When it comes to car accident injuries, many people automatically think of broken bones, internal bleeding, or traumatic brain injuries. However, soft tissue injuries are a common type of injury sustained in even minor wrecks. If someone else is responsible for your soft tissue injuries, you have a legal right to file a claim with their insurance company.
It’s important to remember that insurance companies often think claimants are exaggerating these injuries and may even try to deny soft tissue injury claims. Here are the challenges you may run into and how to overcome them.
Common Types of Soft Tissue Injuries
Essentially, a soft tissue injury is one that causes damage to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, or surrounding tissues. These injuries occur when the body moves beyond its normal range in a high-impact collision, which can even occur during a fender bender or another type of “minor” crash. Some of the most common types of soft tissue injuries include:
- Back strain
- Pinched or compressed nerves
- Other sprains or strains
- Rotator cuff tear
Symptoms for soft tissue injuries will vary, depending on the severity of the injury. It may take a few days for symptoms to show up, but when they do, the injury may require treatment with a chiropractor, physical therapy, and physician. Additionally, these injuries are notorious for causing lingering pain that can impact one’s daily life.
The Challenges of Proving a Soft Tissue Injury Claim
Sadly, insurance companies make it difficult to prove even legitimate soft tissue injury claims. Since these injuries do not show up on x-rays or other diagnostic tools, they may try to deny a claimant’s pain and discomfort because there is a lack of irrefutable evidence proving the injury.
For this reason, it’s crucial that you always seek medical attention immediately after a car crash, even if you initially don’t feel injured. As we mentioned, soft tissue injuries commonly don’t show symptoms immediately. Getting medical treatment will create a paper trail of your medical records, your doctor’s notes, the treatment you are receiving, and how you are suffering. All of this can be used as evidence by your attorney to prove your injuries and maximize your claim.
We Will Fight for Your Maximum Compensation
Never let an insurance company trick you into thinking your case isn’t worth anything because of a soft tissue injury. At Law Offices Of Vic Feazell, P.C., our Waco car accident attorneys have been standing up for those injured against insurance company bullies for decades. You have our word we will fight hard to ensure a solid case is built on your behalf.
Get the justice and the maximum compensation that you deserve. Contact our team at (254) 938-6885 to get started with a free consultation! You can also fill out our online contact form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.