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Torts/Personal Injury

Jun. 5, 2024

Whiplash and Whiplash-Associated Disorder is no joke

Many people with whiplash recover in one to three months, but some develop chronic symptoms that can last for years and affect their quality of life.

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Over the years, whiplash victims – and the lawyers who represent them – have been the butt of many jokes and parodies. We have all seen television comedy sketches where a driver whose car has been bumped slightly from the rear, opens the door of his vehicle and falls out, with his hand behind his neck yelling “whiplash.” This is promptly followed by the arrival of an “ambulance chaser” lawyer, John T. Pettifogger, smoking a big fat cigar and waving a handful of paper...

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