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What exactly is a whiplash injury?

Whiplash is effectively a neck sprain or strain. It’s an injury that occurs when the head is suddenly and forcefully jerked backward and forward. This often happens in car accidents, especially when someone rear-ends another car.

When you get whiplash, it can cause damage to your neck’s muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Some common symptoms include pain, stiffness, limited range of motion, headaches, dizziness, or blurry vision. These symptoms might appear right after the accident or take some time to develop.

If you’re dealing with a whiplash injury from an accident, your PIP insurance should cover the cost of your recovery. If you don’t drive and don’t have PIP, you might be able to get compensation if you can prove that someone else’s carelessness caused the accident. This could cover things like medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Talk to a lawyer to learn about your options.

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