Dealing With Soft Tissue Injuries After An Accident
The most common injuries suffered in auto accidents are soft tissue injuries. This is an injury to muscles, ligaments, tendons or other soft body tissues. While these injuries can be serious, most insurance companies do not treat them seriously.
At the law firm of Sokol & Associates, P.C., in Portland, our attorneys have extensive experience helping people who suffer serious injuries in car crashes, slip-and-falls, and other types of accidents. We have tried hundreds of cases involving soft tissue injuries and obtained compensation for our clients. Call 503-575-9683 for a free initial consultation about your case. We serve clients in Oregon and southwestern Washington.
Treating Soft Tissue Injuries After An Accident
Most soft tissue injuries will heal in a few weeks. If this is the case with you, that is the best outcome you could hope for. Recovering your health is much more important than recovering compensation in a personal injury case.
Unfortunately, some soft tissue injuries may take months or years to heal. Many insurance companies take the position that you are not injured unless you can prove it, and if the injury does not show up on an X-ray or CT scan, they may claim that it is not real. Our lawyers can help you obtain the evidence you need to prove your injury in a court of law.
Some people who suffer soft tissues injuries become discouraged and discontinue medical treatment when they are not getting better. This can be a costly mistake. If you stop seeing the doctor, the insurance company will no longer believe that you are injured. In addition, if you don’t follow up on your treatment plan, it may take much longer for you to recover.