Soft Tissue Injuries After An Accident
Accidents cause a variety of injuries, with some of these being soft tissue injuries. These may not be apparent at first because they usually don’t show outward signs, but they can turn into life-threatening medical issues if they are left unchecked.
Millions of us leave our homes every single day to go to work, drop off our children at school or just drive to the local store to shop for groceries. Nobody is usually prepared for an accident, and we are usually victims of other people’s negligent or reckless actions.
Sustaining a soft tissue injury after an accident can affect various parts of your body. Here are a few:
- Bursitis is a soft tissue injury which affects the bursa or a fluid-filled sac which usually lies in areas such as the shoulder, knee, hip or ankle.
- A contusion happens when one receives a blow to tendons, muscles or ligaments.
- Tendonitis is usually caused by repetitive movement causing inflammation in a tendon.
- A strain usually involves the stretching of a muscle sometimes leading to tearing.
- A sprain usually involves the stretching or tearing of a tendon.
Do Not Ignore Soft Tissue Injuries
These types of injuries aren’t as dramatic as broken bones or burns; however, if they are ignored, they can lead to serious complications and even death such as in the case of a blood clot developing due to blood vessel impingement over a number or hours or days. This is why it is important to go to the ER shortly after an accident even if you feel OK so you can get a clean bill of health. If these soft tissue injuries are discovered, you will have documentation in the form of receipts and medical files which will help you build a strong case in a court of law in case you decide later on that you want to file a personal injury lawsuit.
Get Legal Help Today!
We’d like to remind you not to speak to any insurance company representatives shortly after an accident. They are not on your side, and are usually looking for information to minimize or downplay your injuries so they can lowball you when it comes to paying you or even make sure that you don’t have a case. Please call us immediately after your accident so we can get you the compensation you need and deserve. Our toll-free number is 877-561-3004, and we are available any time of day. Thanks for choosing us, and we look forward to hearing from you.