When thinking of what types of injuries occur as a result of being in an accident, the list seems limitless. Broken bones, damage to internal organs, traumatic brain and head injuries, neck and spinal cord issues, burns, scrapes, and cuts are a few of the things that instantly come to mind when you hear that someone has been hurt in an accident. Some injuries are more easily identifiable, such as a broken limb, while others require a more in depth medical exam to diagnosis. Regardless of the type of injury suffered, if you have been in a wreck you are entitled to compensation for your injuries. However, if you expect a maximum recovery, you have to clearly present your case and this includes detailing how you have been hurt.
One of the most difficult types of injuries to document is a soft tissue injury. A soft tissue injury is one where the muscles, tendons, or ligaments are injured, most likely from a strain or sprain. In a car accident, the following are the most common injuries that are classified as soft tissue:
- Back pain.
- Neck pain.
- Memory loss.
The problem with seeking compensation for a soft tissue injury is that the negligent party frequently claims the injury does not exist, is not severe, or is not the result of the accident. This is why establishing fault in an accident is one the key parts of every personal injury case. Once you prove who caused the accident, and have the medical records to back up the injuries, you are one step closer to being able to put together a convincing case. Another problem with soft tissue injuries is that because they can sometimes take a while to manifest, the insurance adjuster will be hesitant to include them in any settlement. This is why it is important to seek medical attention immediately, and to develop a plan of action that includes follow up visits until you are healed. Be sure to advise your doctor of any pain, regardless of how insignificant it may seem. With a soft tissue injury, you might feel fine one day and then the next experience an increase in your pain level. It is critical to include every injury in your case, because once you reach a final agreement you are unable to go back in and include other elements of damage. We can help by thoroughly investigating your case and helping to ensure nothing is overlooked.
If you have been in a car wreck or other accident, call our office to schedule an appointment today. Let an experienced attorney help you figure what is best for you. Call a Bloomington, Minnesota personal injury attorney today.