You've probably driven the same route numerous times. You know the road like the back of your hand and remember making it home safely countless times. When the other vehicle slammed into yours, it came as a surprise.
Perhaps it's been weeks since you were involved in a car accident but you're still not feeling like you've completely recovered. Maybe it wasn't a motor vehicle accident that caused your injuries, but a fall at a local New Jersey mall due to no caution or warning signs that the floors were wet at the time. Not every injury is always immediately apparent following an accident.
Most people know cervical acceleration-deceleration syndrome by its more common name: Whiplash. Hollywood and television portray this literal pain in the neck as a way to obtain compensation from someone after an accident. The characters alleging this condition often end up portrayed as con artists or opportunists.