Those who are familiar with motor vehicle injuries have probably heard of whiplash. It usually occurs as a result of sudden braking at high speeds which, in turn, causes the neck to abruptly flex back and forth. In whiplash, the sudden forward and backward movements are strong enough to cause severe neck injury. In worst cases, the neck can break and cause instant death.
Because whiplash is the immediate effect caused by vehicular accidents, the victim has almost automatically a right to claim for insurance and possible damages against those who caused the accident and injury. While this is very much understandable, there are also cases of insurance claims from bogus whiplash injuries.