In Pennsylvania and elsewhere, it is common to see rear-end auto collisions pretty much every day. While quite of few of these car accidents have relatively minor outcomes, injuries are still possible. Whiplash is believed one of the most common injuries following a rear-end auto wreck, and it can result in physical, financial and emotional damages that can last for years.
Whiplash, also called a neck sprain, happens when a person's neck is swiftly forced backward and then forward. When this occurs, the tissues in the neck can become overstretched and tear which can cause pain and a variety of other issues. Some include:
- Back, neck, shoulder pain
- Muscle spasms
- Nerve damage