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Yes, there does not need to be serious damage to a vehicle for a passenger to sustain an injury such as a whiplash.

You can file a law suit for anything, someones cat looked at you funny, so sue them. A frivolous claim shouldn't pass summary judgement, the motion from the other side where the judge can determine if the claim has any merit. The burden is on the plaintiff to have a claim with enough merit- In this case what are the nature of the injuries. Will a doctor vouch that they are consistent with a rear-end collision. Was there an accident report connecting the alleged rear-ender to the victims car- if not, were there witnesses or admission by the driver. Most P.I. (Personal Injury) lawyers will review your case for free and determine two things- Does it have merit. Can they make money off it.

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Q: Can you file a lawsuit for a rear end collision when the vehicle is not damaged but the passengers are injured?
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