Many accident victims neglect medical care for minor injuries sustained
in a collision. This can be a costly mistake, and actually aggravate your
existing injuries. Soft tissue injuries usually happen to your body’s
ligaments, tendons, or muscle fibers. Your ligaments act as a band of
tissue to keep your bones together, while your tendons attach your muscles
to your bones. This type of injury usually happens during sudden or uncontrolled
movements, like in a
car accident. Soft tissue injuries are often felt, but usually go unseen.
Sprains & Strains
An overstretched ligament is called a sprain, while and overstretched muscle
or tendon is called a strain. These injuries are graded by the degree
of their severity. A mild strain or sprain is usually considered to be
a Grade 1 injury, whereas a severe a strain or sprain is considered to
be a Grade 3 injury.
Sometimes when soft tissue is damaged, the swelling can take hours to appear.
Other times, the swelling and pain might happen immediately. It’s
common for bruising to show up after a day or two of the accident. Instability
in the injured area can be a sign that the injury is severe. The most
obvious sign of a soft tissue injury is pain or discomfort when you try
to move the injured body part.
Our Kingston Lawyers Can Help You
Soft tissue injury cases are difficult to prove because the presence of
pain or suffering can’t be documented with absolute certainty. Many
times, injuries like these won’t show up with diagnostic tools.
Our team of personal injury attorneys can help you find the necessary
medical records, examinations, and expert testimony needed to seek justice.
You might also be entitled to financial compensation for medical bills
or wages lost during your recovery.
Contact our team of Kingston personal injury lawyers
if you’re suffering from soft tissue injuries sustained in an accident.
With 80+ years of experience, we know what to expect when advocating for
your rights. Call (845) 340-4878 for a free case evaluation today!