Car accident victims left with soft tissue injuries may need help with their injuries and the impact of those injuries on their lives. Soft tissue injuries can be debilitating, worsen over time and require ongoing treatment and care which is costly.
Soft tissue injuries refer to injuries to the soft areas of the body including muscles, tendons and ligaments. The most common type of soft tissue injury is a whiplash injury but other types of soft tissue injuries include sprains, strains and bruising. Whiplash injuries occur when the victim’s head is violently jolted back and forth which is not uncommon in car accidents. Car accident victims struggling with a soft tissue injury may be experiencing and trying to cope with soreness, swelling, bruising and stiffness.
Symptoms of soft tissue injuries, which can gradually grow worse over time, include stiffness in the neck, sharp neck pains, back problems and memory and concentration problems. Soft tissue injuries can have a significant impact on the lives of victims and their families. Fortunately, personal injury legal protections are available to help victims recover compensation for the physical, financial and emotional harm they have suffered in a car accident.
A personal injury claim for damages can help victims recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering which are all commonly associated with car accident and soft tissue injuries. When a negligent driver has caused a car accident that resulted in harm to the victim, personal injury legal options and protections are important for victims and their families to be familiar with.