Soft Tissue Injuries

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Orlando Attorneys for Soft Tissue Injuries

Soft tissue injuries--even minor ones--can result in medical bills and lost wages. If you have paid out of pocket for specialized imaging tests like a CT or MRI scan for a soft tissue injury sustained in an accident, call our attorneys at Legally Pink Law. We can help you work to get insurance coverage for medical bills, lost earnings, and/or rehabilitative expenses so you can get back in the driver’s seat of your life. 

Over the past decade, Legally Pink Law has handled thousands of cases and recovered financial compensation for our clients suffering from soft tissue injuries after an accident. When determining fault in a soft tissue injury case, we’ll look at a range of factors, from the official police report that was filed to the designated traffic laws that may have been violated when the collision occurred. These are important elements that we can use to help prove liability and increase the total compensation awarded to you. 

To get started with a free, confidential consultation, dial (888) 979-4941 or contact us via our online form.

What Is a Soft Tissue Injury?

If you or a loved one has been hurt in an auto accident, you could sustain any number of injuries. Soft tissue injuries are among the most common, especially in minor to moderate car accidents. Even if the injury is not visible, getting the proper medical attention is important to ensure you receive the most effective diagnosis and treatment. Left untreated, soft tissue injuries can lead to longer recovery times and/or debilitating consequences. As time passes, the injury continues to get worse and, at some point, will require a more serious intervention like surgery.

Common Types of Soft Injuries 

Soft tissues injuries refer to muscle, tendon, or ligament damage. These can happen due to overuse, when an activity is repeated so often that the body does not have time to heal between occurrences, but also from a sudden trauma, such as a fall, twist, or blow to the body. Examples of an acute injury include sprains, strains, whiplash, and contusions (bruises).

Soft tissue injuries can cause pain and discomfort from the swelling, bruising, and soreness. These types of injuries are commonly found in vehicle accidents due to the impact from the collision. 

Among the most common soft tissue injury from an auto accident is whiplash. This is defined as a cervical strain or hyperextension injury and occurs from a rear-end collision which forces your head and neck to jar violently. If you are experiencing stiffness in the neck, sharp neck pain, back problems and/or issues with memory and concentration, you could have whiplash. It is important to seek medical attention immediately as this type of injury can develop into chronic back and neck pain if left untreated.   

How Legally Pink Law Can Help

Because statutes of limitation apply to personal injury cases involving soft tissue injuries, do not delay in contacting our office. We are here to help you seek compensation for your pain and suffering. 

To work with an Orlando soft tissue injury lawyer at Legally Pink Law, contact our office at (888) 979-4941 or fill out our convenient online form and someone will be in contact to schedule a free consultation. 

Have Questions? GET ANSWERS

  • You are entitled to compensation for the following:

    • Past and future medical bills resulting from your injury
    • Past and future lost income
    • Pain and suffering. This classification of compensation refers to physical pain and emotional suffering. The compensation is based on how your injuries negatively impacted your ability to enjoy your hobbies and other “joys of life” like your job and your family. Usually, this is the largest financial component of a settlement or verdict.
    • Injuries resulting in permanent scarring, impairments, and/or other limitations.
  • In the case of an automobile or motorcycle accident, if the person who is at fault for an accident does not have insurance, then we do three things. First, we run an asset check on the at-fault party to see if he or she has assets that we could possibly seize to cover your damages.

    This requires us to file a lawsuit against the individual. Second, we look to see if the defendant's driver owns the vehicle. Sometimes the driver and owner are two different people.

    While the driver might not have insurance, the owner may be insured, especially if the vehicle is financed. Third, we do a complete assessment of the client's insurance coverages to see if this individual has Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage.

    If that is the case, then we look to the client's insurance coverage to compensate this individual for his or her injuries and damages. This should not cause the client's insurance to go up since he or she is not at fault for the accident.

  • There are five things you should do immediately after an accident. These include the following steps:

    1. Call 911 and report the accident. Regardless of the extent of the property damage and how you feel after the collision, you must call 911 and report the accident. If you do not call 911, the insurance company will use this against you when we negotiate the value of your claim.
    2. Exchange information with all other drivers involved in the accident. Be sure to get the other driver's tag number, license number, and insurance company information. Even if you are waiting for the police to arrive, you still need to start gathering this information. There are unfortunately many situations in which the at-fault driver flees the scene of the accident.
    3. Investigate. Seek out witnesses and take photos. Even if the other person admits fault, his or her story may change once you file a claim. Witnesses will not wait for the police to arrive, so you need to get their contact information right away. Also, scene and property damage photos can be critical in proving how the accident happened and the forces exerted on your body.
    4. Seek medical attention. Whether it is at the accident scene or at the hospital, later on, it is essential that you seek medical attention as soon as possible so you fully understand the extent of your injuries. This will also help you ensure that your injuries are well-documented. The insurance company will use any delay in medical treatment against you.
    5. Do not discuss your injuries with the insurance company. Report the facts of the accident (what happened) to your insurance company, but do not discuss your injuries. Because adrenaline is flowing through your body, you may not immediately feel the full extent of your injuries. Statements such as "I'm not injured" or "I'm OK" can and will be used against you by the insurance company.
  • Yes, but it will be difficult to do on your own. Consult an attorney to help you determine your options, especially if there were injuries involved.
    • Make sure your injuries are documented in medical records as soon as possible. The insurance company will deny your injury claim unless each injury is documented in hospital records on the date of the accident or within 24 hours of the injury.
    • See your primary care physician as soon as possible. Your doctor will document your injuries and prescribe a course of treatment, and the doctor’s chart notes will help us prove the extent of your injuries.
    • Contact a lawyer to help you prove fault (liability) and the extent of the injuries and harm that you experienced due to the accident. Lawyers should have the resources necessary to get the most value for your case. The sooner you contact a lawyer, the sooner you get to relax and heal while we do the work of getting the money you deserve.