A soft tissue injury often involves injury to muscles, ligaments and tendons. They are very common in vehicle accidents. Sometimes these injuries don't show up on X-rays, MRIs or CT scans.
Soft tissue injuries often include sprains, strains, bruises, microtears, contusions and stress fractures. Untreated they can become fixed or worsen. Many injury victims report feeling these injuries for years after the accident that caused them.
Injuries to the muscle, ligaments and tendons often require an extended time to heal, even with the best of care.
One common soft tissue injury is whiplash. When a driver rear-ends your car, the back-and-forth jolting of your head results in strains or tears to neck muscles, tendons and ligaments. Whiplash can even damage disks and cause excruciating long-term pain.
If you are in a car accident, you should be on the lookout for these delayed reactions:
Attorney Eliot Reiner seeks payment for medical treatment and rehabilitation, for lost pay and job retraining, plus compensation for the physical and emotional pain your injury has caused you.
If you are suffering from soft tissue injuries sustained in a vehicle accident, you may be entitled to compensation. For more information, call Sacramento soft tissue injury lawyer Eliot Reiner at (916) 778-3228 to discuss what you can do.