Whiplash More Than $175 Million Recovered | Over 30 Years of Experience

Los Angeles Whiplash Attorney

If you suffered whiplash in a motor vehicle accident or any other incident resulting from someone else’s negligence, it is important that you seek out an experienced personal injury lawyer. Our attorney, Scott J. Corwin, has more than 30 years of experience handling complex auto accident cases throughout Southern California.

In that time, he has secured more than $175 million in compensation for his clients. Mr. Corwin holds an Avvo rating of 10.0 “Superb” and is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Membership in this prestigious group, which includes fewer than 700 lawyers nationwide, is limited to attorneys who have won multimillion-dollar verdicts, awards, and settlements.

As your attorney, he will provide the compassionate counsel and personal attention you need to navigate the legal process.

Past whiplash and neck injury accident settlements:

  • $1,000,000 – Neck and back surgeries in a minor rear end
  • $780,000 – Neck, shoulders, and lower back injuries
  • $303,750 – Neck injury in rear-end auto collision

Suffering with whiplash after a car accident that was caused by someone else? Call (310) 683-2300 now for a free consultation with our experienced whiplash lawyer in Los Angeles.

What Is Whiplash?

Whiplash is a common neck injury caused by sudden, forceful back-and-forth movement of the head and neck (similar to a cracked whip, hence the name “whiplash”).

Although it is considered its own injury, whiplash actually comprises multiple neck injuries as a result of this motion, including:

  • Muscle and tendon strains
  • Ligament sprains
  • Nerve damage
  • Injuries to the spinal discs

What Are The Symptoms of Whiplash?

Some of the most common symptoms of whiplash include:

  • Neck pain
  • Stiffness in the neck and upper back
  • Headaches, typically located near the base of the skull
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Tenderness, particularly in the neck, upper back, shoulders, or arms
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue

The Impact & Treatment of Whiplash

In the most severe cases, whiplash can also lead to:

  • Sensory issues, including ringing in the ears or blurry vision
  • Difficulty concentrating and/or memory loss
  • Changes in sleep patterns, including insomnia and excessive sleeping
  • Increased irritability and new or worsened depression

Whiplash can be incredibly painful and may lead to a host of other complications. Individuals who suffer whiplash typically require medical attention. Treatment can range from relatively simple, at-home care to more intensive care depending on the severity of the injury.

Often, victims must rest for several days, weeks, or even months, meaning they must take considerable time off work. This can cause additional hardship for those already struggling to keep up with mounting medical bills and other challenges.

Common Causes of Whiplash

Generally speaking, whiplash can occur any time an individual’s head and/or neck moves violently back and forth. This often occurs due to traumatic events and accidents. In the U.S., motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of whiplash and related neck and back injuries.

Specifically, some of the most common causes of whiplash include:

If you suffered whiplash in an accident or incident caused by another person’s negligent or wrongful conduct, you could have grounds for a personal injury claim against the at-fault party.

When Can Whiplash Injuries Occur?

The sudden jolt of a car crash can cause a person’s head to be thrown back or sideways, depending on the area of impact.

Whiplash injuries can occur even in low-speed accidents of less than 5 miles per hour, resulting in damage to the:

  • Vertebra
  • Discs
  • Muscles
  • Tendons of the neck

Hard whiplash can even result in traumatic brain injury from acceleration-deceleration of the brain inside the skull. Scott J. Corwin has been a part of the National Trial Lawyers Association (NTLA) Top 25 Brain Injury Lawyers in California since 2010. You can count on Scott to make sure the insurance company will treat your injury case with the seriousness it deserves.

Choosing the Right Attorney to Fight for You

It is important that you find the right attorney to help you with your claim. You want someone with experience in motor vehicle accident claims, as well as claims involving neck and back injuries like whiplash.

Thanks to his thorough understanding of California personal injury law and his network of expert witnesses, our Los Angeles whiplash attorney has achieved outstanding results for clients throughout Southern California. Whether your injury is relatively minor, such as a whiplash injury, or catastrophic, we can help.

Compensation for Whiplash Victims

After a motor vehicle accident or any other type of catastrophic event, the person or party responsible for causing the incident can be held responsible. The purpose of filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit is to seek monetary compensation for damages resulting from the event.

There are two main types of damages that can be recovered in a personal injury claim or lawsuit:

Compensatory Damages

As the name implies, compensatory damages are meant to compensate the victim for specific losses they have endured as a result of the incident. Within this category, there are two types of damages: general and special.

General damages are also known as non-economic damages and include intangible losses, such as pain and suffering. Special damages are also known as “economic damages” and include any losses that can be assigned a specific dollar value, such as medical bills or lost wages.

Punitive Damages

Unlike compensatory damages, punitive damages do not compensate victims for specific losses. Rather, they are intended to punish the defendant and send a message that similar conduct will not be tolerated.

Also known as “exemplary damages,” punitive damages can typically only be sought in cases involving egregious negligence, wanton or willful misconduct, or intentional infliction of injury. In other words, the defendant must have acted far outside the normal realm of typical carelessness.

Call our Team Today to get Started

At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we strive to maximize our clients’ recoveries. Attorney Scott J. Corwin is aggressive in negotiating settlements with insurance companies and, whenever necessary, is prepared to represent you at trial.

Our goal is to recover the compensation you need to manage past, current, and future losses. You should not have to suffer the immense physical, emotional, and financial consequences of someone else’s carelessness on your own. With our team by your side, you can fight for the fair compensation you are owed.

