Types of Soft Tissue Injuries
Soft tissues include the muscles, ligaments and tendons. Soft tissue injuries such as bruises, sprains, strains and tears are common during a motor vehicle accident, in which your body may be wrenched suddenly. Immediately after a car accident, they are sometimes obscured by more obvious and dramatic injuries such as broken bones.
Because of this, and because many soft tissue injuries resolve themselves soon after the motor vehicle accident, it can be difficult to get the proper compensation for your injuries from ICBC if they persist over time.
Unfortunately, the chronic injury pain and discomfort of a soft tissue injury can affect every part of your life.
If you have questions about how much compensation you can get for soft tissue damage injuries, we can help. Our personal injury lawyers can help you quantify your losses and your needs, get medical support, and obtain the compensation for soft tissue damage that you need.
Identifying the Effects of Your Injury
Since they are not visible and can be difficult to find through X-rays and MRIs, it can be easy for insurers and doctors to dismiss your pain. You may know that you are in pain, sometimes chronic and debilitating, but it may be difficult to get anyone to take you seriously. The lack of proof, belief and help can result in depression and hopelessness.
We’ll take you seriously and help you show proof of your pain.
When you come to see us, our lawyers will discuss a number of issues related to your soft tissue injury, including:
- Type: This refers to whether your injury is a sprain (stretch or tear of a ligament), strain (damage to muscle or tendon), tendonitis (caused by repetitive stress) or whiplash, caused by sudden movements of the head and neck. Some soft tissue injuries are a result of other injuries, such as repetitive stress caused by straining one side of your body in an effort to overcompensate for broken bones on the other side.
- Effects: These can include stiffness, lack of full range of motion, chronic pain and emotional effects.
- Timeline: Soft tissue injuries often don’t make themselves known until some time after the accident. This may make ICBC claim that they were not caused by the accident, but by other injury or degeneration.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer
Don’t suffer a soft tissue injury silently. Get the compensation and soft tissue injury settlement you deserve. Call our Abbotsford, BC law office at 604-850-6640 or email us to come in for a free consultation.