Columbia Soft-Tissue Injury Attorney
Injuries to Muscles, Tendons and Ligaments
When a person is involved in some type of accident, he or she could end
up suffering from a soft-tissue injury. Soft tissue is basically body
tissue that is not bone or cartilage that support and connect the body's
organs and other structures. For example, soft tissue can include muscles,
tendons and ligaments. While these injuries are more minor than other
injuries, such as brain injuries and spinal cord injuries, they can still
have negative impacts on your life. For example, they can cause you pain
and discomfort, they can force to you to spend time away from work or
they can require expensive medical attention.
Individuals who received soft-tissue injuries as a result of accidents
they did not cause need to hire a competent lawyer who can help them recoup
their losses. It is possible to obtain compensation for these types of
accidents through personal injury claims and lawsuits, which should only
be carried out with the assistance of qualified legal counsel. At the
Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, our Columbia personal injury lawyer
can assist you in this area. Individuals can obtain soft-tissue injuries
through sudden accidents, such as
auto accidents or slip and fall accidents. Or, they can obtain them over longer periods
of time, such as through repetitive physical movements of physical strains
to their bodies through their jobs.
Types of Soft-Tissue Injuries
Below is a list of a few common soft-tissue injuries. Most of these are
outlined by the
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Contusions (or bruises)—These injuries occur when a blow to the body injures the subsurface tissue
but does not break the skin. The bruised skin becomes discolored because
the blood accumulates around the injury underneath the skin's surface.
Sprains—A sprain is a stretch or tear of one's ligaments. Ankles, knees
and wrists are the parts of the body that are most vulnerable to these
types of injuries. These injuries are often caused by a falls or sudden
twists of the affected body part.
Strains—A strain is a stretch or tear in one's muscle or tendon. Strains
often occur in the foot or the leg.
Stress Fractures—These are tiny breaks in the bone that occur when one of the bones
is being overused. These types of fractures are often missed on initial
routine X-rays and require bone scans to be made in order for the injury
to be discovered.
Tendonitis—Tendonitis occurs when a tendon or the covering of a tending becomes
inflamed. This is usually caused by repetitive physical actions, such
as those are carried out in one's line of work.
Whiplash—This is an injury that affects the soft tissues in the neck area.
Whiplash can occur after a person's experiences a sudden jerking (or
"whipping") of his or her head, particularly when the neck's
muscles and ligaments are strained beyond their usual range of motion.
This is a common injury caused by auto accidents.
Some of these injuries—such as sprains, strains and tendonitis—can
require surgery when they are very severe. It is vital that individuals
who suffer from soft-tissue injuries receive the appropriate level of
medical attention so they can determine the extent of their injuries and
learn what types of treatment they will need.
Getting the Protection You Need in Columbia, SC
Along with getting medical attention, one of the first things you should
do after your soft-tissue injury is to contact an experienced attorney
who can help you file a claim or lawsuit against the possible party. Because
it can be hard for others to visibly see the effects of soft-tissue injuries,
there might be people who try to challenge the fact that you were seriously
injured. Attorney James R. Snell, Jr. can help you obtain the appropriate
documentation to prove the extent of your injuries, as well as your injuries'
financial repercussions. In addition to those filing personal injuries
claims and lawsuits, we can also help individuals who are trying to obtain
workplace injuries through
Contact our firm to learn how we can help you!