Why Soft Tissue Injuries Should Be Taken Seriously
Car Accident Injury Attorneys in Dallas
Sometimes car accidents result in traumatic injuries that are visible to the naked eye, while the impact of others cannot be seen. Soft tissue injuries are very common in car accidents and often result in invisible injuries that are just as serious as broken bones. Soft tissue injuries primarily affect muscles, ligaments, and tendons, and those that result from car accidents tend to appear in the following forms:
- Sprains resulting from overuse of a muscle or tendon
- Ligament damage from overextending a joint
- Contusions and bruises
Common Soft Tissue Injuries in Car Accidents
One of the most common soft tissue injuries that can occur in an auto accident is whiplash. Whiplash occurs when a passenger is violently tossed during a car accident or has their head thrown forward as a result of sudden impact with another vehicle or object. Like other soft tissue injuries, whiplash can have negative, long-term effects, such as:
- Pain and discomfort
- Cognitive problems such as memory, focus, and alertness
- Nerve damage
- Chronic pain
Are Soft Tissue Injuries Difficult to Prove
While you may feel the full effects of a soft tissue injury in the days following your car accident, you may have some difficulty proving to a judge and jury that you have actually sustained a real injury. Due to the hidden nature of soft tissue injuries, you will likely be required to provide official, medical documentation from your doctor. Being compensated for soft tissue injuries after an accident will also require you to prove this type of injury is common in accidents like yours. In order to effectively prove your injury exists and will have negative effects on your life, and that you are entitled to compensation as a result of your soft tissue injury, you will need a strong defense.
What to Do After Sustaining a Soft Tissue Injury
Don’t take the risk of being left with the bill for your injuries. Soft tissue damage can seriously diminish your quality of life, negatively impact your work, and limit your ability to perform tasks of daily life. If you have sustained a soft tissue injury, get in touch with one of our Dallas car accident injury attorneys at Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP today.
Call our office at (214) 301-5007 or connect with a member of our teamto discuss your case.