SOFT TISSUE INJURIES
Thousands of automobiles travel on the roadways each and every day. With that many vehicles on the road, car accidents have become an inevitable part of life. While the majority of car accidents are minor in severity, even accidents that occur at low speeds can cause serious injuries.
Soft Tissue Injuries are the Most Common Injuries Suffered in Car Accidents
Most car accidents result in at least some type of injury to some or all individuals involved. In fact, even if the vehicles involved suffered little damage, it does not mean that those in the cars are not injured. Many injuries can result from even minimal impact accidents.
Whiplash is the most common type of injury that results from automobile accidents. Whiplash is a term to describe soft tissue injury to the neck and back. Whiplash is caused when the head and neck is violently jerked forward and then back upon impact. When this occurs, the muscles and tendons along the neck and spine may become damaged. Unfortunately, not all whiplash victims are initially aware that they are injured. As a result, they may perform activities after an accident that can significantly worsen their existing condition. In fact, whiplash often will not manifest itself until a few hours after the accident, or even days later.
Other soft tissue injuries that are suffered after an automobile accident include:
• Muscle strains or sprains
• Ligament tears (ACL or MCL injuries)
• Herniated or Bulging Discs
• Back Strains
• Neck Strains
• Muscle Contusions
• Bursitis or Tendonitis
• Nerve Damage
The majority of soft tissue injuries must be diagnosed with an MRI or a CT scan. Prompt medical treatment is essential to preventing these injuries from becoming chronic and debilitating. Depending on the severity of the soft tissue injury, you may require surgery or extensive rehabilitation to regain full functioning.
If you or someone you love has suffered a soft tissue injury due to another person's negligence, it is important to contact an experienced Colorado personal injury attorney immediately. Your Colorado personal injury attorney can obtain compensation for all of your medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering for your injuries.