Whiplash Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Whiplash, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Whiplash?

(n) When a moving person is suddenly stopped or hit from behind the sudden change in momentum of the person will cause immediate forward movement followed by a backward retaliation. The upper part of the sitting person will be snapped forward and backward (if not fallen forward by then) causing injury to head, neck or back. Such injury is termed as whiplash