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What is Whiplash?

Whiplash is a condition caused by injury to the soft-tissue structures of the cervical spine, or neck region. Usually, whiplash is a strain of the muscles or sprain of the ligaments that move and support the spine and head.

Automobile accidents are the main cause of neck sprains/strains. These injuries occur when the muscles of neck experience hyperflexion and/or hyperextension. A common scenario where whiplash occurs is when a seat-belted individual's head is thrown forward and then violently thrown back from the impact of a collision.

Morici, Longo & Associates is extremely experienced in auto accidents. One of the main injuries associated with auto accidents is whiplash. Our practice represents dozens of clients every year who suffer from this condition as a result of a serious auto accident. Contact us today to speak with an experienced Chicago car accident lawyer at our firm about your case.