What is Whiplash?

Whiplash, also called cervical acceleration-deceleration, is a brain injury caused by a sudden jolt forward or backward. Most commonly, whiplash is the result of a car accident.

If you are rear ended, for example, your body is jolted forward straightening out your spinal cord and forcing your head to extend safe levels. When this happens the head and neck extend normal limits causing tears in ligaments and discs in and around the head and neck area and your brain to whip backwards as it has not caught up to the rest of your body. The body then slams backwards and you have the same effects, reversed.

What are the most common causes of whiplash?

Whiplash can occur in any of the following accidents:


Whiplash can cause bleeding in the brain, tearing of ligaments and discs, and a host of neurologic disorders.

These injuries are extremely painful and can be very difficult to live with. In severe cases your quality of life can be negatively impacted, cause you to be out of work, and can even result in permanent brain damage. The cost and time required to treat this injury can be excessive.

Our Whiplash Lawyers Can Help

Regardless of the cause of your whiplash injury, our Pennsylvania attorneys can help you get the compensation you deserve if your injury was caused by the negligence of another.

Should you honor us by allowing us to represent you, our attorneys and our team of professionals will get you the answers and respect you deserve. We will fight on your behalf to get you compensated for your suffering and for the needs you now have to help you live more comfortably after this horrific event.

Please, call toll free at 1-800-444-5309 for your free consultation. We have offices in Harrisburg, Scranton and Pittsburgh and will travel to you.

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