Posted on Thursday, July 26th, 2018 at 4:03 am    

Insurance companies and some physicians treat soft tissue injuries as minor injuries. However, soft tissue injuries can be very serious resulting in long-term impairments and chronic pain. If another party injures you in an accident, do not allow the insurance adjuster to convince you that the insurance policy does not cover your soft tissue injury, or your claim is worth very little.

Our Sacramento personal injury attorneys handle soft tissue injury claims. We can help you recover compensation for an injury sustained in a fall, motor vehicle accident, or other personal injury accident. Call for a free consultation with one of our lawyers to discuss your legal options.

Common Soft Tissue Injuries Caused by Accidents

Soft tissue injuries can be difficult to diagnose and treat. Therefore, you may need to seek a second opinion if your physician is downplaying your symptoms and complaints. Some of the common injuries related to soft tissue include:

  • Contusions — Contusions or bruises is an injury to the muscle fiber or connective tissue caused by a hard or sharp blow. Car accidents, falls, and other accidents can easily cause contusions.
  • Sprains — Over-stretching or tearing of a ligament causes a sprain. Common sites for sprains include the knees, ankles, and wrists.
  • Bursitis — Inflammation of the fluid between the bones and soft tissue can cause friction resulting in bursitis. Bursitis is often caused by a repetitive motion, which can be work-related.
  • Strains — When muscles or tendons are torn or over-stretched, the result is a strain.
  • Tendinitis — Tendinitis can also be work-related. Repetitive motions can cause inflammation or irritation of the tendon or the tissue covering the tendon.

Many soft tissue injuries heal with time and rest. In some cases, a doctor may prescribe physical therapy, pain medication, injections, or other non-invasive treatments for these injuries. However, more aggressive treatment may be required in severe or chronic cases.

Whiplash is a Soft Tissue Injury

Whiplash is a common soft tissue injury. Motor vehicle accidents and falls are two of the most common personal injury accidents that can cause whiplash. When a person’s head is “whipped” backward and forward in a collision or a fall, the soft tissues of the neck can stretch or tear causing pain and limited range of motion. As with other injuries related to soft tissues, many cases of whiplash heal with time and rest. However, some whiplash cases can cause long-term, chronic pain. Some accident victims may miss work and incur substantial medical bills because of a whiplash injury.

If you suffer any symptoms of whiplash, it is best to seek treatment from a medical professional. There are several treatment options for whiplash that provide pain relief. In addition, having a treatment plan can be important when you file your personal injury claim.

Working With a Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer

Soft tissue claims can be difficult to win because insurance companies aggressively fight these types of injury claims. Therefore, you need an experienced Sacramento personal injury lawyer to help you gather evidence to present a strong case for recovery of compensation.

Contact The Tiemann Law Firm to schedule your free consultation with one of our attorneys by calling (916) 999-9000 or by visiting our website.

Client Testimonials

Jereme S. Testimonial
Quote

No one wants to have to hire a lawyer, but if you do. I prefer Tiemann Law. They helped a family member who was injured on the job, and the company did not want to compensate him even though, the injury occurred on the job on company time. Jelena was always professional in explaining the lengthy process of fighting a large corporation. 2 years later he finally is receiving the deserved compensation.

Hanna Padilla Testimonial
Quote

From the very start of my case the Tiemann Law Firm was wonderful. Perter came all the way to my home to sit down and talk to me about my options. He made me and my partner feel very comfortable and promised us he would take the very best care of my case. Peter kept me informed every step of the way and was always on top of things. everything was done in a timely manor and I always felt like I was the only case he was working on because he was so fast. In the end Peter got me back way more money than I ever expected. I would recommend this law firm to everyone. I am very happy with the outcome of my case thanks to the Tiemann Law Firm! Thank you!

Matt H. Testimonial
Quote

I was in a car accident a while back where I was injured and had to miss work for an extended period of time.  After nearly a year of fighting with the insurance company with no results and no progress, I met with Jelena Tiemann.  I couldn't have asked for a more responsive and supportive advocate.  We quickly reached a settlement and I finally was able to move from the stress and burden of feuding with my insurance.  I highly recommending meeting with Jelena if you're in need of a lawyer.

Star Fire Testimonial
Quote

It is hard to put into words the care and dedication that I received from the Tiemann’s. They have been here for me every step of the way and were always available when I had questions or concerns. My husband and I will be forever grateful for everything they have done for us and our family. Thank you so much for all of the hard work and time you have put into my case, we greatly appreciate it and your friendship. We highly recommend this firm and will always be thankful for everything they have done. Thank you so much again, Kim

Lendzey Garcia
Quote

I was in a very bad/ major car accident I originally had an attorney who wasn’t trying to help me out much or take any of my calls so I called Tiemann and told them my situation. They made it an AWESOME and Smooth transition over to them and took on both cases I had. I just settled on my big case and am beyond great full. For them and their team! I highly recommend them. To add on to this a little On how much they will work with you, I moved to Montana in the middle of all Of this and it was not an issue!