After an accident, it’s easy to ignore the signs of injuries you may have sustained. Serious injuries like broken bones, head trauma, and other physical damages might be easier to recognize faster. But often it’s the injuries we can’t see, or that we don’t take as seriously, that can have the most long-lasting impact.
Soft tissue injuries are exactly how they sound: injuries sustained that involve soft tissues surrounding your bones, including muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Sometimes, soft tissue injuries might not show themselves immediately after an accident – think muscle sprains that get worse every day, or bruises that seem cosmetic but really point to an underlying condition. It’s imperative that you get immediate medical attention after an accident to ensure the full scope of your injuries is caught early. If you’ve walked away from an accident with soft tissue injuries, reach out to an attorney who can help you seek compensation.
The personal injury lawyers at Regan Zambri Long PLLC have more than 100 years combined experience helping soft tissue injury victims. We can help you prove how your injuries have impacted you, from financial setbacks to loss of quality of life. Contact us today for a free consultation.
If it doesn’t involve a bone, your injury is likely a soft tissue injury. Most soft tissue injuries are sustained in a high-impact accident, like a car accident. These types of soft tissue injuries are referred to as acute trauma. On the other hand, if your soft tissue injury is something that has been building up over time – say due to work conditions or requirements – you could have an overuse injury. This type of soft tissue injury is commonly seen in nursing and medical assistants.
According to Johns Hopkins, soft tissue injuries can be classified into these common types:
Another type of injury that falls under soft tissue are burn injuries, as they involve damage to your skin. These types of injuries can be sustained in everything from a car accident to workplace incident, depending on the circumstances. From a trucking company to a negligent employer, the at-fault party in a burn accident can vary.
Many times, soft tissue injuries start small and get worse progressively over time. This can make diagnosing them and proving them in a personal injury lawsuit a difficult task. Insurance companies work quickly, and they will do everything in their power to save themselves from paying you anything for your injuries.
Let’s say you get into a car accident and you don’t immediately feel any pain or injuries. An insurance provider calls you hours after your crash, and you tell them you are not injured and feel fine. However, over the next few days your neck stiffness or whiplash worsens; or your seemingly small bruises grow. After receiving medical attention, it’s clear your accident soft tissue injuries are serious and could be long-lasting. The insurance company will use that initial call to prove you were not injured and try to say your subsequent medical diagnosis could have happened in any of the daily activities you experienced after the accident.
Instead, you will need the help of an experienced lawyer to prove your injuries happened in the accident, at work, after a slip and fall, or more. An attorney has the experience and ability to build your case. For example, they will have a list of medical experts they can call on to prove your claims are valid, your injuries are real, and ensure you get compensation to recover.
Soft tissue injuries can have serious and long-lasting impacts for your daily life, and they should not be ignored. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you recover from your injuries by fighting on your behalf to receive the compensation you deserve.
At Regan Zambri Long PLLC, our personal injury and car accident lawyers have decades on decades of experience helping car accident victims. Contact us today to speak about the details of your case in a free consultation.