A large number of people who are injured in motor vehicle accidents or trip and fall and slip and fall cases suffer some type of soft tissue injury. A soft tissue injury is basically defined as an injury that does not involve a fracture, herniation, or some other type of objective injury which could be seen on an x-ray, CAT scan, or MRI films.
Sometimes people think that because they have not suffered a “serious” injury that they do not need to hire a Connecticut accident attorney to handle their soft tissue injury case. Instead, they feel that they are perfectly capable of handling their own case in dealing directly with the insurance adjuster of the person that caused their accident. This, in almost every instance, will be a major mistake and will result in the insurance adjuster offering to pay you a sum of money that is far less than the actual value of your case.
If you are injured in some type of Connecticut accident case and have suffered a soft tissue injury you may not need to hire a lawyer to represent you but you should absolutely call and speak with an experienced Connecticut personal injury attorney. Our consultations are always free. If we feel that you do not need a lawyer to represent your interests, we will tell you that fact. Generally, those types of cases could involve situations where the individual is not really injured, or if there is just a property damage claim, or if the individual did not receive any medical care and treatment.
If you have been injured in some type of an accident that has been caused by the fault of another and have suffered a soft tissue injury and it is affecting your activities of daily living, or if you are having restrictions, pains, or challenges in dealing with your accident-related injury, or if you have been to the emergency room of the hospital and have followed up with other medical doctors and therapists or if your pain does not seem to get any better, then you probably need to hire a Connecticut soft tissue injury lawyer.
The nature and extent of your soft tissue injury will depend upon a great number of circumstances which could include, but not be limited to the following: the force and trauma of the impact; the speed of the vehicles involved; the type of impact; the torque that occurred to certain body parts of yours; your age; any pre-existing injuries that you had; any degenerative changes which you were experiencing; your physical condition; and a number of other factors.
The most common forms of soft tissue injuries include:
Whiplash - generally, this injury is associated with the neck and spine because of the sudden back-and-forth movement that resulted from the injury that will affect the muscles and tendons;
Sprains and strains - these injuries generally occur to muscles, ligaments, and joints located throughout the injured party's body. Sprains most often occur in the shoulders, ankles, knees, elbows, and wrists;
Contusions - these injuries cause bruising throughout an accident victim's body;
Tears - they sometimes occur in different locations throughout the body including the rotator cuff which is located in the shoulder; and
Other types of injuries.
Sometimes it may take days or even weeks for your symptoms to appear or you may think that you are getting better and then you suffer a setback and later find out you have a more significant injury. Soft tissue injuries can result in permanent injuries that you may have for the rest of your life. It is important to consult with an experienced Connecticut personal injury lawyer at the earliest possible convenience so that you can have your rights explained to you and understand how you should best go about proceeding with your Connecticut soft tissue injury case.
Our Connecticut accident attorneys handle these cases on a contingency fee basis and advance the cost to develop your case. In other words, you will not have to come up with any money out of your own pocket to have our Connecticut injury lawyers represent you. Do not make a mistake in attempting to handle your own Connecticut soft tissue injury case without first consulting an experienced Connecticut injury lawyer.