Victims injured in a car accident may sustain a number of injuries, that can be minor or very severe ones. Victims of low-impact accidents sometimes suffer from debilitating injuries. This article will discuss soft tissue injuries, including TBI, that can be sustained in a motor vehicle accident.
Soft Tissue Injuries: Symptoms
It is important for car accident victims to be aware of the symptoms linked with soft tissue injuries. This is in order for them to receive immediate medical treatment. These victims may experience some of the following symptoms:
- Blurry vision
- Neck stiffness
- Neck pain
- Jaw pain
- Tingling in the shoulders
Some behavioral symptoms they may experience include:
- Erratic behavior
- Concentration problems
The common effect associated with soft tissue injuries is that they cause a great amount of pain. Sometimes victims may keep on feeling pain even after the injury has healed. This is common in situations where scar tissue has formed. Scar tissue can irritate the nerves or disrupt the nerves, which is what results. Other long-term effects include:
- continued muscle spasms,
- narrowing of the space between the disc and the spine and
- the curvature of the spine
In addition to these injuries, car accident victims may suffer from other injuries. Some common injuries include:
- back pain,
- joint pain or
- aggravation of pre-existing injuries
A combination of soft tissue injuries and these other injuries could result in more serious cases.
Soft tissue injuries can be difficult to prove because they aren’t visible or appear on x-rays or common diagnostic tests. As a result, insurance adjusters may attempt to deny claims for accidents linked with such injuries. In fact, some insurance defense attorneys may say that the victim is lying or exaggerating about these injuries. Therefore, you will need an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you succeed in your case.