How to Prove Soft Tissue Injuries in Personal Injury Claims
In many personal injury cases, injuries are obvious and easy to prove. In other instances, injuries are to soft tissue and can certainly be felt, but can rarely be seen. These injuries can be hard to prove when compared to something like a broken arm.
People do recover compensation for soft tissue injuries everyday, so it is not impossible, but can require a bit more work. Here is what you need to know about proving soft tissue injuries.
Soft Tissue Injuries
Let’s start by discussing exactly what a soft tissue injury is. These are damages to soft areas of the body like ligaments, tendons and muscles. Soft tissue injuries may seem less traumatic simply because they aren’t obvious. Unfortunately, this kind of harm to the body can have lasting discomfort and make everyday actions difficult. Soft tissue injuries are not always immediately apparent after an accident but the pain and discomfort that results can be lengthy.
Whiplash is the most common soft tissue injury sustained in a car accident. It is typically sustained when the body is thrown forward and then back again, becoming overextended in some way. Whiplash can result in back, neck and shoulder pain. It can also result in stiffness and cognitive issues. If you believe you may have sustained whiplash, it is important to visit a doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
Proving Soft Tissue Injury
The easiest way to prove soft tissue injury is through medical records or testimony. This is why it is so important to seek the assistance of a medical professional after a car or other type of accident. Your attorney may also choose to call witnesses who can testify to your limited mobility or inability to work like you did before your accident.
Proving soft tissue injury is difficult, but it can be done. If you or a loved one has sustained a personal injury in Austin, call our office. A member of our team will speak to you at no cost and advise you of the options available to you. Call now or browse our website for more information about how we can assist you and your family.