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Your Case for Compensation After a Soft Tissue Injury

Car accidents lead to a variety of injuries, many of which are serious and life-threatening in nature. However, some of the injuries that you sustain might not be life-threatening but instead painful, nagging, and long-lasting. Soft tissue injuries are a type of injury that is sometimes considered to be less serious than other injuries but can wreak havoc entirely on your life. It is important that you speak with an attorney who can help you build your claim after you have sustained one of these injuries.

Common Types of Soft Tissue Injuries After a Car Accident 

Soft tissue injuries commonly impact the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in your body. These injuries can happen almost anywhere and lead to severe results. Here are some of the most common soft tissue injuries that occur due to car accidents every year:

Whiplash: Whiplash injuries are some of the most common soft tissue injuries that occur following a car accident. Many people realize that they have obtained one of these injuries when they start feeling stiffness in their neck and a reduced range in motion.

Sprains: Sprains and strains are also quite common after an accident and happen when a joint is overextended.

Contusions: Contusions can form on any part of your body. They can happen when certain body parts hit the inside of a vehicle such as a car door or the steering wheel. 

Hernia: Hernias occur when an organ is displaced through the cavity wall into an area of your body where it doesn’t belong.

Pinched and Compressed Nerves: Nerves can become pinched or compressed when they are put under immense strain. 

Ligament Tears: A tear in a ligament, most commonly in the knee, can decrease your range of motion in that specific area. This can make it difficult to move that area and walk in some circumstances.

Symptoms of Soft Tissue Injuries

Soft tissue injuries are known for being incredibly painful as you work toward recovery after a serious accident. Some of the symptoms of these injuries will happen right away while others you may not experience for weeks after your accident. Some of the most common include:

  • Swelling
  • Inflammation of the body part
  • Back pain
  • Sharp pains all over the body
  • Stiffness of certain body part
  • Discoloration
  • Pain that starts suddenly
  • Pain when moving a part of your body
  • Cognitive issues such as difficulty concentrating

Contacting an Attorney After a Soft Tissue Injury 

Evidence is needed to prove the existence of a soft tissue injury due to the fact that these injuries are sometimes not taken as seriously as others. As such, you may need to establish evidence though photographs of the accident scene, test results taken at the hospital, employment records, and more. Of course, having a skilled car accident attorney on your side will help you on enormous levels following an accident that is not your fault. It is important to take prompt legal action so that you can get started on working toward results. Our attorneys at Sheftall & Associates are here to assist you as you pursue compensation for a variety of aspects. Please contact our skilled law firm at 904-647-2296 for the help you deserve in your time of need.