Soft Tissue Injuries After a Car Accident
Soft tissue injuries are considered the most common medical conditions sustained in a car accident. These injuries can occur in even minor car accidents. Sprains and strains are not life-threatening, but can severely disrupt your life and ability to perform work tasks. It is important that car accident victims seek treatment for their soft tissue injuries and consult with a car accident attorney about their potential rights to compensation.
At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, our Atlanta auto accident lawyers have assisted thousands of clients suffering from soft tissue injuries due to car accidents. Our compassionate firm understands that these injuries can be painful and debilitating. As such, we fight for each injured client to achieve the justice they deserve.
What are Soft Tissue Injuries?
Soft tissue injuries encompass bruising, strains, sprains and damage to ligaments, tendons and muscles within the body. These injuries involve the "soft" areas of the body, as opposed to the bone. Whiplash is one of the most common soft tissue injuries, involving a strain to the neck. This injury occurs due to the rapid back and forth motion of the head and neck during a car accident. However, the neck is far from the only part of the body susceptible to sprains and strains. Accident victims can experience injury to their shoulder, knee, ankle, wrist, foot, hands and other areas of the body.
Pain and Limitations Associated with Soft Tissue Injuries
At times, the severity of soft tissue injuries is minimized. However, they can be quite painful and considerably impact your daily life. Some of these injuries might require the use of a brace or bandaging to stabilize the affected areas. In some cases, the accident victim might not be able to walk or use the injured part of the body for days, weeks or even months. Other times, physical therapy might be necessary in order to regain strength as well as range of motion.
For many soft tissue injured victims, work tasks become difficult, if not impossible, to perform. As such, accident victims might be forced to miss work, which could leave them without adequate funds to cover necessary living expenses. These injuries could also require ongoing medical care, which is expensive.
Obtaining Medical Treatment
You should always seek medical attention for an injury following a car accident. Soft tissue injuries commonly require prompt medical treatment to prevent them from worsening, so you should keep copies of all medical bills and radiology reports in order to pursue your claim in the future. Consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible for assistance with your potential action against the at-fault driver responsible for the accident. An attorney can investigate the facts of what happened and take the necessary steps to protect your rights.
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At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, we have been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout all of Georgia and in the Southeast for over 37 years, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state.
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