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Soft Tissue Injuries and Car Accidents

Car accidents are scary. Sadly, car accidents occur more often than we would like to think they do. Some car accidents are minor, while others are more serious and can cause significant damage to vehicles and serious injuries. Car accidents can also be very costly – both because of damage to your vehicle and and injuries you may suffer that need medical care. Car accidents can cause a wide variety of injuries. One of the most common injuries in car accidents are soft tissue injuries.

A soft tissue injury is an injury to one of the body’s “soft” areas such as a ligament, tendon or muscle. These types of injuries can cause a lot of pain and discomfort for the injured person. They could suffer from swelling, bruising, stiffness and soreness as a result of a soft tissue injury. Some examples of these types of injuries are sprains, contusions and strains. These types of injuries are common in car accidents because of the force of the impact during a collision. The impact of a collision can cause a body to be bumped around or jolted, resulting in soft tissue injuries.

One of the most common types of soft tissue injuries is whiplash. Whiplash is a cervical strain or sprain or hyperextension injury, which is often caused by being hit from behind which causes your head and neck to move back and forth violently. Some symptoms of whiplash include stiffness of the neck, neck pain back problems and cognitive problems. Even though the symptoms may not appear at first or may seem minor, it is a good idea to seek medical attention. If left untreated whiplash can develop into chronic pain in both the neck and back.

If you have been involved in a car accident and have suffered from a soft tissue or other type of injury, it is a good idea to contact an experienced car accident attorney. An experienced car accident attorney can help to ensure that you receive the best outcome for your case. A car accident attorney can help determine negligence and help you collect damages for your injury.