Law Firm of Edmiston & Colton
Free Initial Consultation
Call 406-545-0889

$150,000,000

In Verdicts And Settlements

Over

65 Years

Combined Legal Experience

2000

Cases Resolved

View Blog Navigation

How serious is a soft tissue injury from a car accident?


The range of injuries that can result from a car accident is almost limitless. Depending on the force of the impact, a car collision can result in anything from minor strains and sprains to catastrophic trauma like a brain injury or paralysis One very common type of injury sustained in Montana motor vehicle accidents is injury to the soft tissues of the neck and back.

The term "soft tissue" refers generally to muscles, ligaments and tendons. These tissues are vulnerable to trauma in a car accident because of the way occupants are thrown around inside the vehicle at the moment of impact. The soft tissues can sustain bruises, strains and sprains from overextension.

Whiplash is a form of soft tissue injury. It results when a vehicle occupant's head and neck are thrown violently back and forth in a rear end collision. A whiplash victim will typically experience neck pain and stiffness, back pain and possibly even cognitive problems with concentration and memory.

The severity of a soft tissue injury is not always apparent immediately after the accident. It is very common for the victim to feel only minor discomfort at the accident scene but develop more severe pain and stiffness days later. Soft tissue injuries can also be difficult to diagnose, because they do not show up on x-rays. Anyone involved in a motor vehicle accident who feels any pain or discomfort at all would be wise to seek medical attention right away.

When a soft tissue injury is caused by the negligent driver of another vehicle, the victim has the right to recover monetary damages for medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help a victim get the compensation they are entitled to under the law.


Source: Findlaw.com, "Soft Tissue Injuries Caused by Motor Vehicle Accidents," accessed April 24, 2016

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response
Contextual

Your Future Can Be Brighter

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Super Lawyers American Assciation For Justice The Best Lawyers In America State Bar Of Montana

Keep In Touch

-

Law Firm of Edmiston & Colton
310 Grand Ave
Billings, MT 59101

Toll Free: 877-413-7681
Phone: 406-545-0889
Fax: 406-259-1094
Map & Directions

Review Us