Whiplash is a type of neck injury in which the neck muscles are strained and sometimes even sprained often due to being violently thrust forward and backward. This is why whiplash injuries often occur in rear-end accidents. When the rear-vehicle hits the front-vehicle, the driver and passengers in the front car that’s been hit from behind many times sustain whiplash injuries, which can be painful and serious.
Can you get whiplash from a minor/low-speed rear-end accident?
Yes. One of the biggest myths is that low-speed rear-end accidents are not serious and don’t result in painful injuries. But the reality is even if you were involved in a low-speed rear-end collision, you can sustain whiplash or other painful injuries. This is especially true if you were the driver or passenger in the front vehicle hit from behind. You know your neck pain is real. Make sure you get the medical care and support you need to recover. See a doctor. Then talk to a lawyer as soon as possible to learn more about your legal rights.
Can you get whiplash if your car had no damage?
The short answer? Yes. Vehicles are built to withstand collisions with another car, and your body isn’t. As a result, your car might not have any damage but you might have whiplash or another painful injury due to your rear-end collision.
Such situations can be especially complicated since insurance companies – especially the at-fault driver’s insurance company – might not believe that you actually got hurt in your rear-end accident. As a result, they might deny your whiplash injury claim since they might insist that your injury is not real.
You know the truth. You’re in pain. Even though your car does not have any damage, your whiplash is real. You need medical care and support to recover from your rear-end accident. That’s why you need a rear-end accident lawyer to demand the compensation you deserve.