When a motor vehicle accident occurs, the impact of the crash will make everyone inside move abruptly and roughly. The force of the impact can cause soft tissue to stretch considerably, resulting in significant damage.

This jolt movement very often can cause injuries. Soft tissue injuries are the ones involving non-bony parts of the body, such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia. They present themselves in the form of tears, sprains, strains, and general soreness. People usually experience a lot of pain, swelling, bleeding and loss of function.

First aid for these types of injuries includes immobilization, ice, light stretching, and rest. After the initial swelling has gone down, you can follow up with a range of motion exercises, massage, and therapeutic exercise. Some of these can be done at home, but a qualified doctor or therapist should take a look before further damage is done. In severe cases, ligaments can tear completely and might require surgical repair.

Some insurance companies consider these injuries as minor, especially if developed in a relatively low-speed collision but never overlook the problem. Tendons and ligaments can take months and up to a year to fully heal. And, in the particular case of ligaments, they never heal – all ligament injuries are permanent. In any case, the best thing to do is to follow the recommendation of your doctor.

In addition to soft tissue injuries, there are various other types of injuries that can occur in car accidents, such as those resulting from underinsured drivers. It’s important to understand your rights and coverage options in these situations, and our Louisiana Underinsured Coverage page provides valuable information on this topic. Long insurance claims can also be a challenge, and our Long Insurance Claim page offers advice on how to navigate these often complex processes.

Bus crash injuries are another common type of injury that can have severe consequences, and our Bus Crash Injury page provides insights on how to proceed if you find yourself in such a situation. Additionally, we regularly update our blog with helpful information on a variety of topics, including holiday safety tips and recent news that may be relevant to your situation.

If you have suffered a soft tissue injury through someone else’s negligence, give us a call. Our experienced lawyers at AKD are dedicated to protecting your rights and looking out for your best interest.

In 2003, after being dissatisfied with the quality of legal care for victims of car accidents, Roderick ‘Rico’ Alvendia sought to establish a new firm focused on providing high-quality legal services to aid injured victims and their families. J. Bart Kelly, sharing Rico’s passion for upholding justice, joined the firm later that year, and established a partnership.

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