The most common type of cases you will see among personal injury is soft tissue injury claims. A soft tissue injury is categorized as any damage to muscles, tendons, or ligaments, differentiating from injuries such as broken bones. Upon the impact of a collision, your body can be thrown in many different directions, causing such diagnoses as whiplash, neck and back sprains, or torn/pulled ligaments. These types of injuries require medical attention and treatment just like any other injury the body sustains. Many people think it is easy to “get over” such injuries on their own, but often times find they do not simply go away with anti-inflammatory medication. If you have pain following a wreck of any kind the best thing you can do is seek help from a medical professional to determine the severity and to ensure you receive the proper treatment so a car wreck does not haunt you long term.
It is difficult to determine how much a soft tissue accident injury case is worth. Typically, a “more serious” injury, such as a broken bone, would be compensated more generously, but this is not always the outcome. Since every case is unique, there is never any way to determine the value without all of the facts of the collision at hand. A soft tissue injury we often see is a torn rotator cuff which typically requires surgical intervention and months of physical therapy. Automobile insurance companies will do what they can to poke holes in your treatment in order to pay you less compensation for your accident. One point often brought up is referred to as a “gap in treatment,” so if you have been in an accident and are feeling pain or soreness, seek treatment as soon as possible.
If you have been injured in an automobile collision, contact us online or call 706-389-4375 for your free case evaluation and consultation. Mr. Lariscy has been practicing in the Athens area for over 30 years and always works to achieve the best outcome possible for you, our client. The Lariscy Law Firm treats every case with the utmost importance, and we fight hard to get you the compensation you are entitled to.
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