Whiplash and Soft Tissue Injury Attorneys in Long Beach
It is very common to experience soft tissue injuries in a car accident. These injuries may not be considered as severe as other accident injuries such as broken bones and traumatic brain injuries, especially by insurance companies. Soft tissue injuries are still incredibly painful, and they can affect your overall wellbeing and your ability to enjoy your life without pain.
Much like a bruise, whiplash or other soft tissue injuries may not show up right away. It can be a few days or even weeks before you begin to experience ongoing pain. When a vehicle in motion is in a collision the impact can cause overextension of joints, ligaments, and muscles throughout your entire body. This leads to:
- Bruising and inflammation
- Brachial plexus injury
- Rotator cuff injury
- Tendonitis and bursitis
These types of injuries can have lasting effects on your physical and mental health. Nobody should have to live with persistent headaches, neck pain, limited range of motion, dizziness, and numbness. Not to mention that the longer these issues take to heal the more likely you are to have depression, problems sleeping, anxiety, and brain fog. If you have been hurt in an accident and sustained soft tissue injuries a Long Beach orthopedic injury attorney may be able to get you the help you need to recover.
Whiplash is named after the backward and forward motion of the cracking of a whip. It happens when a body in motion is abruptly halted or has collided with something else. The head moves in a rapid back-and-forth motion very forcefully causing a soft tissue injury to the neck. Whiplash can vary in severity from minor aches and pains to chronic ongoing pain and limited mobility. Many cases of whiplash may heal within a month, but some people experience symptoms for years.
It is crucial to seek medical care when you have been in a wreck. Even if you think you came out unscathed you may have injuries that just haven’t surfaced. When the adrenaline rush wears off you will start to feel what hurts and where. Medical professionals will check your range of motion and may look at X-rays to rule out the possibility of fractures. They may order other imaging, such as CT or MRI, in diagnostics.
It is important to rest soft tissue injuries, and pain medication may be necessary to stay comfortable during healing. Severe cases must be immobilized with the help of cervical collar. Even after initial treatment, physical therapy is often recommended and is an ongoing expense. These bills can add up when you aren’t able to go to work or are limited to working part time due to your injuries.
If you have mounting medical bills from a car accident, Joseph H. Low IV is ready to get to work for you. Negligent drivers can be held responsible for their poor driving conduct, especially if you or your loved one have gotten hurt. Medical bills, future treatments, lost wages, lost ability to earn, and pain and suffering are all damages that can be pursued.
Our office will build your case and file a claim on your behalf to seek the compensation you deserve. Joseph H. Low IV will negotiate with the insurance companies and is very experienced and comfortable in the courtroom. He is ready and willing to take a case to court if he needs to. Call the office at (562) 901-0840 or toll-free (888) 454-5569 to schedule a free consultation with Mr. Low.