Car and truck accidents can cause serious injuries. Broken bones, injury to internal organs, muscle sprains and strains, and significant head trauma are common injuries for car wrecks. These types of injuries are usually easily visible, while other types of injuries take a while to develop and make their presence known. The problem with an injury that isn’t visible to the naked eye is that it can be hard to determine how to best compensate an injured person for that injury.
Among the most common type of injury in this category is a soft tissue injury. These include:
- Sprains and strains: recommended treatment is rest, ice, and elevating the afflicted area.
- Stress injuries: a stress fracture is not as severe as a broken bone, but is a close cousin to a break. You may require a cast for a stress injury, or simply some time off may help with the healing process.
- Tendonitis: anti-inflammatory medication or steroid injections can be helpful when treating tendonitis.
The impacted parts of your body with these types of injuries are muscles, ligaments, and tendons. The injury may include a bruising of these muscles or tendons, and that can be hard to identify on an x-ray or through other medical procedure. Diagnosis of a soft tissue injury requires a thorough medical work-up and may even require long lasting physical therapy in order to fully heal. When symptoms persist, continued medical attention is required and you are entitled to be compensated for that care. Call our office for a review of the specifics of your case and injuries.
If you’ve been hurt in an accident, let an experienced attorney help recover a full and fair compensation for all of your injuries. We explain all the aspects of your case so there are no surprises. Call a Bloomington, Minnesota personal injury attorney today and schedule your appointment.