While insurance companies may refer to these injuries as soft tissue injuries, the term whiplash may be a better description of the motion associated with the impact to your neck and spine. As a vehicle is impacted from behind, the body continues forward until the seatbelt restrains the driver and forces him or her back into the seat. This motion is called whiplash. Slow motion studies of the injury demonstrate that it is a violent reaction that causes days to months of pain.
If you sustained a whiplash injury in a motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Please contact whiplash attorney Mike Sudekum for a free consultation on your legal rights.