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by Jeff Rasansky - June 13, 2016
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.

Don’t let the insurance company downplay your injuries. Our Dallas accident lawyers will fight for every penny you deserve.

“Soft tissue injuries” are injuries that affect muscles, ligaments, and tendons. While many types of soft-tissue injuries heal on their own, some are much more-serious and can lead to permanent loss of function. Unfortunately, these type of injuries are often downplayed by the insurance company as “not serious,” leaving victims with little hope of recovering compensation for their legitimate pain and suffering.

If you’ve suffered soft-tissue injuries in a car accident, call Rasansky Law Firm today at 1-877-405-4313. We’ll evaluate the facts of your case for free, and explain the options still available to you.

Soft Tissue Injuries After a Car Accident

Soft Tissue Injuries Can Be Very Serious

Soft tissue injuries often refer to contusions, sprains and strains, but also include whiplash, muscle tears, muscle separation, tendon injuries, nerve damage, bone bruises, and cartilage damage.

Soft-tissue injuries are often underestimated.

Soft tissue injuries are usually underestimated because there’s no obvious outward evidence of a serious injury when compared to other injuries such as broken bones, puncture wounds, burns, etc. That being said, these types of insidious injuries have the potential to develop into lifelong impairment, which can threaten one’s quality of life. Something that may seem like a simple strain may, for example, lead to a blood clot due to the impingement of a nerve or artery.

Soft tissue injuries are typically associated with low-impact and low-speed accidents. Just because a vehicle was traveling at a low speed, doesn’t mean that the injuries you sustained aren’t serious. For example, a strained neck following a low-speed collision may seem inconsequential until the victim starts suffering from chronic neck and back pain weeks after said accident. This gap in treatment will be used against you by the insurance company, even though it is normal for some types of injuries to present themselves only after sever days or weeks have passed.

Here are some of the symptoms of soft tissue injuries which should be taken very seriously:

  • Stiff neck
  • Heavy bruising
  • Tingling in the legs or shoulders
  • Jaw pain
  • Blurry vision
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Vertigo
  • Confusion

It’s not uncommon for insurance companies to allege that accident victims are feigning injuries on account of the fact that soft tissue injuries are subtle. It’s because of this that you should discuss the facts of your case with an accident attorney as soon as you can.

You may be approached by an insurance adjuster shortly after being involved in an accident. It’s important that you don’t speak to them nor sign anything. Understand that these people are not on your side. Anything you tell them will be used against you to minimize your claim or deny coverage outright. Anything they ask you to sign is for their benefit; not yours. It’s very important that you let your attorney deal with insurance while you focus on recovering from your injuries.

Why you should see a doctor immediately.

Seeking medical attention is very important after your accident, since this will help you prove your damages. Without documented proof of your injuries, the insurance company will claim that your injury claim is invalid. If your injuries do not warrant an emergency room visit, it is still imperative that you seek a medical evaluation from your physician. Patient records, medical receipts and anything related to treatment will help prove your losses in court.

How we can help.

If you’re unable to pay for your medical treatment, simply get in touch with us and we’ll do our best to get you seen by a doctor as soon as possible, and for no charge to you. We take cases on contingency at Rasansky Law Firm, meaning you never risk a penny of your own money for us to handle your claim. Call us today at 1-877-405-4313 for more information.

Speak With a Dallas Auto Accident Attorney For Free

The attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to speak to you about your potential case free of charge. If we can help with your claim, we’ll do so for no out-of-pocket cost to you. Call us 24/7 at (214) 651-6100, or toll-free at 1-877-405-4313.

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