What is a Soft Tissue Injury?
August 16, 2013
There are two types of tissue in a body. Bones are hard tissue. All other tissue is soft tissue. There is a large range of types of soft tissue injuries that can be the result of a car accident, pedestrian accident or motorcycle accident or other dangerous incident. Soft tissue injuries from repetitive stress at work, a slip and fall, or other types of accidents are very painful, and can prevent the injured person from being able to work or perform common daily tasks without severe pain. Cuts, lacerations, sprains, and strains are examples of less serious injuries which are expected to heal over time, although the recovery time needed varies widely. More severe injuries include whiplash, and torn muscles or connective tissue and nerve damage.
Whiplash is an injury which occurs most commonly in accidents which cause the neck and head to move back and forth beyond their normal range of motion, damaging the muscles and connective tissue. This type of violent back and forth motion can result in a traumatic brain injury if the brain strikes the inside of the skull with enough impact. Physicians can diagnose broken bones through the use of X-Ray. Soft tissue injuries often do not show up using diagnostic equipment. Ligaments connect bone to bone and tendons connect muscles to bones. When a tendon or ligament is detached or torn, surgery is required to effect a re-attachment.
Nerves which have been crushed or otherwise injured may result in permanent damage. Insurance companies will routinely minimize the severity of a whiplash or other soft tissue injury in order to reduce the amount of compensation they must pay out to the injured person. If you are suffering from this kind of painful injury, you need a skilled and aggressive soft tissue injury attorney to ensure that you receive full compensation for your injuries. At our firm your case is handled by an experienced injury lawyer in Atlanta who is committed to pursuing full damages. For a free case evaluation call Henningsen Injury Attorneys, P.C. for more information.