Whiplash is a neck injury that occurs by the sudden forward and backward motion of the head, most commonly in a car accident. Whiplash is a common injury that result even after a minor car accident.

A minor crash can cause whiplash if the vehicle comes to sudden and full stop. Rear end crashes are the most likely reason a whiplash injury can occur in a minor car accident. The amount of force pushes into the car seats and this jolts the occupants’ heads forward and backward suddenly. The head rest can help to reduce this jolting motion when the head is traveling backwards, but usually most of the damage has been done.

If you have suffered a whiplash injury in a minor accident, it is critical to be examined by a doctor as soon as possible after the incident. Getting your injury detailed by a doctor will be very important for making a claim later.