When any type of accident occurs, you may suffer a variety of injuries ranging from minor to severe. Regardless of the severity of your injuries, if you are burdened with significant damages, you may be entitled to compensation. Unfortunately, many people suffer soft tissue injuries as a result of slip-and-fall accidents and auto accidents. Soft tissue includes ligaments, muscles, and tendons. Keep reading to learn more about soft injury tissues and how a qualified Prince George’s County Personal Injury Attorney can help you navigate your legal options.
What are soft tissue injuries?
There are various types of soft tissue injuries. As mentioned above, soft tissue injuries damage muscles, tendons, or ligaments. They are often the result of sudden unexpected movement of the body. These types of injuries are commonly classified as contusions (bruises), sprains, tendonitis, bursitis, stress injuries, or strains. As with any type of injury, soft tissue injuries vary in terms of severity. Their severity is classified into different grades.
- Grade 1: These soft tissue injuries are considered mild and occur when the body suffers damage from overstretching which often results in swelling.
- Grade 2: These soft tissue injuries are considered moderate and occur when tissue partially tears. Although there is a tear, the soft tissue remains intact.
- Grade 3: These soft tissue injuries are considered severe and occur when complete tearing occurs. The terars are severe and rupter the muscle or ligament. These soft tissue injuries are often extremely painful and require long recovery times. Unfortunately, grade 3 injuries often require surgery.
What should I do if I suffer this type of injury after an accident?
In Maryland, if you are injured as a direct result of another person’s negligence, regardless of whether it is from a premises liability accident or auto accident, you are entitled to file a claim against that party to seek monetary compensation for your damages. However, the steps you take after an injury can make or break your case as you will have to fulfill the burden of proof. It is critical, even if your injuries seem minor, to seek medical attention. Once your injuries have been treated you must keep all pertinent medical bills and records that corroborate the extent and severity of your injuries. If you can, it is wise to capture photos of the scene and collect any witnesses’ contact information. This type of evidence can help support your claim. Ultimately, the steps you take after an accident can maximize your chances of recovering monetary compensation for your losses.
For more information on what to do after a soft tissue injury, contact an adept Prince George’s County personal injury attorney. Our firm is committed to helping our clients pursue legal action to seek reasonable compensation for their damages. Contact us today!