People who have experienced an accident, whether it was a
car collision or
slip and fall, may suffer injuries. While more serious injuries warrant immediate medical
attention, many people often overlook minor injuries such as those in
the soft tissues.
Unfortunately, not taking a soft tissue injury seriously can be a mistake.
Although it may not be as visible nor as severe as some other types of
injuries, ignoring a serious soft tissue injury can make problems worse.
If you or someone you love has suffered a soft tissue injury, here are
several important things to consider:
Symptoms don’t paint the whole picture. As we mentioned above, soft tissue injuries are generally not visible
but may result in immediate swelling and pain. Medical attention is important
because immediate symptoms do not always indicate the severity of an injury.
For example, those who suffer whiplash after a car accident may experience
symptoms hours or even days after the crash.
Soft tissue injuries can range widely. A soft tissue injury occurs when a muscle, tendon, or ligament is traumatized
either by a devastating singular event, such as a car accident or due
to over usage, such as developing carpal tunnel syndrome at work from
typing all day long. This type of injury may be felt but not seen, so
victims cannot rely on visible symptoms to determine whether or not they
Always seek medical attention. Victims should always seek medical evaluations for their injuries so
that their doctors can determine treatment options and provide documentation
of your injuries to be used in personal injury claims. In addition, insurance
adjusters capitalize on those who wait to seek medical treatment, stating
that the victims were not really injured in the first place.
Various recovery processes. Recovering from soft tissue injuries will depend on the type of injury
suffered and its severity. Muscle, tendon, and ligament injuries often
require some time to heal, especially if surgery is necessary. Furthermore,
soft tissue injuries can result in chronic and persistent pain, which
may take months to fully heal from.
If you suffered a soft tissue injury due to the negligence of another party
contact our Orlando personal injury attorney at
The Maher Law Firm today. Get 40+ years of experience on your side today!