Why Soft Tissue Injuries Should Be Taken Seriously
Car accidents are the leading cause of personal injury in the country. There are more than 6 million accidents that take place in the country and many times there is more than one person in a car when an accident happens. There are a plethora of injuries that one can suffer from an accident including:
- Soft tissue injuries
- Broken bones
- Brain damage
When you have been in an accident that was not your fault, the bilingual, Spanish-speaking team of Arizona serious injury attorneys at ELG can help you. Our experienced team will fight aggressively on your behalf because we understand how important it is to obtain the most compensation possible for victims.
What Are Soft Tissue Injuries?
The muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and blood vessels are considered soft tissues. These parts of the body are more prone to damage in all accidents including car accidents, slip and fall accidents, blunt trauma, or during sports. There are three types of soft tissue injury categories which are:
- Sprains occur when a joint is overextended causing the ligaments to pull and overstretch
- Strains are tears or ripping of the muscular tissue and tendons
- Contusions result from burst blood vessels which are seen as bruises
It is not uncommon to get push back from insurance companies that these types of injuries do not warrant a large settlement or much concern. The reality is that any type of injury you suffer from an accident that was not your fault should not be diminished by anyone, including the insurance companies. It isn’t just the unsightly appearance of these injuries but also the pain and associated symptoms these injuries inflict. A soft tissue injury also comes with swelling, pain, inflammation, stiffness, may limit mobility, limiting the range of motion, cause headaches, and chronic soreness.
While these symptoms can resolve themselves in a couple of days to a couple of weeks, some of these injuries can cause victims residual harm for months to years. Complications from the symptoms which cause long-term pain and suffering may also lead to other negative health outcomes such as fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, scarring, deformation, and even mental pain in the form of anxiety or depression.
There is a wide range of treatment options and resources one may need to treat these serious injuries. Physical therapy, occupational therapy, surgery, medications, walking assistance equipment, etc. may all result from a severe soft tissue injury. It is not cheap paying for this care, which is why soft tissue injuries deserve the same amount of consideration as other injuries.
Finding An Arizona Serious Accident Injury Lawyer
The Arizona automobile accident injury lawyers at the ELG know how far-reaching soft tissue injuries can be for victims who are suffering from them. We pride ourselves on providing our clients with the most effective legal representation possible. We will take on the insurance companies on your behalf so that you obtain a full and fair settlement after your claim comes to its completion.
Call us at (623) 877-3600 to set up your free consultation at either of our locations in Phoenix and Mesa, Arizona for your convenience.