Whiplash Injury Lawyer Wisconsin
Get full compensation for whiplash injuries
Whiplash is caused by a sudden blow or jerk that moves your head forward and back. Also labeled “neck strain,” whiplash causes pain, which can be either minor or very severe. Nevertheless, constant discomfort in your neck and head must be treated by a medical professional.
Are you suffering from whiplash? Call Steve Caya—Janesville’s personal injury attorney with proven experience for winning rightful compensation for accident victims. Becoming whole again involves more than just medical care; it requires financial absolution to complete the process.
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Average whiplash settlement amounts & verdicts in Wisconsin
Settlements and verdicts for whiplash injuries can vary drastically in Wisconsin. The value of your case and injuries depend on a number of variables like the severity of the accident and all the small details unique to your case.
The quality of your legal representation is one of the largest factors affecting the amount of compensation you receive. Steve Caya has won many five and six-figure settlements for whiplash injuries. As an example:
Whiplash settlement calculators can be misleading
Even the best whiplash settlement calculators are misleading for determining the value of your injuries. A large number of variables are taken into consideration when determining the value of your case, including the severity of the accident and the small details unique to your case. However, the largest factor of how much insurance companies will offer you is the quality of your legal representation.
Steve Caya understands that you are a person who just experienced a traumatic event and needs help, not just another case number to be pushed into settling as quickly as possible. Our goal is to make sure you get every penny you deserve from the insurance companies while making the entire process as easy on you as possible. Whether you're wondering if your settlement offer is fair or need help dealing with the insurance companies, your best bet is to book a free case consultation with a proven trial attorney.
Find out what your whiplash injury claim is worth with a free consultation, anywhere in Wisconsin.
How To Get The Best Settlement From A Whiplash Injury
Record & preserve evidence of your whiplash injury
Evidence is the most important aspect of determining liability. The other party’s insurance and legal team will do whatever they can to prove your fault.
Seek medical attention
Get medical treatment, even if you're not sure of the extent of your injury.
Hire a personal injury lawyer
The other party’s insurance team is going to fight to pay as little as they can. Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney like Steve Caya will help ensure no stone is left unturned to get you the settlement you deserve.
Document your expenses
Having a complete list of your financial losses due to your whiplash injury is the best way to help your attorney determine the settlement you deserve.
Do not talk to the other party’s insurance company
After your claim is filed, the other party’s insurance will begin an investigation to determine liability. It is in their best interest to put any percentage of fault they can on the victim. They will use everything they can from your conversations to do so. Leave any contact with them to your experienced attorney.
Negotiate a settlement
Though difficult in some cases, it is important to remain patient and allow your lawyer to negotiate the best possible settlement. Insurance companies will do what they can to get you to quickly accept their first offer, even more so if you are experiencing financial hardships and need that money quickly. Steve Caya and his experienced team will fight for every dollar you deserve.
What does whiplash feel like?
Experiencing pain in your neck doesn’t necessarily mean you have whiplash. But the pain is still excruciating.
How do you know?
You might have whiplash if:
- You have limited range of motion in your neck due to pain
- You move your head from side to side, you experience some pain
- You experience stiffness when turning your head over your shoulder
- You experience vertigo when moving your neck, even if your head position doesn't change
- You notice more frequent headaches
Back and neck pain after an accident is usually a result of whiplash - especially in rear ended collisions.
Wisconsin's lawyer for whiplash from car accidents, falls & more
Steve Caya has over 30 years of experience in law, and defends accident victims’ right to full compensation for medical bills and other expenses. He works with accident reconstruction experts, life-care planners, brain surgeons, and other professionals to investigate the full impact of your serious injuries and determine the true value of your personal injury claim. Some aftereffects of a serious accident might not even surface until several days later.
Whiplash injuries can be caused by one or a combination of the following:
- Auto accident
- Blow to the head
- Contact sports (football, hockey, etc.)
- Physical abuse
Motorcycle whiplash injuries most commonly occur when the motorcycle is struck from behind at relatively low speeds.
In some cases of motorcycle whiplash, the pain can extend to the shoulders, lower back and even down the arms. Some studies have shown the extra mass created by motorcycle helmets can increase the risk of whiplash in an accident, as the flexion and extension of the head and neck are exaggerated.
Despite these findings, wearing a motorcycle helmet undoubtedly reduces the risk of severe injury overall in the event of a crash.
Whether you have symptoms of whiplash or any other injury from a motorcycle accident, seek immediate medical care and contact Steve Caya for a free case assessment. Your best chance of getting a fair whiplash settlement in Wisconsin is with a decorated trial lawyer on your side.
A whiplash injury claim can take anywhere from a couple of weeks to a couple of years depending on a variety of factors. The largest factors in determining the time frame are whether you settle or go to court, the severity of your accident and the amount of medical treatment you require. Whiplash claims from minor accidents can be resolved fairly quickly, but claims from more severe or major accidents tend to take longer. This is not a bad thing though. The more time a severe case takes, the lower the chance of encountering future unexpected medical costs or conditions. Settlements struggle to take this fully into account. Settling quicker for a lower amount could leave you paying out of pocket later for someone else's mistakes.
Because of that, we will almost never advise you to accept early settlement offers for more severe whiplash injuries or accidents. Steve Caya will fight tooth and nail to get you the compensation you deserve and need. Contact Attorney Caya for a free consultation to see if you have a case.
Most personal injury lawyers charge up to $500 per hour for legal services. We know this isn't feasible or reasonable for most people, even in the best of circumstances. Not to mention when you are already dealing with the stress from an accident and bills, medical and otherwise, piling up. We use a No-win, No-fee system. If you don't get compensation for your whiplash claim, you don't owe us anything. With firms that charge by the hour, you will still be on the hook for all their expensive legal fees whether you get compensated or not. We take the risk out of the equation so that you can focus on healing without having to worry about money as well. Contact Attorney Steve Caya to schedule your free case consultation.
Many variables factor into the value of your whiplash injury claim. The largest influences come from:
- Loss of wages and/or earning capacity
- Level of severity of your injuries
- Past & future medical bills
- Pain & suffering
- The amount of the accident that is determined to be your fault
Beyond these, the largest influencer of the compensation you will receive for your whiplash claim is the strength, quality and reputation of your legal counsel. Settlement mills don't actually care about getting you the compensation you need and deserve. They only care about how quickly they can churn out cases and push you to a settlement, and insurance companies will take advantage of this. Steve Caya has a reputation for fighting insurance companies tooth and nail for his clients. If the insurance companies are refusing to give you real offers, he will take them to court and force them to offer you fair compensation. He cares about his clients and understands that they are real people with real problems, not just another case number. Get the compensation you deserve - contact Attorney Steve Caya for a free case consultation today.
Aside from his many years of experience with personal injury claims, Steve Caya understands better than most how stressful the events after an accident can be. He went through the entire process himself after being in a motorcycle accident. Beyond that, he has worked for an insurance company in the past. He knows all their little tricks to lower the settlement values, as well as the best and most effective ways to fight them. Wherever you are in Wisconsin, we will happily come to you if you can't come to us. Contact Steve Caya today for a free consultation for your whiplash personal injury claim.