If you’re looking to recover compensation for the soft tissue injury you suffered in a car wreck in Nashville, the Law Office of George R. Fusner Jr. is here to help you. Soft tissue injuries, like other types, can impact your life in a multitude of ways. While some accident victims find themselves out of work for a significant period of time due to the injury they suffered, others may struggle to get through each day due to the pain they are experiencing.
While most soft tissue injuries heal with time, there are many cases where a wreck victim suffers a more serious injury which has a more direct effect on their life and livelihood. If the crash you were involved in was caused by someone else’s negligent behavior, you may be entitled to recover compensation from them or even their insurer. To find out if you have a viable case and what your soft tissue injury claim is worth, we recommend you contact our Nashville, TN car accident law firm to speak with a skilled attorney.
Examples of Soft Tissues Injury Claims
Some of the soft tissue injuries a car wreck victim may be entitled to recover compensation for include:
Bursitis “is the inflammation of the bursa, a fluid-filled sac that provides a cushion between bones and muscles or tendons.” Similar to tendonitis, bursitis “is often caused by an overuse injury, but can also be caused by direct trauma to a joint.” Any of the following areas can be affected by bursitis: the shoulder, elbow, knee, hip, ankle, or foot. Some of the symptoms that are often associated with bursitis include stiffness, pain, and swelling.
When a person suffers a sprain, it means they suffered a “partial tear to a ligament.” The Mayo Clinic highlights these as the symptoms that are most often associated with a sprain: pain, swelling, bruising, limited ability to move the affected joint, and numbness. While most sprains are healed with “rest, ice, compression, and elevation,” a person might be required to undergo surgery to repair a torn ligament if their sprain is more severe.
A contusion, or bruise, “is an injury to the soft tissue often produced by a blunt force, such as a kick, fall, or blow.” According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, a person who suffers a contusion might experience “pain, swelling, and discoloration because of bleeding into the tissue.” Although most contusions aren’t serious in nature and are able to heal quickly, there are times when this injury can “cause deep tissue damage” which could lead to additional complications arising [Source: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons].
A strain is “an injury to a muscle or tendon, and is often caused by overuse, force, or stretching.” Like all other soft tissue injuries, a strain often heals with minimal treatment. However, if the strain resulted in a tear is the muscle, then surgery may be required to repair it.
What much might my soft tissue injury claim be worth?
It all depends on how serious your injury is and the impact it has had on your life.
If your injury isn’t severe but has resulted in you having to undergo medical treatment and even miss days at work, you may be able to recover compensation to cover the medical expenses you are now liable to pay along with the wages you were unable to earn. Although you wouldn’t be able to recover as much compensation as someone who had to undergo surgery, you may still be entitled to recover a fair amount.
If you can prove that your injury has (1) caused you to incur expenses you would have otherwise not had to pay, (2) has impacted your ability to live your life, and (3) has interfered with your ability to earn an income, then you may be able to recover the compensation you are due from the negligent party. If you choose to file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurer, you may have a hard time recovering money for your pain and suffering. This is usually what leads individuals to file a personal injury lawsuit.
When a victim is unable to obtain the money they are due for all the damages they suffered as a result of an accident, they then turn to the court system in an effort to recover the full amount they believe they are entitled to.
Now if you would like to have an experienced Nashville, TN car wreck lawyer assess your case and estimate what it is worth, contact the Law Office of George R. Fusner Jr. at 615-251-0005 to schedule a free initial consultation.
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