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Definition - What does Whiplash mean?

A whiplash is a sudden jolt that causes strain or injury on the neck. Whiplash occurs during accidents and is a cause cited in cases for personal damages relating to injuries such as personal vehicle injuries or sports related injuries. Not all whiplash cases can claim for personal damages as it has to do with who is liable for the whiplash happening. The movement has to be sudden and forceful to cause whiplash injuries.

Justipedia explains Whiplash

If whiplash is cited in a personal vehicle accident injury claim the person who was responsible for the accident will have to pay the other person punitive damages to cover loss of opportunity through lost wages and loss of mobility. The time span to recover from whiplash is different from case to case.

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