Unlike acute traumas, which are typically visually apparent
and often require urgent medical care, soft-tissue injuries may not be
immediately noticeable. Because they occur internally—in the muscles,
ligaments, and tendons—soft tissue injuries may present as pain that worsens
over time, or may not be taken as seriously as they should be. But despite the
absence of grotesque wounds or obviously broken bones, soft-tissue injuries can
be severe nonetheless, even leading to long-term disability if not treated
If you feel any muscular or other internal pain after an
accident or incident, you should treat it as seriously any other injury: seek
medical attention, and then consult an attorney who can help you obtain the
coverage you deserve.
How do soft-tissue injuries occur?
Many people believe that soft tissue injuries only develop
over time, from repetitive movement or overuse. But some of the most
debilitative soft-tissue injuries occur in motor vehicle accidents
or other specific events, including the following:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- 18-wheeler truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip-and-falls and other premises-related
In any accident, even if you don’t feel initially injured,
you should always consult a doctor who can assess you for soft-tissue damage
that might develop from the impact.
How are soft tissue injuries classified?
In general, soft-tissue injuries either result from
extrinsic trauma or intrinsic trauma. Extrinsic traumas occur when an external
object causes damage to the tissue, while intrinsic traumas occur when the
damage results from internal factors. Additionally, soft tissue injuries are
categorized by severity:
soft-tissue injuries involve small strains and tears with marginal pain and
soft-tissue injuries involve partial strains and tearing and increased pain
and swelling, especially when the injured area is used or pressure is applied.
soft-tissue injuries involve entire ruptures and complete tears, with
tremendous pain, swelling, and disability.
Examples of soft tissue injuries
Some of the most common types of soft-tissue injuries
include the following:
- Pinched nerves
- Bone bruises
Consult an experienced lawyer for help with your soft tissue injury in
If you sustain a soft-tissue injury in an accident in League City or elsewhere in Texas, contact the personal injury attorneys of Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers to learn more about the compensation you may be entitled to. Call (281) 645-5000 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.