No matter how minor a car crash is, there is a chance that the vehicle occupants will suffer from an injury. Soft tissue damage is one type of injury that a person might suffer in any crash, even if it isn’t a very serious crash.
Soft tissue injuries are those that involve the soft areas of the body, such as ligaments or muscles. Bruises, sprains, and strains are all types of soft tissue injuries. These can cause darkened marks on the body. They can also cause swelling, soreness, and stiffness.
In many cases, a soft tissue injury won’t require urgent medical care. A pulled muscle, for example, will usually go away on its own. Other soft tissue injuries can be more serious.
Whiplash is one type of soft tissue injury that might require medical care because it is a condition that affects the neck. This injury occurs when the head is snapped violently front to back or side to side when the crash occurs. It is often referred to as a cervical sprain or strain.
Whiplash can cause physical symptoms, such as neck pain, back pain, or stiffness in the neck, but it can also cause non-physical symptoms. Having problems with memory and being unable to concentrate are two examples of non-physical symptoms that can occur because of whiplash.
If you suffered from a soft tissue injury in an accident, don’t discount your injury. You might opt to seek compensation for the injury you suffered. Be sure that you explore this option quickly because there is a time limit that applies to personal injury cases in Wisconsin.
Source: FindLaw, “Soft Tissue Injuries Caused by Motor Vehicle Accidents,” accessed Oct. 21, 2016