Fair Compensation For Soft Tissue Injuries
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Identifying Soft Tissue Injuries
Soft tissue injuries are the result of damage to muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Soft tissue damage can occur long before the threat of broken bones or other types of internal injury. Auto accidents are a leading cause of soft tissue injury but any kind of sudden trauma can produce one.
Soft tissue injuries can keep you out of work for long periods or even permanently They often require extensive medical treatment and care. Some soft tissue injury sufferers never fully recover. At Winters & Yonker, P.A., our Tampa soft injury lawyer team helps victims of soft tissue injuries recover the compensation they deserve for their pain and suffering. If you have become a victim of a soft tissue injury, call us at 888-373-7770 or by any of the means listed on this page for a free consultation.
Call or click right now if you have experienced any of the following after a car accident, slip and fall, workplace accident, or any other mishap that you believe to be responsible for your injury:
- Swelling and damage to your hips, knees, back, or neck
- Excessive pain when making specific motions (walking, turning your head, exercising, etc.)
- Muscular pain that does not decrease over time
- Pain that does not respond to over-the-counter remedies
Seek Medical Help First
Seeking medical treatment after an accident is always your first priority. Do not assume that if you have no pain immediately following the accident, you don’t have any injuries. The effects of soft tissue injuries can show up hours, days, or even weeks later. You also have better odds of securing a reasonable judgment if you seek help immediately as opposed to waiting. If you declined medical care at the scene, it is not too late to start the process. Visit your local ER or Urgent Care facility as quickly as possible, then call us.
Our Tampa personal injury law firm has successfully fought and won countless motor vehicle accident and personal injury claims. Our lawyers provide quality service and aggressive support throughout the entire process. From the point where we open your case to the securing of a settlement or judgment that fully compensates you for the pain and expense associated with your injury, we fight aggressively to get you every penny you deserve.
Our experienced legal team can also help you document your injuries and find much needed medical care. Knowing the extent of your injuries and the steps needed to treat them will help us build your case. Our goal is to ensure that you have all the money and support you need to return to as normal a life as possible after your accident.
Before You Accept an Insurance Settlement, Read This
Believe it or not, “Soft tissue injury” is not a medical or legal term. It was actually was coined by the insurance industry as a means of persuading judges, juries, and people like you that certain injuries don’t matter. After all, a “soft injury” doesn’t sound as severe as a “spine injury” or “head fracture.” it suggests minor inconvenience and fast recovery. The truth is, a soft tissue injury is often anything but.
The term, however, has done a stellar job of influencing public perception. This is why you need a lawyer. We know and understand the truth about the extent of soft tissue injuries and we make sure that no judge or jury takes a soft stand on them when it comes time for you to collect.
Insurance companies are happy to offer you a minimal settlement in their own favor in the favor of their clients. They use manipulative tactics to convince you that you won’t be able to do any better. If you haven’t already, do not discuss details of the accident with an insurance adjuster until you consult with a lawyer. If you have already had conversations with an insurance company about your accident, refrain from having anymore and call us immediately at 888-373-7770.
The insurance wants to undermine the seriousness of your injury. At Winters & Yonker, we fight for full accountability on the part of negligent individuals, particularly motor vehicle operators, and their insurance companies. If you or someone you love has been injured as the result of negligence, let us help you get the compensation you deserve.
Whiplash and Other Soft Tissue Injuries
While soft tissue injuries come in many forms and affect many different parts of the body, whiplash is by far the most common. It is a soft tissue injury that affects muscles in the neck. It is caused by sudden, forceful motion like that experienced in an auto collision. It doesn’t show up on x-rays, but it is nonetheless capable of causing extreme pain and can limit the range of motion in your neck, shoulders, arms, and back.
Soft tissue therapy is an oft-prescribed course of treatment following a whiplash injury. Without the necessary treatment, whiplash is capable of causing chronic, lasting pain that goes on for years.
Other Soft Tissue Injuries
As mentioned, soft tissue injuries can affect many parts of the body. The effects depend on the details of the accident and may include any or all of the following:
- Lower back pain
- Chronic muscle pain
- Inability to stand or sit for long periods
- Any pain in the muscles or bones (excluding fractures) that presents after an accident
These injuries often result in swelling, bruising, and limitation of mobility and function. Soft tissue injuries are often more difficult to treat than fractures and, in some cases, cannot be treated at all beyond prescribing painkillers and anti-inflammatories.
Progression of a Soft Tissue Injury
All injured muscles develop scar tissue as they heal, leaving them weaker and less supple than they were before the injury. Various physical therapies can help minimize the damage of muscle injuries by helping to align the scar tissue as it forms. Of course, these remedies all cost money, and that is why we so strongly advise working with a qualified soft tissue injury attorney to sort out your treatment needs and costs.
Proving Soft Tissue Injury
Soft tissue injuries are often not observable even with the aid of diagnostic tools, making it more difficult to prove the actual extent of the injury. Pain is a very subjective thing and proving that you are actually in pain can be a challenge without the aid of visual evidence of trauma.
Insurance company attorneys will always argue that you are not as severely injured as you claim to be. At Winters & Yonker, our soft tissue injury lawyer team understands the subjective nature of pain. We will never try to downplay or undermine the extent of your injury or the disruption is causing you. We have heard every argument an insurance company can make, and we know how to respond.
Call us today at 888-373-7770 to arrange a free, no-risk initial consultation, or get in touch online. Our Tampa soft tissue injury lawyer team is available 24/7/365 and can meet with you in our offices or anywhere convenient for you. That includes home, work, or even in the hospital. Don’t wait – call today!