Often insurance adjusters try to underplay your injuries by declaring it just a soft tissue issue. This is often followed by a low-ball offer meant to rook the victim. However, our skilled attorneys know that many factors can lead to this type of injury, including permanent soft tissue damage to joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons.
Often this leads to symptoms, such as discomfort, aggravation, swelling, abrasions, and blemishes. Others take a while to heal but can return as bursitis or other conditions. These cases are severe and systemic and often will not heal without surgery and therapy.
Our injury law firm deals with cases such as bulging discs and others that can require surgery. We have also dealt with brain contusions. These cases are often similar in some ways and very different in others– don’t be low-balled by a large insurance company.
The following are some of the most common soft tissue injuries:
Contusions or bruises are soft tissue injuries that often result due to blunt force in cases such as a punch, kick, fall, or drop. This results in pain, swelling, or discoloration. These can run from mild to dangerous. These will usually heal themselves but could require serious medical assistance.
A strain is an injury to a muscle or tendon, often caused by overuse, force, or stretching. If this causes a tear in the muscle occurs, surgery may be necessary. This injury occurs due to harm done to a connection component in the muscles. These injuries usually afflict muscles and tendons. Common causes of this injury are hyper-extension, overuse, stretching or overextending. Should a tear occur, the muscle will be unable to heal itself, and medical attention and perhaps surgery may be required?
Strains are injuries that specifically afflict ligaments. These are often caused by gyrating the muscle and ligament in an unexpected and manner such as a twist or rolling pressure. Sprains commonly afflict the knees, ankles, wrists, and sometimes the hips. A common severe form of a sprain is whiplash.
One of the reasons that whiplash happens in car accidents is because the head and neck are the core stabilizers in the body and are often the last to move and react. When the body moves forward quickly, the neck stays stationary, and when the body moves back, the collar receives conflicting energy.
Almost everyone that has faced injury in car accidents experienced whiplash to a degree. Whiplash can take awhile to manifest and can go undiagnosed.
It could take several days for the pain to be felt and could limit a person’s movement. The neck can become stiff and inflamed and suffer spasms. This could also be felt in the shoulders and arms and lead to tingling fingers and headaches. The effects of the case need to get addressed when the accident or pain occurs.
- Pain afflicting the neck
- Limited mobility
- Fatigue or tired edginess
- Difficulty with equilibrium/balance
- Ringing in the ears
- Hyperactive sweating
- Numb sensations in hands and feet
- Difficulty in short-term memory and concentration
If your or a loved one faces such a severe case of injury due to a car accident, fall, or other issues, make sure to get the best in legal and medical advice. The attorneys at the Ehline Law Firm are ready to fight on your behalf. We are just a phone call away for a free, no-pressure consultation.