Many automobile accident victims believe that soft tissue injuries are insignificant and unworthy of medical attention. After an accident, they may assume that their injuries are not severe enough to contact a doctor or personal injury attorney. However, failing to promptly address such injuries may prove costly when the pain finally appears some time later and the statute of limitations has run on any personal injury claim.
Soft tissue injuries to tendons, muscles, and ligaments are not only caused by motor vehicle accidents, but also by slip and fall accidents and work accidents. Often, soft tissue injuries will naturally heal over time and cause little or no discomfort. On the other hand, some may require significant medical treatment including rehabilitation and surgery.
When medical tests and x-rays demonstrate the presence of soft tissue injuries, it may be necessary at this time to contact a personal injury attorney. Complications from soft tissue injuries may affect job performance and daily routine functioning. It is important to contact a personal injury attorney if you experience a motor vehicle accident resulting in personal injuries caused by someone else’s negligence to ensure just receipt of any due compensation for damages including medical expenses.
The most common type of soft tissue injury is whiplash, which occurs when the neck is hyperextended due to a sudden back-to-front jerking motion of the head. These types of injuries are typically the result of accidents in which one car rear-ends the vehicle in front of it. While compensation is available for soft tissue injuries, often, guilty drivers escape their legal obligations because no evidence is visible on the bodies of their accident victims.
Soft tissue injuries may also include:
Soft tissue injuries may develop into more adverse medical conditions that may threaten your health. Thus, it is always wise, even if there are no visible bruises detected immediately after an accident, to undergo a medical visit to ensure the complete absence of any injuries.
Proving a soft tissue injury is often very complicated and difficult. The attorneys at Powell Law are experienced in working with treating physicians and medical experts to gather and present the evidence to ensure victims receive all compensation they deserve. Our attorneys, past and present, have helped victims recover for injuries, including soft tissue injuries, for 110 years. If you or a loved one has suffered any type of soft tissue injury resulting from a motor vehicle accident, contact Powell Law at call (570) 961-0777. The consultation is FREE and you don’t pay anything unless we win.