Many people who have been involved in a car accident or any other type of mishap have suffered some type of soft tissue injury. If you are sore and in pain, chances are that you may have suffered one of these injuries. It is vital that you go see a doctor to get your injuries treated and diagnosed.
Since you may be eligible for financial compensation, it is also important to contact an attorney.
Our Moncks Corner injury lawyer can fight for you to receive the financial compensation that you may deserve for a soft tissue injury. Contact The West Law Firm Personal Injury Lawyers today to learn more about your legal rights.
Examples of Soft Tissue Injuries
Soft tissue injuries are one of the most common complications after you have been injured in a car accident. This category actually encompasses a variety of injuries. Soft tissues are true to their name — they are the soft parts of the body that can include:
Here are some common examples of soft tissue injuries:
Each of these injuries can have debilitating effects on you and disrupt your life.
Common Causes of Soft Tissue Injuries
Soft tissue injuries usually result from some type of trauma. Here, the type is often some type of jarring motion or physical force. The sudden nature of the trauma is what causes the injury.
You can also suffer a soft tissue injury over time. Overuse of your body could cause injuries.
The nature of the injury may be different when it results from overuse. For example, you could suffer from bursitis or tendonitis.
Here are some ways that you could suffer a soft tissue injury:
- A sudden wrenching movement that hurts your neck or back
- Slipping and falling in an awkward way
- Your neck jolts forward in a car accident
- The trauma of an accident exerts force on parts of your body
Soft tissue injuries are not always apparent at the time of your accident. You could experience some symptoms in the days after the accident. The pain and discomfort can get worse over time. Most soft tissue injuries will not get better on their own.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Soft Tissue Injuries
It is essential to get medical help as soon as possible after your injury. First, your injuries can get worse over time if you do not have them treated and diagnosed. You could need a lengthy period of rehabilitation.
Here are some possible courses of treatment after you have suffered a soft tissue injury:
- Rest and ice (which could cause you to miss time from work)
- Surgical procedures
- Physical therapy
Do not make the mistake of thinking that a soft tissue injury is “minor,” and you should not do anything about it. Even sprains can cost you a significant amount in medical bills. If you suffer ligament or tendon injuries, you may not fully recover your range of motion. Early diagnosis can be critical to recovering to the fullest extent possible.
How Our Lawyers Can Help You
There are some legal reasons why you should get prompt treatment and diagnosis:
- You would generally wait until you reach the point of maximum medical improvement to file a claim, which often depends on when you are treated
- The insurance company may claim that you made your own condition worse by failing to seek medical treatment in an appropriate amount of time
Soft tissue injuries can have a large impact on your life. Between the time that it takes to heal from your injuries and the medical costs, you will be dealing with the effects for some time.
Some who suffer soft tissue injuries after a car accident (such as whiplash) may even suffer permanent symptoms.
You have the right to full financial compensation if you can prove that someone else was responsible for your accident injuries. That is where we come into the picture. Our attorneys can:
- Assemble the case necessary to prove that someone else was responsible for your injuries
- Review your case to learn how much you may deserve in financial compensation
- Negotiate your actual compensation with the insurance company, getting them to raise their offer when they are trying to give you less
It is vital that you make that first call to the attorney. The legal process is something that you cannot afford to delay. The insurance company may try to minimize the severity of your injury.
We will speak up for you and explain your injury. Our attorneys will use your medical records to show how you have been hurt.
Contact Our Moncks Corner Soft Tissue Injury Lawyer
If you have a potential soft tissue injury claim, the West Law Firm Personal Injury Lawyers can help. We will get to the bottom of what happened and pursue all possible legal avenues on your behalf. We can discuss your case when you contact us to schedule your free initial consultation.
You can reach us through our website, or you can call us today at (843) 483-6340. You do not need to pay us anything upfront or any hourly fees while your case is pending.