Soft Tissue Injury
Soft tissue injuries may not be detectable with the naked eye or even x-ray equipment, but they can be just as debilitating as a broken bone. “Soft tissue injury” describes sprains, strains, and muscle pulls, as well as damage to tendons, ligaments, and connective tissue.
Soft tissue injuries can occur as a result of car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, slip and fall, government liability, nursing home abuse, and product liability.
Soft tissue injuries are often more difficult to diagnose by both medical providers and injury victims. What may initially be dismissed as minor aches and pains or stiffness, may in fact be a more serious soft tissue injury. Such soft tissue injuries may range from rotator cuff injuries, ACL, MCL, or other ligament injuries, tendon injuries, serious sprains and strains, or even whiplash. While some soft tissue injuries may heal themselves, other types of soft tissue injury may require extensive physical therapy or perhaps even surgery.
Insurance companies often assume that soft tissue injuries are less legitimate than other injuries and consequently worth less. While some types of soft tissue injury may heals easily, it is important not to allow an insurance company to pay less than fair value simply because they feel they can get away with it.