Personal injury claims and lawsuits are brought by victims who suffer preventable injuries due to the negligent or wrongful acts of another. While these injuries can certainly be catastrophic injuries that alter the lives of victims in profound ways – such as when they suffer severe burns, spinal cord injuries, or traumatic brain injuries – they can also include less severe physical injuries like soft tissue damage.
Soft tissue injuries are common in personal injury cases, and they can include a range of injuries that affect muscles, ligaments, and tendons in the body. While they may not be as severe as some other forms of trauma, including bone breaks and injuries that require surgery or other serious medical intervention, they can still cause considerable pain and suffering, affect a person’s quality of life and ability to work, and create numerous physical, financial, and emotional setbacks.
At Accident Attorneys, we have handled numerous personal injury cases for victims across the Antelope Valley, and we know that soft tissue injuries can create considerable consequences for victims and their loved ones. These can include many different types of injuries, such as:
- Sprains and joint injuries
- Damaged or strained ligaments
- Contusions / severe bruising
- Misalignment of vertebrae in the back or neck
- Should, knee, wrist and ankle injuries
Because soft tissue injuries require treatment, victims will often need to attend medical appointments for things like physical therapy, chiropractic care, and other medical services they need. They may also require emergency treatment at the scene of an accident for stiches or sutures, as well as follow up visits to address recurrent and chronic pain and lasting symptoms. They can also prevent victims from working and earning wages, or performing the type of work and activities they usually do or enjoy.
While every accident and injury is unique, those resulting in soft tissue injuries can present some problems when it comes to personal injury cases and victims recovering financial compensation for their injuries and damages. For one, although soft tissue injuries should always be treated by medical professionals, insurance companies don’t always agree – and will leverage the fact that victims did not suffer catastrophic injuries in their attempts to deny or underpay valid claims, even if victims were in pain all along.
Because insurance companies are quick to fight claims involving soft tissue injuries, it is crucial for victims to seek immediate medical treatment. Doing so can not only help spot serious issues or complications victims were unaware of, but also provide documentation about their injuries and need for treatment. With such evidence, victims are in better position to fight insurance company arguments.
Whether you or a loved one suffered soft tissue injuries or serious physical harm, you have the right to recover your damages – including your pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical expenses – by pursuing a personal injury claim against the at-fault party. At Accident Attorneys, we treat all cases we handle with the utmost respect and commitment, and work to secure full and fair recoveries for our clients.
To discuss a potential case with a Lancaster personal injury lawyer from our firm, contact us for a FREE consultation.