Personal InjuryWhat is a Soft Tissue Injury?

July 8, 2015by Aaron Allison

Burned handWhat are soft tissue injuries? Generally, this type of injury includes sprains, muscle tears, whiplash, strains and nerve damage. Whiplash occurs when the impact from a rear end collision forces one’s head and neck to move back and forth. Symptoms include stiffness of the neck, sharp neck pain, back problems, and even cognitive issues, such as concentration and memory difficulties.

These symptoms can occur immediately; however, many times the symptoms will gradually emerge in the days following the accident.

Whiplash may seem minor at first, but it can cause significant injury. Chronic pain and discomfort in the neck and back can develop if left untreated. Anyone suffering from whiplash should seek medical attention. Treatment may include wearing a neck brace or muscle relaxant medications.

How Can I Afford Medical Treatment for Whiplash?

A plaintiff’s best hope of obtaining compensation for a soft tissue injury is thorough documentation of the injury by a medical professional. In addition, proving that the accident happened in a particular way, as well as evidence that the plaintiff’s soft tissue injury is typical for that kind of accident, will help give a plaintiff a better chance at a settlement.

An expert witness may need to testify about how the accident likely caused the injuries. If the plaintiff also provides thorough and accurate medical records, including photos and daily descriptions of symptoms, it can help their case tremendously.

At the Law Offices of Aaron Allison, our Austin injury lawyers help those suffering because of the physical and emotional effects of soft tissue injuries. Contact our Austin injury lawyer to schedule a free consultation.

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Aaron Allison, a second-generation personal injury lawyer from Austin, follows in the footsteps of his father, who founded their firm in 1978. Admitted to practice by the Texas Supreme Court, the Federal Court for the Western District of Texas, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court, Aaron brings extensive legal expertise to his clients.

Specializing in personal injury cases, Aaron offers a distinct advantage for Texas workers injured on the job. With Texas workers' compensation laws leading many attorneys to avoid these cases, Aaron is one of only 40 lawyers among 95,000 in Texas who represent injured workers in straight workers' compensation cases. His firm continues to provide dedicated support for those suffering catastrophic work injuries, maintaining a proud tradition of advocacy spanning decades.