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What Does It Mean to Have a Soft Tissue Injury?

The types of injuries that can result from a car accident range from serious injuries such as fatalities to fractured bones and head trauma. According to recent data, the most common types of injuries occur to the soft areas of the body such as ligaments, tendons and muscles. After a car accident an injured party may experience pain in their head, neck, back or lower extremities. The pain from these types of injuries may appear immediately or may take a few days to fully materialize. Regardless, it is important to receive a full medical examination if any concerns or pain is present following an automobile accident.

The primary reason for this is preservation of evidence. Often times soft tissue injuries are not visible with the naked eye. It is easy to detect a bruise, burn or scarring. However, internal damage may require further analysis in order to prove in court. Therefore, in addition to collecting photographs of the accident scene, damage to vehicles involved, witness statements and photos of injuries, it is imperative that your medical examinations are carefully reviewed for evidence of injuries directly related to the accident. To fully evaluate the cause of pain associated with a violent automobile collision most doctors will perform an MRI to diagnose problems with different parts of the body such as internal organs, tissue and the skeletal system. In other words, a proper medical examination can tell you whether you have a bruise or a medical condition requiring surgery, such as a strain or ligament tear.

An experienced personal injury attorney will collect all of the above-mentioned evidence as well as preserve the client’s right to recover for medical expenses, time off of work, vehicle damage and pain and suffering. The time for treatment of a soft-tissue injury from a car accident will vary from person to person. The important thing to remember is that delays in your treatment may negatively affect your ability to recover. The Faucette Law Firm, LLC works with the client as they complete treatment and prepare resolution of their case. If you have any questions related to an automobile accident contact our law firm today for a consultation.