Experienced Beaumont Soft Tissue Injury Attorneys
Car accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, and other negligence-based accidents can lead to different types of injuries. While people often think of these accidents as causing broken bones or concussions, a very common type of injury is also frequently overlooked: soft tissue injuries. Injury to your tendons, ligaments or muscles may be harder to diagnose at first because they are not visible by x-ray, but these injuries can have a lasting, devastating effect on your quality of life. If you were hurt through someone else’s negligence and you suffered a personal injury, you have the right to recover compensation for those injuries.
The Texas personal injury lawyers at the Gilbert Adams Law Offices know well how to establish and prove generous damages for soft-tissue injuries, which can permanently affect your work, family and all aspects of your life. While these injuries can be painful and debilitating, insurance companies will try to dismiss the injuries. We have a track record of making substantial recoveries for these types of injuries. We commit ourselves to helping accident victims obtain full and fair compensation after a soft tissue injury caused by someone else’s negligence. If you have suffered a strain, sprain, pulled muscle or other soft tissue injury, we want to hear from you.
What is a Soft Tissue Injury?
Soft tissue injuries occur when you suffer damage to the muscles, ligaments, or tendons in your body–the “soft tissue,” rather than the harder structures like bones. Damage to the soft tissue can occur as a result of either acute or chronic trauma.
Acute trauma refers to a sudden impact or other damaging event, such as a sudden blow, fall or harmful twist. Chronic trauma refers to harmful trauma that occurs over time, such as overuse injuries like repetitive stress disorder.
Common Soft Tissue Injuries
Your muscles, ligaments, and tendons can be injured in a variety of ways. At the Gilbert Adams Law Offices, our personal injury legal team has decades of experience helping injured Texans recover compensation after all manner of soft tissue injuries. For over 90 years, we have helped car accident victims, workplace accident victims, slip and fall victims, and other injured parties recover damages, even for soft tissue injuries including:
- Ligaments connect the bones in the body to one another. A sprain occurs when those ligaments are stretched or torn. A sprained ligament can lead to chronic pain, limited mobility, swelling, tenderness, and bruising. Sprains are often caused by a sudden twisting or rotating of a joint, most commonly the wrist, ankle, elbow, shoulder, or knee.
- Strains are similar to sprains, except that they affect your muscles or tendons. The severity of a strain can range from a simple over-stretch to a full tear, leading to muscle weakness, cramping, swelling, spasms, and pain.
- Contusions or bruising typically result from sudden trauma to a specific part of the body, causing tendons and/or muscles to become crushed or otherwise damaged. The pooling of blood under the skin leads to discoloration as well as swelling, tenderness, and functional limitations.
- Repetitive trauma injuries. Repetitive trauma or exposures such as some job tasks requiring repetition of a strenuous activity, such as regular lifting or twisting. These injuries can occur in the workplace when workers are not given proper training, breaks or equipment. Common repetitive trauma injuries include tendonitis and bursitis which can be very painful and limiting.
Whatever the nature of your injury, if you were hurt through someone else’s negligence, you are likely entitled to compensation. Even soft tissue injuries can permanently alter your life. You are entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, your medical expenses, and for limitations on your ability to work or enjoy your life. Consult with a seasoned soft tissue injury lawyer at the Gilbert Adams Law Offices to find out what compensation you may be owed.
Fight for Your Right to Monetary Compensation After a Texas Soft Tissue Injury
If you or a loved one has suffered from a soft tissue injury in Texas, call the Gilbert Adams Law Offices in Beaumont at 409-835-3000 for a free consultation with a dedicated and compassionate Texas personal injury attorney.