South Carolina Neck and Whiplash Injury Lawyer
Whiplash is an injury caused when a person’s head and neck extend forward or backward as a result of a sudden impact or jerking and then snap back into place. The motion is similar to that of cracking a whip. Whiplash can injure muscles, tendons and other soft tissues in the neck. Mild whiplash clears up in a few weeks or months, but severe whiplash can cause pain and diminished capacity for life.
The single greatest cause of whiplash is a rear-end car accident, which violently shoves a stopped car forward and causes a whip-like movement in the necks of the driver and passengers. But whiplash and other neck injuries can be caused by any type of car accident or any sharp jolt to the neck and head.