How Car Accidents Can Lead to Soft Tissue Injuries
Car accidents – even relatively minor ones – can lead to many types of injuries, including soft tissue injuries. A soft tissue injury is an injury that causes damage to an accident victim’s tendon, ligament, or muscle. Soft tissue injuries include injuries like muscular strains and sprains. Even though soft tissue injuries do not involve broken bones, they can still be extremely painful and may require extensive medical treatment, including physical therapy, to correct. This medical treatment can also be expensive.
If you have suffered a soft tissue injury in an accident that came about because of another person’s negligence, you should speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. The Chicago car accident lawyers at Malman Law can assist you by filing a personal injury claim on your behalf and pursuing the damages you deserve for the soft tissue injuries which you suffered in your accident. Please give us a call today at (312) 629-0099 or contact us online to learn more about how we may be able to assist.
How Soft Tissue Injuries Occur in Car Accidents
Car accidents can lead to serious injuries, including soft tissue sprains, strains, and muscular contusions. These accidents often involve one or more vehicles stopping abruptly and/or a sharp jerking action. These types of movements can cause a driver or passenger’s head and neck to whip back and forth in a classic whiplash motion. Moreover, an abrupt stop can cause a driver or passenger’s knees to contact the console, resulting in a soft tissue knee contusion.
A driver or passenger’s head may also make contact with the steering wheel, headrest, or window, causing an injury. Seatbelts may cause a contusion or some degree of bruising in a car accident. Finally, a vehicle occupant’s arm or shoulder could make contact with the window or door in an accident, resulting in a muscular contusion or rotator cuff injury to the shoulder.
Treatment Following a Soft Tissue Injury
If you are involved in a motor vehicle collision in which you sustain a soft tissue injury, your first step should be to seek follow up medical care with your primary care doctor – or preferably at a hospital emergency room or urgent care center. While treatment for a soft tissue injury sometimes involves surgery, in most cases, these soft tissue injuries can be treated with physical therapy and other forms of non-invasive medical treatment.
As part of a personal injury car accident claim, the accident victim may be able to recover monetary compensation, not only for the medical and physical therapy bills he or she incurred, but also for any permanent injury resulting from the accident.
Speak with a Chicago Car Accident Lawyer About Your Case Today
The legal team at Malman Law is ready to help you pursue monetary compensation for your soft tissue injury. To schedule a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a Chicago car accident lawyer, please call us at (312) 629-0099 or contact us online to learn more.
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