Chesterfield Soft Tissue Injury Attorneys
What Are “Soft Tissue Injuries?”
Injuries that affect muscles, ligaments, and tendons are known as “soft tissue injuries.” In most cases, soft tissue injuries do not include damage that occurs to internal organs or bones. Rather, cuts, lacerations, bruises, burns, tears, and similar injuries are together considered soft tissue injuries.
Soft tissue injuries are by far the most common type of injury sustained in accidents, such as car or truck accidents. While some soft tissue injuries are more serious than others, all such injuries can lead to complications, ongoing pain, and lasting trauma. In some cases, victims may need extensive medical treatment, including surgeries, to address soft tissue injuries.
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Examples of Soft Tissue Injuries
There are a wide variety of injuries that fall under the umbrella of soft tissue injuries. Some of the most common examples of soft tissue injuries include:
- Herniated discs
- Bulging discs
- Neck and shoulder injuries
- Back injuries
- Torn ligaments
- Muscle spasms
- Muscle strains
Keep in mind, this list is not exhaustive. There are many other examples of soft tissue injuries, all of which can result in lasting pain, stiffness, soreness, and serious complications.
While these types of injuries can occur as a result of many different types of accidents, they are often observed in victims of motor vehicle accidents. Car accident victims often suffer whiplash, which occurs when the head and neck continues moving forward and then suddenly jerks back after the car stops quickly. This can cause serious damage to the muscles and ligaments in the neck.
Subluxation occurs when vertebrae are misaligned, resulting in nerve irritation, discomfort, and pain. Subluxation is also commonly caused by motor vehicle accidents, though it can also result from slip-and-fall accidents and other traumatic incidents.
Soft Tissue Injury Symptoms
Most severe soft tissue injuries will result in equally severe pain. However, it may take hours, days, or even weeks for the symptoms of a soft tissue injury to appear. Often, immediately following a car, truck, or another type of accident, victims will be in shock or may be dealing with more obvious and immediate injuries. Even in seemingly minor motor vehicle accidents, it is important that you always seek medical attention, as you may have suffered a soft tissue injury but don’t yet realize it. Without the proper treatment, these injuries can cause debilitating pain that may last for weeks, months, or years.
35 Years of Legal Experience
At The Roberts Law Firm, P.C., we assist people who have been harmed by other people’s negligent actions. Our Chesterfield soft tissue injury attorneys understand the unique concerns of individuals who are dealing with traumatic injuries. We can thoroughly investigate your accident to determine the cause, as well as who is liable. Our team often works with medical experts to calculate the full cost of your expected life-time care and, from there, we are able to fight to recover the full compensation you are owed.
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