What is Whiplash?
Tyson Mutrux describes in this video what is Whiplash.
Tyson Mutrux: Hi, Tyson Mutrux with the Mutrux Law Firm. Today I’m answering the question of what is whiplash. Whiplash is most commonly seen in rear-end auto accidents and it’s simply the hyperextension, hyperflexion of the neck, so the neck going forward and backwards. And what that does is it actually — it’s a pulling and stretching of the tendons of the muscles in the neck and it actually cause serious long-term permanent injuries. Obviously I’m not a doctor, I’m an attorney but as a personal injury attorney, I see it all the time.
And if you think about it like Silly Putty, it’s not like a rubber band, right, where you stretch it and it goes back, it’s more like Silly Putty where if you pull on it, it’s not going to go back together. So it actually does cause permanent long-term injuries. People think that, “Oh my gosh, it’s just whiplash, I’m going to recover in no time.” It’s not that simple.