In the most serious accidents, it is very likely that you will sustain various types of injuries. When your car accident occurs, you may feel scared or helpless as you wonder how your injuries can lead to a complicated lawsuit; however, we are here for you in your time of need. Understanding soft tissue injuries and how much your case will be worth will help put you on the right track to recovery.
What Are Soft Tissue Injuries?
Soft tissue injuries are one of the most common types of injuries that you may come into contact with in a car accident. These injuries are any injury to the body’s “softest” areas, from ligaments to muscles and tendons. You may have experienced one of these injuries before in your lifetime, such as sprains and contusions. Though they are not life-threatening, they can still cause you pain and discomfort that comes from the swelling and bruising after an accident. If you were in a severe accident, you could find that you are bumped or jolted around, which can lead to soft tissue injuries quite easily.
In fact, one of the most common injuries that come from these movements is “whiplash,” which you may be familiar with. This type of injury is usually not seen as “severe” by insurance companies, but in many cases it can cause many complications that are slow to appear. It can lead to chronic pain and discomfort due to stiffness, sharp pains in the neck, back problems, and even cognitive issues. These injuries usually tend to appear when there is a rear-end accident and the impact causes your head to move back and forth in a violent manner. No matter what, if you have been involved in a car accident, you should always seek medical attention because you may not know that you have whiplash at first and symptoms could appear within days or weeks.
How Your Case is Valued
There are many ways that the insurance company will value your case, based on a variety of factors such as your wage losses, the healthcare providers you’ve used, the effect the injuries have on your daily living, whether or not you have a permanent disability, and more. Most of the time, the value of your case will depend upon your credibility and the circumstances surrounding your case.
Soft tissue injury cases can sometimes be difficult to prove, as many of these injuries will not show up by use of the common diagnostic tools that are used to find other serious injuries. The best thing that you can bring to the courtroom with the help of your attorney is detailed documentation that outlines your symptoms and treatment by professionals in the field. Your case could involve many other elements, from expert witnesses to testify on your behalf, to showing testimony that these injuries are typical in car accidents.
Luckily, in your time of need, you can count on us. Soft tissue injuries can have a direct impact on your life and keep you out of work, land you in medical debt as the bills pile, or leave you temporarily or permanently disabled in the worst cases. Call an attorney who has your back through it all, at McGuire Law Firm. We work for you to get the best results.
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