Soft Tissue Injuries
Soft tissue injuries are common in motor vehicle accidents. Get help with your claim from a qualified car accident lawyer in Edinburg, TX.
A car crash, especially one that happens at high speeds, can result in an array of injuries. These injuries can be expensive to treat, painful, disabling, and life-changing in some cases. One type of injury that is incredibly common is that of a soft tissue injury. If you have suffered soft tissue injuries as a result of a car accident caused by the negligence of another party, an experienced car accident attorney at the Law Office of Raul A. Guajardo, P.L.L.C can help. Call our firm today for the counsel you can trust.
Types of Soft Tissue Injuries
The soft tissues refer to the body’s ligaments, muscles, and tendons. Soft tissues exist from the neck to the toes, and therefore a soft tissue injury can occur nearly anywhere in the body. Common soft tissue injuries include:
- As defined by Johns Hopkins Medicine, a sprain is a partial tear to a ligament that is most commonly caused by an acute twist or wrench. Sprains typically happen near major joints, such as the knee, wrist, or ankles. While surgical repair could be required in situations where the tear is complete, most of the time, a sprain will heal itself with rest and at-home treatment.
- While a sprain is an injury to a ligament, a strain is an injury to a muscle or tendon. This type of injury is caused by overuse (not relevant in a car accident case) or by force or stretching. Like sprains, surgery is typically only necessary in the case that the muscle or tendon is torn; otherwise, a strain will usually heal with rest.
- A contusion refers to a large bruise, which happens when there is bleeding into the tissue. Contusions are common in car accident claims, as they occur as a result of blunt force to the affected area. Sometimes, serious contusions do require the examination of a medical professional.
- Whiplash is one of the most common soft tissue injuries in a car accident and occurs when the head is whipped back as a result of the force of the crash, straining the muscles and tissues within the next. Whiplash can be a very painful injury type that also leads to pain in the head (headache) and shoulders, as well as numbness in the arms.
Compensation for Soft Tissue Injuries
If you have suffered a soft tissue injury, you may require medical care, medical supplies (such as a brace, sling, over-the-counter or prescription medication, etc.), time off of work to heal, and even surgery in some cases. Our lawyer will advocate for your right to the full value of economic and noneconomic damages you have suffered as a result of a soft tissue injury.
Call Our Edinburg TX Law Firm Today
For a free consultation with our Edinburg car accident lawyer at the Law Office of Raul A. Guajardo, P.L.L.C., please call us today. We can start working on your case immediately.