Soft tissue injuries are generally less serious than other types of injuries that can occur in a car accident, but still should be taken seriously. They can cause a great deal of pain, as well as time off work and medical expenses.
Soft tissue injuries normally involve the ligaments, tendons, and muscles in the body. Some common types of soft tissue injuries include strains, sprains, contusions, tendonitis, whiplash, and bursitis. Many people who have a soft tissue injury in an accident never seek medical attention and simply decide to live with the pain. However, soft tissue injuries can require medical treatment and lost wages. If not treated, they may become worse over time, and the injured person may be forced to pay the expenses if he or she did not initially make a claim for the injury.
Unfortunately, it’s very common for insurance companies to downplay the importance of a soft tissue injury. Because they can be difficult to diagnose in some cases, insurance adjusters may accuse the accident victim of faking the injury. They may ignore the realities of soft tissue injuries, which are they can be very painful and can require medical attention in order to maximize recovery.
If you have suffered from a soft tissue injury, do not ignore it and assume that there’s nothing you can do. Seek medical treatment and speak with an attorney. If you ignore it, it could be permanent and could worsen over time. If you’re in Los Angeles, call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles automobile accident attorney at 310-385-0567. I can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.