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Villarreal & Begum August 4, 2020

Overlooked Injuries: Soft Tissue Damage

Young man suffering from neck pain.

One of the most common types of injuries after a car crash is soft tissue damage. While these injuries are not life-threatening, they can be extremely painful. Soft tissue injuries occur under the skin and can take a long time to heal. During this time, the damaged tissue can be sore and even limit your movement. These injuries damage the muscles, tendons, or ligaments, which are known as the soft tissues of the body. Tendonitis, whiplash and other strains are common soft tissue injuries. These injuries can range in severity, and its best to have your doctor to determine the best course of treatment for you.

The symptoms of soft tissue damage can make your life much more difficult. Limited mobility and pain can make everyday activities a serious strain on your body. Often, you’ll need to take time off work in order to let these injuries heal and to prevent them from getting any worse. Depending on the severity, your doctor might recommend rehabilitative therapy or prescribe something to help the swelling.

Car crash victims often suffer numerous injuries. Whiplash and being jerked around the car during the collision can cause severe soft tissue damage. However, you might not notice the injures right after the collision. It could take anywhere from hours to days to notice that something is not right. After any accident, you should be examined by your doctor as soon as possible. The sooner you find out something is wrong, the sooner you can start to treat it, and prevent more damage from happening.

Get Help from a Texas Accident Lawyer

Have you or a loved one been in a serious car crash and suffered injuries? If so, you should reach out to an experienced Austin car crash lawyer. Contact the Villarreal & Begum Law Firm today. We offer free consultations and are passionate about helping injured Texans.