What Injuries are Considered as Soft Tissue after an Accident?

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Identifying injuries after an accident is paramount to a settlement. Injuries such as bone breaks, cuts, or burns are clearly identifiable, so the treatment is clear. Soft tissue injuries refer to injuries to tissues or muscles. These injuries are difficult generally because they are not visible in an x-ray, to the eye, or in an MRI. Even though these injuries are not clearly identifiable, they exist.

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Getting a proper diagnosis and treatment is challenging, particularly because the effect of soft tissue injury can remain throughout your life. Furthermore, because of the pain and discomfort of this injury, proper diagnosis and treatment are relevant to your well-being. Insurance companies regard soft tissue injuries with suspicion for these same reasons.

What are Soft Tissue Injuries?

Soft tissue injuries usually result from overuse or from sudden, unexpected movement. When a vehicle impacts another vehicle or object, there is a fast change in direction. The body’s muscles, nervous system, and ligaments react to this sudden, jerking, jolting motion. The resulting soft tissue injuries happen inside your body and can be painful. Examples include:

  • Whiplash: A car accident victim can experience whiplash in an accident when there is a sudden impact. Whiplash is a neck injury when the head suddenly moves backward then forward. Whiplash often occurs when a car is rear-ended.
  • Strains: A strain happens when a muscle or tendon is impacted by a strong force. The muscle or tendon may also be torn.
  • Sprains: A sprain is a partial tear to a ligament caused by a twist. Sprains usually affect ankles, knees, and wrists.
  • Bursitis: Bursitis is caused by inflammation of the bursa. A bursa is fluid-filled sacs located where muscles and tendons move over bony joints. In an accident, bursitis is caused by a direct impact on a joint. Accident victims usually will feel bursitis in their shoulder, elbow, knee, hip, foot, or ankle.
  • Bruises: A bruise, also called a contusion, is an injury caused by blunt force. A victim will receive a bruise from a blunt force such a blow from your body part hitting the car. A bruise is caused because of bleeding into the tissue resulting in pain and discoloration.

Why are Soft Tissue Injuries Relevant in an Accident?

As with all injuries, soft tissue injuries can impact your present and future health. A proper diagnosis can lead to treatment that allows for your recovery.

As with all injuries in an accident, it affects the value of your case. Soft tissue injuries are difficult to document and prove because they are not clearly identifiable by sight, in an MRI or an X-ray. Proper medical treatment is just as important including to document that the injury exists. Like all injuries in a vehicle accident, the value of your case depends on the impact of the accident on your physical health, emotional health, and the impact on your life.

Atlanta, Georgia Legal Team Specializing in Soft Tissue Injuries

The experienced injury and accident attorneys at CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm understand all that is involved with soft tissue injuries resulting from an accident. We help our clients get the best settlement in a personal injury lawsuit involving these injuries. The legal team at CEO Lawyer will partner with you to:

  • Identify your injuries and how they resulted from the accident
  • Document your injuries
  • Document how the injuries have affected your life
  • Identify the proper treatment

If you have been in an accident and have questions about your injury, call today for your free consultation.

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Help Negotiating with Insurance Carriers

To quickly resolve matters following an accident, insurance companies will offer you less than you deserve in compensation for your injuries. Many victims feel pressured to accept these offers as the bills begin to pile up, but that is rarely a good idea. The insurance company is looking to protect its bottom line; and will offer injured victims less than they deserve. An experienced personal injury attorney understands how to negotiate with the insurance company and can look out for your best interests by getting you the compensation you deserve after an injury. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, it is important to avoid negotiating or providing recorded statements to the insurance company without first seeking help from a qualified personal injury attorney.

Do You Have a Personal Injury Case?

The best way to determine if you have a personal injury case is to speak with a knowledgeable attorney. Our legal professionals have the expertise to evaluate your case and determine a strong legal strategy so that you can obtain the greatest amount of compensation possible under the law. We will enlist investigators, assistants, and other specialists to collect accident reports, speak with witnesses to your accident, and put together a plan. While you focus on your physical recovery, we will remain committed to fighting for the compensation that you deserve.

Georgia's Personal Injury & Accident Firm

Accident victims have a limited time to file a personal injury lawsuit. This time period is referred to as the statute of limitations, and in Atlanta, it lasts only two years. This means that if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you have only two years to pursue a personal injury suit. If you wait too long to reach out to an experienced attorney, you might be forever barred from seeking the compensation you deserve.

What to Expect From Your Initial Consultation With a Personal Injury Attorney?

During your initial consultation with CEO Lawyer team, we will go over the important details of your personal injury accident, which include the nature and extent of your injuries, how your injuries have impacted your ability to earn a paycheck, the cost of your medical treatment, and whether further medical treatment will be required. We will answer any questions you might have, as well, in regards to our experience, our track record of success, and what to expect from the legal process. Many personal injury victims wonder if they will be able to afford the legal fees required to pursue a lawsuit. CEO Lawyer injury and accident attorneys will not ask for any type of upfront fee unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for you. That means that if you have been harmed in a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall accident, defective product accident, or any other type of personal injury accident, you can absolutely afford to contact our law office today for assistance. In fact, you cannot afford to wait. Reach out today. We understand that some accident victims might have already obtained the assistance of an attorney but may be dissatisfied with the services provided. We are standing by and prepared to help you change legal representation, regardless of where you are in the process.

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