Los Angeles Soft Tissue Injury Lawyers
Some of the most common injuries experienced by accident victims are soft tissue injuries. You may have suffered a soft tissue injury in any number of ways: in a car accident, after a slip and fall, or because of repetitive movement required by your job. The causes of soft tissue damages are numerous. In most of these instances, the injury is the result of another person's negligence.
If you or a loved one has suffered a soft tissue injury, you may be able to recover compensation from those responsible. At the Law Offices of Lederer & Nojima, we will aggressively fight to protect your rights. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.
What is a Soft Tissue Injury?
Soft tissues are any tissues that connect, support or surround other structures, and include the muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Tendons are tough bands of connective tissue that usually connect a muscle to bone. Ligaments are fibrous tissues that connect bones to other bones. Soft tissue injuries involve damage to these muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves, but not to bones or organs. Doctors often diagnose these injuries as sprains, strains, bruises, abrasions, and so on. While often dismissed as "imaginary" or "slight," soft tissue injuries can be extremely painful and debilitating, and may take a long time to heal. Some injuries may even be ongoing.
What Victims may Experience with a Soft Tissue Injury
Soft tissue injuries can cause a variety of consequences, including any of the following:
- swelling that puts pressure on arteries or veins, causing restricted blood flow
- pinched nerves that can be extremely painful, with the possibility of permanent nerve damage
- damage to muscles, ligaments or tendons that requires surgery or extensive physical therapy
- cause other physical ailments and physical conditions
Types of Soft Tissue Injuries
At Lederer & Nojima, our experienced Los Angeles soft tissue injury lawyers have recovered compensation for clients suffering from a variety of soft tissue injures. Some types of soft tissue injuries include:
- Neck injury (whiplash)
- Back injury (herniated disk, lower back strain, ligament damage)
- Tendonitis Rib injury Knee injury (torn cartilage, dislocated kneecap)
- Foot injury (Achilles tendon)
- Shoulder injury (torn rotator cuffs, dislocated shoulder)
- Torn muscle, tendons, or ligaments
- Lacerations and abrasions
- Nerve damage
- Damage to veins and arteries
Importance of Contacting an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney
Soft tissue injuries are often worse than they first appear. A sore neck or pulled muscle may develop into a debilitating injury and even require surgery. Without an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side, an insurance company may reject your soft tissue damage claim or offer an inadequate, immediate settlement that does not account for ongoing medical treatment or future disability. Insurance companies routinely try to minimize the seriousness of soft tissue injuries to avoid paying fair and just compensation to the victim, when in reality you may be seriously injured and unable to work for an extended period. At Lederer & Nojima, we will work with your doctors to diagnose the actual damage and accurately document your claims for medical expenses (including future medical costs), lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. If you or a loved one has been suffering from a soft tissue injury, contact us today.