Whiplash is a layman’s term for a cervical sprain, cervical strain or a hyperextension injury. Other terms that describe this injury is acceleration flexion-extension neck injury, or neck strain. It refers to an injury to the soft tissues of a person’s neck including muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Whiplash injuries can be mild with pain just lasting a few days or it can be a permanent and severe disability which causes limited range of motion or the head or the spine and chronic pain.
Whiplash can be a result of a motor vehicle accident, a fall, a sports injury or an assault. Whiplash can also occur on rides at amusement parks, as a result of being thrown off of a horse, or a fall from a bicycle or skateboard.
Whiplash is caused when a extraordinary force causes a person’s neck to move beyond the neck’s normal range of motion.
If you or a loved one has suffered a Whiplash Injury, you should contact a personal injury attorney with experience in representing car accident victims with Whiplash Injuries. With the help of The Farber Law Group, with more than 30 years experience in the Pacific Northwest, we may be able to help you recover compensation for your injuries including medical costs, lost wages and for pain and suffering.