Whiplash is the term used to describe injuries to the neck and spine caused by a sudden force, such as an automobile accident. Although some whiplash injuries are quick to heal, many victims may require months or years to recover, and permanent disability is a distinct possibility. If you've suffered whiplash injuries in an accident that was someone else's fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, disability, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related expenses. Personal injury lawyers and whiplash attorneys can review your medical records, police reports, eyewitness accounts and other evidence to determine whether you have a viable case. If appropriate, the law firm can file a lawsuit on your behalf and work to collect the compensation to which you are entitled.