Common Types Of Soft Tissue Injuries
Many accidents can cause soft tissue injuries, which is a broad term used to describe many different types of harm that can occur because of an accident. When a victim suffers from soft tissue injuries, the pain and damage are real, but these types of injuries are not always taken as seriously as they should be by insurers and those responsible for the accident. At Mitch Grissim & Associates in Nashville, our experienced personal injury attorneys will zealously advocate for the compensation you deserve after an accident. To learn more about what your claims might be worth, schedule a free consultation in our office today.
What is Soft Tissue?
Soft tissue refers to parts of the body that are not hard, like bones, or organs within the body. Common examples of soft tissue include muscles, tendons, and ligaments. These parts of the body can be injured easily in accidents when a force, twist, impact, or penetrating force occurs, with the severity of the injury and length of recovery determined by a number of different factors.
Types of Soft Tissue Injuries
Soft tissue injuries come in many forms, and the type of injury as well as the severity of the injury often dictate compensation in a personal injury claim as well as how long it will take a victim to recover from soft tissue damage. Some of the most common types of soft tissue injuries include the following:
Contusions: Also known as a bruise, contusions occur when blunt force is applied to soft tissue, causing capillaries to rupture and bleed. Contusions often cause pain, swelling, and discoloration that can last for days or weeks.
Strains: Strains are injuries that happen most often with muscles and tendons, which occurs when these soft tissues are forced or stretched in an accident. If a strain is severe enough, a tear may occur in the soft tissue that may require surgery in order to repair. Victims of strains must rest the soft tissue affected, which could mean missing work and losing wages.
Sprains: A sprain is a type of soft tissue injury that affects ligaments and occurs when a wrench or twist causes a partial tear in the tissue. If the ligament becomes completely torn as a result of a sprain, surgery may be necessary.
Bursitis: This soft tissue injury affects the bursa, or the fluid filled sac that rests between bones and other soft tissues like muscles or tendons, and causes inflammation of the area. Bursitis can be caused by a direct trauma to the area in an accident, and if rest does not heal the injury injections may be required.
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If you or a loved one has suffered an accident in the Nashville area that resulted in soft tissue injuries, or worse, let the knowledgeable personal injury lawyers at Mitch Grissim & Associates handle your case. To learn more, call the office or contact us today to schedule a free evaluation of your injury claims.