• home
  • Soft Tissue Injuries

Injuries to muscles, ligaments and tendons are commonly referred to as “soft tissue injuries.” A soft tissue injury results from damage to muscles, ligaments and tendons in the body. Soft tissue injuries typically do not involve damage or injury to bones or organs. Soft tissue injuries are by far the most common types of injuries from accidents. However, continued pain and disability following a vehicle accident could be a sign of more severe injuries beyond a soft tissue injury.

A resulting soft tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic blow. A significant soft tissue injury can produce significant pain and disability. Despite the pain that a victim of a soft tissue injury experiences, a soft tissue injury often does not appear on diagnostic testing such as on an MRI.

Pain and Disability Following a Soft Tissue Injury

Recovery and disability resulting from a soft tissue injury can vary based upon the circumstances and the treatment that is received following an injury. While soft tissue injuries are sometimes hard to diagnose, the resulting pain and disability is certainly real to victims of such injuries. Obtaining sufficient and proper medical treatment and physical therapy is the key to recovery from a soft tissue injury. It is also important to receive experienced legal counsel and document your injuries to ensure full and complete compensation for your injury.

Whiplash Injuries

Whiplash Injury is a soft tissue injury caused by the head and neck being projected forward and then back in one traumatic movement. Whiplash can result in damage to ligaments and muscles in the neck and can produce significant pain, soreness and stiffness.

Common Soft Tissue Injuries

Common forms of soft tissue injuries include strains which are stretches or tears of ligaments in the body. A strain is an injury to muscle or tendon connected to the bones in the body. A contusion is a deep bruise causing pooling of blood internally within the body. A subluxation is a result of misalignment of vertebrae within the spine resulting in irritation of nerves and symptoms of pain throughout the body. Soft tissue injuries are often observed with:

  • Neck, back or shoulder injury
  • Herniated disks
  • Bulging disks
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Muscle spasms
  • Torn ligaments
  • Concussions

Symptoms of a Soft Tissue Injury

Often times it is not until several days, weeks or months after an auto accident that a soft tissue injury manifests itself. Soft tissue injuries can be debilitating for days, months or years. These types of injuries are a major source of pain, discomfort and disability. In some cases they can prevent you from doing your job and can affect your quality of life.

No Recovery, No Fee: Missouri Tendon and Ligament Injury Attorney

The Roberts Law Firm P.C. takes personal injury cases on a contingency basis. This means you will only pay attorney’s fees if we obtain compensation for you. For a free consultation with a lawyer, call us toll-free at 866-585-5643 or contact us online.

The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely on advertisements.
The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.