Soft Tissue Injuries — Common And Painful After Traffic Accidents
Many serious injuries are immediately obvious: a limb is amputated, an organ is punctured, a bone is broken. The next category of injuries are the soft tissue injuries, which often don’t show up on X-rays: the strains and sprains of joints, ligaments, muscle and connective tissue. While not as life-threatening or catastrophic, soft tissue injuries can nevertheless cause major extended disruptions in people’s lives.
Following is a list of common categories of soft tissue injuries, broadly defined. Note that these injuries could result from almost any kind of situation, from a car accident to a workplace accident to a fall.
- Strained muscles
- Sprained joints (including whiplash)
- Contusions (bruises)
- Chest and neck injuries
- Eye injuries
- Punctures and penetrations
- Avulsion (torn skin)
- Burns and scarring
- Repetitive stress injuries
Soft tissue injuries can require advanced pain medication, extended icing, rest and elevation. Chiropractic treatment is often the preferred approach, along with physical therapy.
Rely On The Man They Call ‘Mister Soft Tissue’
When you file a claim for lost time and medical expenses, be aware that insurance companies will offer you a lowball settlement, if anything. They will say your injury isn’t serious, it’s just a scratch, etc. That’s where an experienced soft tissue injury lawyer like Jeff Pheffer comes in. Jeff Pheffer knows how to represent the full cost of these injuries, including mental anguish, if your injury had that result.
If your injury set you back, and it was the result of someone’s carelessness or indifference, you are entitled to compensation. To learn more, talk to personal injury attorney Jeff Pheffer at Pheffer Law in Los Angeles, California, at 310-909-7801.