Attorney Scott J. Corwin represents clients in:

  • Riverside
  • Los Angeles
  • San Bernardino
  • Orange
  • San Diego
  • Ventura
  • Santa Barbara counties
  • Throughout the state of California

At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we are dedicated to recovering every penny our clients deserve, as well as the justice they need to heal and move forward with their lives.

Schedule a free initial consultation about your case by calling us toll-free at (310) 683-2300, or by contacting us online. Our skilled Los Angeles whiplash attorney is here to help with your claim.

Making Things Right

Over $175 Million Recovered on Behalf of Our Clients
  • Car Accident $1,250,000

    Driver injured in collision with vehicle that crossed over into his lane.

  • Car Accident $1,000,000

    Rear-end collision exacerbates pre-existing back condition.

  • Car Accident $1,000,000

    Driver injured in nighttime collision with overturned big rig on highway.

  • Car Accident Injury $850,000

    Eight-year-old boy struck and killed by vehicle while crossing busy thoroughfare.

  • Brain Injury $780,000 Settlement

    Stopped vehicle rear-ended by pickup.

  • Car Accident $410,000 Settlement

    Driver injured when broadsided by left-turning vehicle.

  • Car Accident $350,000 Settlement

    Consecutive accidents injure motorist’s lower back.

  • Car Accident $331,705 Settlement

    Driver suffers lumbar sprains following rear-end collision.

  • Car Accident $310,000 Settlement

    Driver injured in collision when vehicle enters his lane.

  • Car Accident $303,750 Settlement

    Driver suffers injuries in rear-ender.

  • Car Accident $300,000 Settlement

    Driver and two passengers injured in rear-end collision.

  • Car Accident $300,000 Settlement

    Driver rear-ended after stopping for traffic.

  • Car Accident $280,000 Settlement

    Driver rear-ended on I-5 while on the job.

  • Car Accident $260,000 Settlement

    Passenger injured when struck by vehicle.

  • Car Accident $260,000 Settlement

    Driver injured in collision with vehicle exiting alley.

  • Car Accident $255,000 Settlement

    Driver rear-ended while stopped in traffic.

  • Car Accident $250,000 Settlement

    Aspiring model injured in vehicle collision.

  • Car Accident $250,000 Settlement

    Driver sustains injuries in rear-ender after slowing to enter driveway.

  • Car Accident $250,000 Settlement

    Driver sustains injuries in collision with left-turning vehicle.

  • Car Accident $250,000 Settlement

    Driver’s pre-existing back injury aggravated in rear-end collision.

  • Car Accident $250,000 Settlement

    Driver allegedly runs red light, causing collision

What Sets Us Apart

Quality Legal Representation Your Case Needs
  • Fast, Favorable Resolutions

    At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we understand the importance of securing a favorable outcome in your case, fast. More than 95 percent of our clients’ cases settle within 5 to 9 months, and our clients are very satisfied with the results (see our client reviews!). We only file lawsuits when absolutely necessary, such as in cases where the defendant disputes liability or refuses to pay for the full extent of our client’s damages.

  • Renowned Reputation

    With more than 30 years in practice and over $175 million recovered for his clients, Scott is known for his aggressive approach to litigation. Some of his accolades include:

    • Inclusion in the Southern California Super Lawyers® list since 2007, a distinction reserved for only the top 5 percent of all personal injury lawyers in the region
    • Named a “Top 100 Super Lawyer”
    • Named a Top 25 Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers in California by the National Trial Lawyers Association since 2010
    • Maintains a 10.0 Superb rating on Avvo

  • Personal Attention

    At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we believe in developing strong attorney-client relationships built on honesty, trust, and communication. As a client, you will always receive direct, personal attention from Scott; your case will never be passed off to an associate or paralegal. Instead, you can always rely on dedicated representation from a highly experienced and award-winning attorney who is ready to fight for you.

  • Zero Upfront Fees

    Our firm offers all personal injury and wrongful death legal services on a contingency fee basis. This means you do not pay any upfront or out-of-pocket fees or expenses. Instead, we only get paid if and when we recover compensation for you. In the unlikely event that we do not win your case, you do not pay a dime. We also offer free consultations, so you have nothing to lose in reaching out to our team today. Contact our firm 24/7 and we’ll get back to you within one business day.

Client Reviews

Here What People Have to Say About Scott
  • Needed help with a 4-car collision. He took care of everything on his end.

    - Earon Bagunu
  • I am not one to write reviews but after an unfortunate car accident, I am so glad I called Scott Corwin.

    - Catherine Lenke
  • A month ago, I was involved in a car crash and broke my right wrist. The process with this attorney was pretty fast. Scott was able to help me and also Julie was always super nice and very professional. I’m very glad everything was easy and fast.

    - Sabrina Guna
  • Scott got the personal injury settlement amount I expected to get (actually a few percent more). He was quiet and efficient, not a time-waster. Perfect fit for a working person.

    - Carl Hoppe
  • Thanks again Scott and Staff for your great work. My family and I are fortunate to have you all by our side in times of need.

    - Maria Mejia
Client Testimonials


Our Awards & Recognitions In The Legal Community

  • NTLA Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers
    NTLA Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers
  • NTLA Top 25 Brain Injury Trial Lawyers
    NTLA Top 25 Brain Injury Trial Lawyers
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Super Lawers
    Super Lawers
  • Avvo 10.0
    Avvo 10.0
  • American Association for Justice
    American Association for Justice
  • Litigator Awards
    Litigator Awards
  • Consumer Lawyer of Los Angeles
    Consumer Lawyer of Los Angeles
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
    Consumer Attorneys of California
  • BBB A+
    BBB A+
  • Brian Injury Association
    Brian Injury Association

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