Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer by the Florida Bar, Matt Powell explains the physics that cause serious and permanent neck and brain injuries. Learn how there are several distinct motions that happen at different times that when combined cause serious permanent injuries to people in car accidents.
Matt Powell explains how the car moves first, then the torso of the occupants move next, while our head remains still for a few milliseconds. Then the torso pulls the head forward with such violent force that there is often times trauma to the neck and brain. The head has to catch up to the car, the torso, and has to do so quickly, thus the term whiplash was created to explain this phenomenon.
Personal Injury Attorney Matt Powell