Soft Tissue Injury Lawyer
Soft tissue injuries are very common in car accidents, tractor-trailer accidents, motorcycle accidents, and slip & fall incidents. If you’re in an accident and receive a diagnosis from the hospital of a “sprain” or “strain”, you have a soft-tissue injury.
Pain, inflammation, and stress on the muscles and nerves can be fairly serious. Despite what a car insurance claim adjuster says, soft tissue injuries can be progressive and permanent. Major soft tissue injuries can include severe whiplash, a blown disc in your spine, or torn rotator cuff.
Treatment for a soft tissue car accident injury may include chiropractic care, physical therapy, pain management, and even surgery. If you have pain that radiates from a muscle, this can be a symptom of a serious neurological problem. A soft tissue injury lawyer will even the playing field with a claim adjuster. Now more than ever, insurance companies are fighting soft tissue claims, arguing that these injuries resolve themselves with time and require little medical treatment. Unfortunately for the victim of the accident, this is not always the case.
It takes very little force to cause soft tissue damage. The muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints can be torn even in low-speed car accidents. In fact, the minor impact soft tissue (MIST)claim can lead to medical treatment in excess of $20,000. Several weeks of physical therapy and pain management can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Please do not believe an insurance claim adjuster who tells you that you cannot be seriously injured in a low-speed car accident.That argument makes no sense medically.
Orthopedists and neurologists will testify, under oath, that there is absolutely no correlation between property damage (the wrecked cars) and the extent of your injury. Basically, you can be seriously hurt in a car accident where the vehicles were traveling at speeds less than 15mph.
Award Winning Attorneys in St. Louis
Our lawyers are recognized as being among the best injury attorneys in St. Louis. This recognition has come from years of representing clients with soft tissue injuries. We refuse to settle an injury claim for anything less than what is fair to our client.
The insurance companies are using advanced claims evaluation computer software. If you don’t have a skilled injury lawyer on your side, it is impossible to convince the adjuster and computer that your injuries are serious.
A soft tissue injury lawyer from our office will obtain your medical records and make sure you get the best possible medical treatment after the accident. It is important to get a soft tissue injury properly diagnosed. For example, one of the common misconceptions is that it is smart to see a chiropractor right after an accident. This is untrue, and in fact can make your injury much worse. Seeking the right medical treatment is necessary both for your good medical care and injury claim. Contact Schultz & Myers Personal Injury Lawyers today!