cause of serious injury and death across the United States.

In fact, in 2016, the most recent year with statistics from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Highway Loss Data Institute, Texas had the highest number of fatal crashes out of any state.

If you were capable of getting out of your car and walking away after a crash, you might feel lucky to have only suffered minor injuries instead of something permanently debilitating.

However, some of the most debilitating and painful injuries you can suffer in a car accident may not present symptoms immediately. Brain injuries are a perfect example. It may take days or weeks for symptoms to fully materialize.

The same is true of whiplash; a common soft tissue injury people develop after a collision. You may not know right after a collision that there was a soft tissue injury to your neck. It may be hours or even a few days before symptoms fully manifest.

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calculate lost wages for personal injury case

How to Calculate Lost Wages for Personal Injury Claims

In the immediate wake of an accident that leaves you injured, you likely have a lot of concerns and questions. People often focus on the immediate and practical concerns of an injury, such as their prognosis and how to ensure that they received the best possible medical care.

It often takes many days or even weeks before someone who suffered injuries because of another person’s mistakes starts to consider the financial impact of their injuries. Even then, the average person will likely find it difficult, if not downright confusing, to try to put a price on the issues they experienced after an injury.

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Settlement Taxable? - Stoy Law Group

Are Compensatory or Punitive Damages Taxable?

When it comes time for taxes, reportable income can vary. If you received money from a court settlement, you are probably wondering if you are required to report your earnings.

The term “damages” applies to the amount of money the victim receives due to the lawsuit. Courts promote justice for those involved by awarding damages. Justice is given to those suffering who receive a lump sum to help them through the situation they are experiencing financially.

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Crash versus Accident

Crash versus Accident: What is the Difference?

Can words help keep you safe behind the wheel? Many automotive safety groups say the language we use has an effect on our behavior when driving on the roads – and some of that language needs to change.

There’s a growing call to replace the word “accident” with the word “crash.”

What’s behind this idea, and can a change in word choice really reduce automobile-related fatalities?

Here’s what you need to know:

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Passenger Personal Injury Claim

Can a Passenger in a Car Accident File a Personal Injury Claim?

There’s no denying that being a passenger in a car accident is a frightening experience.

In addition to the surge of emotions felt during and after the wreck, there’s a good chance you’ve suffered some type of injury.

If you have become injured as a passenger in a car accident, then it’s very important to take the right steps to ensure that you are compensated for any medical bills and lingering issues.

Here’s everything that you need to know about filing a personal injury claim as a passenger in a car accident.

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Contingency Fee Lawyers Explained

Everything You Need to Know About Contingency Fee and No Win, No Fee Lawyers

Many people live in fear of dealing with litigation because they feel that they have no means of paying for an attorney’s services out of pocket.

Lawyers are, after all, expensive.

High expense doesn’t always have to be the case, especially if you retain a lawyer that agrees to a contingency fee. Contingency fee lawyers are an excellent avenue to the justice system, but they have restrictions you should know.

These attorneys are also called “no win, no fee” lawyers.

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Car wreck settlement

What’s The Average Car Accident Settlement?

If you have been involved in a car accident, you’re probably dealing with medical bills, insurance payments and emotional distress. Auto wrecks always seem to happen at the wrong time, and they can leave you hassling with issues that you never thought you would have to deal with.

A car accident settlement can reimburse you for the money that you’ve paid out. It can also make up for lost wages, physical or psychological trauma, and the cost of replacing your car.

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Blame Insurance for Lawsuits

Why the Insurance Companies are to Blame for Frivolous Lawsuits

Many people believe that lawsuits go too far. They believe that individuals misuse the court system in order to seek compensation that they do not deserve.

Others believe that all attorneys are out to threaten litigation in order to seek a quick settlement for cases that have no merit.

The fact of the matter is that many individuals who have been seriously injured in car accidents have no choice but to file a suit against the individual who negligently caused their injury.

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Bad Faith and Gross Negligence Affect your Personal Injury Case

How Bad Faith and Gross Negligence Affect your Personal Injury Case

After you have been in a car accident, you may find yourself with a lot of different question about your personal injury case.

The best thing you should do is contact a personal injury attorney in order to discuss your case with an expert. Your personal injury attorney will help you work out the details so you do not have to stress out over your situation more than you have to.

If you have any questions about this article you should contact the experienced attorneys at Stoy Law Group. We offer free case consultations to individuals who are attempting to determine what their legal rights are. Contact the Warriors For Justice today!

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