It’s easy for many accident victims who suffer soft tissue injuries to disregard them or to not take them seriously. Any injury that has been caused by someone else’s negligence should be viewed as serious, even if it seems minor at the time.
Some common soft tissue injuries include strains, sprains, and contusions, and may be caused by automobile accidents, slip and fall accidents, and accidents in the workplace. Even though you may consider yourself lucky that you only suffered a soft tissue injury, those injuries still need medical attention and can cause the victim to take time off work. They can also be very painful.
Soft tissue injuries generally involve the tendons, ligaments, and muscles that surround the bones in the body. Many accident victims who receive soft tissue injuries live with the pain and never seek medical assistance or compensation. They may consider the injuries too minor to complain about. However, these injuries can require medical treatment, can cause time off work, and can be very painful. The injuries may also become worse over time and can leave the accident victim paying for the expenses if the accident victim did not make a claim at the outset.
If you have been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence and suffered a soft tissue injury, you should speak with an attorney. Your injury is likely painful and probably requires medical treatment. In addition, it may be permanent. Call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles automobile accident attorney at 310-385-0567 to learn more about your legal options.