Although it is impossible to give an accurate estimate for whiplash compensation because of the variables, the average dollar amount, as of 2015, tends to fall between zero and $10,000, according to Car Accident Attorneys. Some determining factors include the type of injury, cause of the collision and state laws.
Most payouts are settled for under $15,000, according to Nolo. There is no uniform starting point, and attorneys have even stopped using the word "whiplash." They instead prefer the more specific "neck sprain" or other injury specification. Specific factors that could all affect a claim and payout are the severity of the injury, course of treatment, prospects for recovery, and the effect that the injury has on daily life.