WHAT are SOFT TISSUE INJURIES?
Soft Tissue Injuries – in the context of an accident case – have a very simple meaning. It means that you may have been in a low-impact collision, or survived a much more powerful collision without breaking any bones or rupturing ligaments / tendons.
Soft Tissue Injuries are looked down upon by Insurance companies. They’ll try their hardest to limit payouts if the injury is not objective (EG: broken bones, torn ligaments, etc.). They will attempt to get you to agree to a lowball settlement because they’ll say it’s just bruising and it should heal right away.
This is as far from the truth and science as possible. Soft tissue injuries can linger for months, if not years, without proper treatment.
One of the most common soft tissue injuries is whiplash, which occurs when your head is jerked forward and then backwards suddenly – like in a car accident.
Again, these injuries can take weeks or even months to show up, and may include neck pain and stiffness, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue.
If you’ve been in an accident and are experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to see a doctor right away and get a diagnosis. Insurance companies will often try to downplay the seriousness of soft tissue injuries, but don’t be fooled – these injuries can have a major impact on your life.
If you’ve been in an accident and have suffered a soft tissue injury, contact the best personal injury lawyers, the Law Badgers, to discuss your case. An experienced lawyer can help you navigate the insurance companies’ labyrinth of pitfalls.
Don’t let the insurance company take advantage of you – know your rights and get the compensation you deserve.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We’re here to help.
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