I’m sorry to hear about your accident. Many accident victims who suffer soft tissue injuries disregard those injuries at the time of the accident, and later run into problems trying to prove they were injured. They may also suffer medical issues as a result of not getting treatment immediately.
Any injury that is caused in an automobile accident should be treated seriously, even if it seems minor at the time. Even though soft tissue injuries are normally less serious than other injuries, they still can result in medical expenses, pain for the victim, and time missed from work.
Soft tissue injuries involve the muscles, ligaments, and tendons that surround the bone structure of the body. Some common examples of soft tissue injuries include sprains, strains, tendonitis, bursitis, and contusions.
Unfortunately, many people who suffer soft tissue injuries in automobile accidents live with the pain of the injuries and do not ask for compensation for those injuries. They may believe the injury is too minor to complain about, but they may have out-of-pocket expenses as a result of the accident. Besides their current out-of-pocket expenses, some soft tissue injuries become worse over time and can leave the victim stuck footing the bill.
Insurance companies also often downplay the importance of a soft tissue injury as an insignificant injury that does not deserve any compensation. However, the truth is that soft tissues injuries can be painful, expensive, and permanent. If you have suffered a soft tissue injury, call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. Our attorneys understand the importance of soft tissue injuries. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.