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Don't Overlook A Soft Tissue Injury Caused By A Car Accident

by Jamie Nichols

Even when you suffer from a low-impact car crash, you might still suffer from a soft tissue injury. This type of injury can cause a lot of pain and can also be debilitating. Therefore, you'll want to seek compensation for your injuries if you are not at fault for the accident.

Two Types of Soft Tissue Injuries

One type of soft tissue injury that will likely not be caused by your accident is an overuse injury. Instead, your injury is more likely to be acute. One of the most common types of soft tissue injuries caused by an accident is whiplash. This is when your head and neck move back and forward violently. After this occurs, you can experience a stiff neck, sharp neck pain, and back problems. You might also experience cognitive problems with your memory and concentration.

One of the challenges with soft-tissue injuries is that they often do not emerge immediately. Therefore, to avoid jeopardizing your case, you will always want to see a doctor shortly after an accident to make sure that you are not suffering from a treatable injury.

How to Prove a Soft Tissue Injury Claim

You may find other types of injuries, such as a broken bone, much easier to prove. However, a soft tissue injury is more subtle. But while it is subtle, it is also very costly to treat and it can take a long time for you to fully recover. Therefore, you'll want to make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

Because you may have future medical expenses, your personal injury attorney will need to work with your medical team to determine how many treatments you will need in the long-term. This will allow you to receive a settlement that will be able to pay for your medical bills.

The soft tissue injuries will likely affect your ability to work. Therefore, you will need compensation for lost wages. Also, the pain that you experience can make it more difficult to enjoy activities that you previously enjoyed. Due to the diminished capacity to enjoy life, you deserve compensation for pain and suffering as well. 

Why You Need Help Immediately

The statute of limitations can run out if you wait too long before filing a claim. Much of the evidence may be lost. Finally, when not treated, soft tissue injuries will only become worse and can lead to life-long pain.

For more information, contact a personal injury lawyer.