Involvement in a Maryland car crash can lead to all sorts of painful injuries, including spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, broken bones, and organ damage. Another common injury that occurs, but can be hard to detect at first, is soft tissue injuries.
The soft tissue is generally the area that surrounds the joints or bones, such as tendons, muscles, and ligaments. Soft tissue injuries usually manifest as strains, sprains, or tears, and it may be hours or days before an Owing Mills car crash victim starts to experience symptoms, including inflammation, soreness, and persistent pain. Whiplash is one of the most common soft tissue injuries.
Unfortunately, many insurance companies will try to minimize the seriousness of this type of injury in an attempt to pay an injured person the least amount of compensation. While soft tissue injuries may not necessarily be easy to detect, the pain and discomfort experienced by the victim is very real. A person suffering from a soft tissue injury may have trouble moving his/neck. He/she may also experience chronic back pain or suffer from muscle spasms in the shoulders or serious headaches. In addition to medical care and physical therapy, a person with a soft tissue injury may have to take time off work to recover.
Because obtaining fair compensation for soft tissue injuries can be challenging, it is important that you work with a Maryland injury law firm that has the experience and commitment to helping you obtain your financial recovery.
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Treatment for soft tissue injuries, Brain Mac
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Our Maryland soft tissue injury lawyers would be happy to offer you a free case evaluation.