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Soft Tissue Injuries

A soft tissue injury can occur in almost any area of the body, resulting from almost any type of accident. These injuries occur frequently in many types of motor vehicle accidents and workplace accidents. They can affect parts of the body such as the neck, lower back, arms, legs, hands, feet, torso and face.

If you have sustained soft tissue injuries in an accident that was someone else’s fault, you may be entitled to pursue compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, physical and emotional pain and suffering, and other damages. You should seek legal advice immediately – before you discuss the matter with an insurance adjuster and before you sign anything.

The lawyers at Kraft & Associates, P.C. can advise you about your rights after an accident that caused soft tissue injuries. Please call us at (214) 999-9999 or contact us online.

Types of Soft Tissue Injuries

There are two basic types of soft tissue injury: extrinsic trauma and intrinsic trauma. Extrinsic trauma involves contact with a blunt object that causes closed damage to the tissue, or with a sharp object that causes open damage. With intrinsic trauma, damage to the tissue is caused from within, as by overstretching or repetitive overuse.

Soft tissue injuries resulting from accidents can be long-lasting and painful. The following are some types of soft tissue injuries:

  • Sprains (ligament damage).
  • Strains (damage to the muscles).
  • Contusions.
  • Pinched nerves.
  • Whiplash.

Whiplash is one of the most common car accident soft tissue injuries, particularly in rear-end collisions. It happens when the impact of a collision causes the head to snap backward and forward in a whip-like motion, causing injury to the neck.

Causes of Soft Tissue Injuries

Motor vehicle occupants often suffer soft tissue damage as the result of an accident. Many victims of the following types of motor vehicle accidents suffer mild to severe soft tissue injuries:

Soft tissue injuries in the workplace can result from a number of causes. The National Safety Council reports the following facts about on-the-job injuries:

  • Slipping/tripping can cause muscle injuries and a variety of medical issues.
  • Falling from heights can result in a range of serious injuries, including soft tissue damage.
  • Reaction injuries, in which slipping or tripping occurs without falling, are a major cause of soft tissue injuries.
  • Walking into objects such as walls, doors or furniture in the workplace can result in injuries to soft tissue.
  • Machine entanglement can twist, strain, sprain, crush, lacerate or sever limbs and other parts of the body.
  • Repetitive motion can strain muscles and tendons, causing soft tissue injury.

Legal Assistance for Victims of Soft Tissue Injuries

If you have suffered a soft tissue injury through someone else’s negligence, it is important to consult with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer and actively pursue the maximum compensation you are entitled to receive. The experienced lawyers at Kraft & Associates, P.C., are dedicated to protecting your rights. We can thoroughly examine the facts in your case and work with investigators to establish the liability of the party who caused your injuries.

Our lawyers have been helping soft tissue injury victims in Northern Texas for decades. We know to handle these cases, and we have helped clients obtain fair compensation for their injuries. Whether your case is settled out of court or we take it to trial, you can rest assured that we have the skills and experience needed to provide you with vigorous representation in your accident claim.

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