Gillette Soft Tissue Injury Attorneys
When you or a loved one have suffered a severe soft tissue injury in an accident or an act of violence, you may be facing the struggles of physical healing, medical bills, convalescence, and facing long-term changes to your lifestyle. This situation can be traumatizing and confusing, throwing a wrench into your day-to-day life. Attempting to recover compensation for your injuries through the haze of pain and discomfort can be particularly difficult, which is why our personal injury attorneys at Steven Titus & Associates, P.C., represent victims, fighting on their side to recover the maximum compensation they deserve.
Soft tissue injuries can be very troublesome as, unlike other severe injuries, they don’t often show on an X-ray or other tests. They are also particularly susceptible to becoming more painful with time if not treated soon after the time of injury.
A soft tissue injury is defined as any injury to the muscles, tissues, tendons, nerves, or ligaments throughout your body, as opposed to broken bones or injured organs. Common soft tissue injuries include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Contusions (bruising)
- Back strains and sprains
In some cases, a soft tissue injury is minor and can heal on its own over time as long as you follow the standard RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) therapy (or other at-home therapies) to allow your body to recover. However, severe soft tissue injuries often require surgery, take months to heal, and cause long-term pain and discomfort. Soft-tissue injuries can make you unable to work, put you in bed, and limit your ability to enjoy life.
There are two primary ways that soft tissue injuries occur:
- Acute soft tissue injury: Soft tissue injuries can be the result of immediate impact or trauma, such as in a car accident, sports-related injury, act of violence, slip and fall in the workplace, or numerous other sudden accidents.
- Repetitive stress injuries (RSIs): When you put a part of your body through the same motion repetitively, especially without sufficient breaks, you can cause severe tendon, ligament, and nerve damage. This type of injury is common in both the IT industries (where you are on a keyboard all day, which can result in carpal tunnel syndrome – damage to the nerves in your wrist) and the construction industry. RSIs often result in an inability to continue working at your profession and are usually caused by improper safety and health practices in the workplace.
Severe soft tissue injuries are most common from auto accidents and workplace accidents, both of which can be the result of negligence. If you or a loved one have suffered soft tissue injuries due to the negligence act of another party, you are likely eligible for compensation.
Receiving compensation for soft tissue injuries is a challenging process. Insurance companies tend to be skeptical of soft tissue injuries and may offer a low settlement on the assumption you have insufficient evidence to be due more. It is critical to get medical care immediately following an accident or an act of violence. Doctor’s reports and a full assessment of your condition carry weight in negotiations or at trial and can make the difference in receiving the compensation you deserve. Some of the damages you may be eligible are:
- Immediate medical costs
- Future and long-term medical costs, including surgery and physical therapy
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity and change of career
If you or a loved one are the victims of severe soft tissue injuries, you need an experienced trial lawyer at your side to protect your rights and fight on your behalf to recover damages. At Steven Titus & Associates, P.C., we prepare each case as if it were going to trial, even if we end up settling the case out of court. This approach ensures that we miss nothing and gives us an edge on anyone attempting to limit the value of your claim.
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