The Value and Worth of Soft Tissue Injury Claims in British Columbia
Damage to muscles, tendons and ligaments the so called “soft tissue” can lead to the most difficult personal injury cases to settle without a lawyer. Often the condition does not show up on any scan or test and the family doctor may only be able to elicit pain and reduced range of motion. Without any objective signs on a scan or test ICBC and other companies will be sceptical of accepting your claim, even if they pay you some money at the beginning. At the end you may be offered far less than you thought your personal injury case was really worth and, more often than not, are left with little proof.
Our Soft Tissue Injury Lawyers know about winning cases. Thousands of ICBC and personal injury claimants have sought the help of our experienced legal team and we have obtained millions of dollars for our clients. Each client is offered personal, individual attention and treated as the unique person he or she is, and every case is valued by an experienced advocate.
What is Soft Tissue Injury in After a Car Accident?
Whiplash is certainly the most commonly referred to, but is certainly not the only type of soft tissue injury. After a car accident, pedestrian accident, slip and fall, or surgical procedure you may have sprained or torn muscles. Any damage to soft tissues that allow the movement of the neck, back, and joints in the shoulder, arm and legs can produce symptoms that limit function. Soft Tissue Injury Lawyers seek compensation for your loss of function which can often include loss of income or cost of future care.
There are three broad categories of soft tissue injury: Closed, Open, and Burns.
Closed soft tissue injuries occur under the skin and include the strain and sprains that are often described as whiplash associated disorder, muscoligamentous, cervical strain, or back strain to name a few. There are also bruises, hematomas, and crushing injuries which damage the cells and blood vessels. This can lead to blood accumulation, swelling or even organ rupture.
Open Soft tissue injuries cause the skin to open and the soft tissue to be exposed. Abrasions, lacerations, avulsions, penetrations, and amputations are the general categories of this trauma.
Burns are classified according to the depth, severity, location, pre-existing medical condition and age. Most open soft tissue injuries and burns form part of a more complex set of symptoms which could include the brain and spinal cord.
When To Hire a Soft Tissue Injury Lawyer
If you feel that your symptoms will last longer than 30 days you should seek legal advice as soon as possible. We guarantee a free legal consultation for your soft tissue injury claim. Yes, free. Just give us a call.
It is imperative that you meet the reporting requirements for your claim and avoid losing important evidence for future use- this is time sensitive! Let us be the first ones to tell you whether you have a good case. When your case has been professional prepared you will get a professional legal opinion as to how much your case is really worth so you have the power to make the right choice.