Despite the belief of many that severe injuries cannot occur during low-speed collisions, research has shown otherwise. In addition, whiplash and other back injuries are common, especially in rear-end low-speed collisions. Because the term whiplash has received such negative connotations in the legal world, many attorneys no longer use it to describe injuries, instead using words like neck hyper-extension. Studies indicate that injuries from low-impact crashes can be serious and develop into chronic conditions, especially for women and the elderly. Learn more about low-impact injuries and what to do after suffering from one online.