Even though soft tissue injuries might not show up on an X-ray or have visible signs of injury, soft tissue injuries can cause chronic pain and long-term impairments for accident victims. Unfortunately, insurance companies aggressively fight injury claims involving soft tissue injuries. We urge you to call Poynter & Bucheri, LLC now for a free consultation with one of our Indianapolis soft tissue injury attorneys. The PBAR legal team fights for the rights of accident victims to recover compensation for all injuries, including soft tissue injuries.
Call 1-800-265-9881 or (317) 780-8000 or contact us online to request your no-cost, no-obligation case review with an experienced Indiana soft tissue injury lawyer.
Do not let an insurance adjuster convince you that you do not deserve compensation or that you do not need an attorney! Soft tissue injuries cause pain and suffering. You deserve to be treated fairly and justly when a negligent party causes your injury. We can help!
What are Soft Tissue Injuries?
Soft tissue injuries refer to damages to the nerves, muscles, ligaments, and tendons of the body. Whiplash is one of the most common types of soft tissue injuries sustained in accident cases. Whiplash and other soft tissue injuries can result from a variety of accidents including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle crashes
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bite and dog attacks
- Boating accidents
- ATV accidents
- DUI accidents
Poynter & Bucheri, LLC helps accident victims file personal injury claims when they are injured in an accident to recover compensation for their losses, injuries, and damages.
Examples of Soft Tissue Injuries
Examples of soft tissue injuries include:
- Whiplash, which is caused when your head is jerked violently backward and forward such as in a rear-end car crash or fall
- Sprains caused by the tearing or stretching of a ligament
- Contusions, which are bruises to the tendons, muscles, or ligaments caused by a sharp blow
- Strains caused by the tearing or stretching of a tendon or muscle
- Bursitis, which is the irritation or swelling of the bursa (located between a bone and the tendon or muscle) in the elbow, shoulder, knee, hip, or ankle
- Tendonitis caused by the inflammation of a tendon or the covering of a tendon
Proving a soft tissue injury can be difficult, which is why most insurance companies fight these claims. Without an experienced Indianapolis soft tissue injury lawyer, you may not receive the compensation you deserve for your injury. Call 1-800-265-9881 or (317) 780-8000 now to learn how Poynter & Bucheri, LLC can help you with your soft tissue injury claim.
What are the Symptoms of Soft Tissue Injuries?
When the soft tissues are injured, a victim may experience immediate pain or the pain may begin a few days after an injury. The pain often increases or continues even with rest and time. In some cases, the victim may suffer bruising and limited range of motion. Depending on the severity of a soft tissue injury, the accident victim may experience pain and stiffness when trying to move, especially when the injury involves the neck or back.
Because most soft tissue injuries cannot be detected with diagnostic scans, it is very important to notate each symptom and seek medical treatment. Delays in medical treatment are often used by insurance companies to argue that the victim is “faking” the injury, or the soft tissue injury is not as severe as the victim claims.
If you are involved in a personal injury accident, it is in your best interest to be checked by a physician as soon as possible. Your doctor can review the symptoms of soft tissue injuries with you so that you can be watching for these symptoms. If the symptoms appear, contact your physician immediately for further diagnosis and treatment.
Common Treatments for Soft Tissue Injuries
The treatments for soft tissue injuries depend on the type of injury, the severity of the injury, and the person’s overall health, age, and other medical conditions. Some of the common treatments for soft tissue injuries used by physicians include:
- Time and Rest – Some injuries heal given enough time and rest. Avoiding activities that might irritate the injury, such as stretching and putting weight on the injury, should be avoided.
- Elevation — Some doctors may advise you to keep the area elevated, such as a soft tissue injury to the leg or ankle, to help reduce swelling.
- Ice — Ice packs may be recommended to help reduce swelling and encourage recovery.
- Compression — For some soft tissue injuries, the physician may apply a bandage or other compression device around the injured joint. Your doctor should determine if compression is warranted and instruct you on the proper application to avoid restricting your circulation.
- Medications — Doctors may prescribe pain medication and anti-inflammatories during recovery.
- Surgery — For severe soft tissue injuries, surgery may be required to repair the damage.
The medical bills, lost wages, and other losses caused by a soft tissue injury can be substantial. Call 1-800-265-9881 or (317) 780-8000 to learn how you can recover money to help pay for these expenses. You may also be entitled to recover compensation for your physical pain, emotional suffering, and other noneconomic damages.
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Our Indianapolis Soft Tissue Injury Attorneys Can Help You!
If you suffer a soft tissue injury caused by negligent, careless, or reckless acts of another person or party, our Indiana personal injury lawyers may be able to help you. Your first step is to contact Poynter & Bucheri, LLC for your free consultation with one of our lawyers. You may have the legal right to recover substantial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering.
Call 1-800-265-9881 or (317) 780-8000 to schedule your free case review to learn about your legal rights to hold negligent parties responsible and liable for soft tissue injuries under Indiana’s personal injury laws.