Many people appeal physical unharmed after a car accident, but they may still be injured. Soft tissue injuries are often unseen and may not even be noticeable at the time of the accident. However, these injuries can be serious and require medical attention. You might be entitled to receive compensation for this type of injury if you were hurt in a car accident, fall, or another incident through no fault of your own.
What is a Soft Tissue Injury?
A soft tissue injury may not be recognizable to the naked eye. It often occurs below the skin with no signs immediately evident. Some examples of this type of injury include:
- Bruises on the tissue
- Sprained or strained wrists or ankles
- Damaged muscles, ligaments or tendons
- Whiplash injuries
Many times, these injuries seem like no big deal, and they often heal on their own. However, even a minor soft tissue injury can lead to major health problems. A medical provider should always check you after any accident. Some soft tissue damages can keep you from performing your normal daily tasks.
It’s important to get a physical evaluation following an accident to ensure you do not have any soft tissue injuries or that they are not serious. Complications from these injuries can impact your life. You may need surgery, prescription medications, or physical therapy to recover from the injury. An incident that involves soft tissue injury can cause problems with your health and other aspects of your life. You may miss work, causing a financial burden for yourself and your family. It is crucial that you treat a soft tissue injury as seriously as you do any other type of injury.
Call a New Orleans Accident Attorney
If you have been injured in an accident and have a soft tissue injury, you deserve to be compensated for the costs of medical care. You may also be eligible for compensation for lost income if you missed work because of your injury. The other party may try to avoid responsibility, which often happens in soft tissue claims. Since soft tissue injuries are not always evident by an outward sign of injury, you may need to hire an attorney to protect your right to a fair and just settlement.
Insurance companies often deny soft tissue damages alleging that the victim is not as injured as he or she claims. We often have to aggressively fight insurance companies for compensation for our clients who have suffered soft tissue injuries. It is not fair for an insurance company to deny a claim simply because the person does not have an outward sign of trauma. Therefore, we take these cases very seriously as we stand up for the rights of our clients.
If you have been injured in an accident, we encourage you to call our office for a free appointment with a New Orleans accident attorney. You can reach Attorney Fred Olinde of The Olinde Firm by calling (504) 587-1440 or 1-800-587-1889. We accept most personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, so you owe nothing for attorney fees until we recover money on your behalf.