You may have heard of broken bones or head injuries as being common results of personal injury accidents. But you may not realize that soft tissue injuries are equally as common. Read on to discover how a soft tissue injury occurs and how one of the seasoned personal injury attorneys in Baltimore County, at The Law Offices of Markey & Orsi, can help you through this difficult time.
What are the different types of soft tissue injuries?
Notably, there are two different categories of soft tissue injuries: acute soft tissue injury and overuse soft tissue injury.
For one, an acute soft tissue injury is one that is caused by sudden trauma, whether it be a fall, a twist, or a blow to the body. Common acute injuries are sprains and contusions.
Secondly, an overuse soft tissue injury is one that is caused by the repeated use of a certain part of the body that does not have enough time to heal between occurrences. Common overuse injuries are tendinitis, bursitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
How might a soft tissue injury occur?
A soft tissue injury may be the result of more personal injury accidents than you may originally think. Examples of how you might incur one are as follows:
- An acute soft tissue injury:
- An auto accident (i.e., car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, pedestrian, etc).
- A slip and fall accident (i.e., elevator, sidewalk, parking lot, supermarket, hotel).
- A violent attack.
- A dog bite.
- A defective product.
- An overuse soft tissue injury:
- A workplace accident.
- A construction site accident.
- A sports-related accident.
How do I recover damages from my soft tissue injury?
Sometimes, the cure for a soft tissue injury is something as minor as rest or rehabilitation services. But other times, the required treatment plan involves surgeries and other medical procedures. With this, the medical bills for your prescriptions, medical devices, hospital visits, and procedures can rapidly pile up. What’s more, you may have to spend some time away from work and miss out on some anticipated wages. You may also hire a third party to carry out domestic services that you can no longer do independently, like chauffeuring your children, grocery shopping, or housekeeping.
This is when a personal injury claim comes into play. For your claim, you will have to prove that your soft tissue injury is a direct result of another party’s negligence in an accident. If successful, you may be able to earn financial compensation to recover the financial damages that you have incurred.
You must not proceed with your claim without the legal services of one of the competent personal injury attorneys in Baltimore County. Give our dedicated firm a call to schedule your free initial consultation today.