Are you or your loved one suffering from a soft tissue injury due to a car accident? James H. Brown and Associates is here to provide you with the legal advice you need! Learn about soft tissue injury and the legal steps you can take to receive the compensation you deserve below.
What is a Soft Tissue Injury
A soft tissue injury is typically defined as any trauma or injury sustained to the victim’s muscles, ligaments or tendons, and it’s commonly associated with car accidents. Soft tissue injuries are generally classified into the following:
A partial tear to a ligament caused by a twist or a wrench causes a sprain. Generally, sprains can affect the knees, ankles and wrists and can sometimes be treated using rest, ice, compression and elevation (R.I.C.E). It’s crucial to get sprains examined by a doctor as they can evolve from a partial tear to a complete tear where surgical repair may be necessary.
These are often caused by a blunt force to the body, resulting in discoloration, swelling and pain. While some contusions can be treated using (R.I.C.E), others may need to be examined by a doctor.
Whether you’re suffering from contusions like deep bruises or sprains like whiplash or torn ligaments, you must seek medical attention to ensure that you receive the proper medical care.
How Long Do Soft Tissue Injury Settlements Take?
Unfortunately, there isn’t a straightforward answer to how long a soft tissue injury settlement could take, as many factors can influence the settlement’s length. Generally, with the help of a soft tissue injury lawyer, most individuals can settle within 1-5 years. If you or your loved one has suffered a soft tissue injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident, speak to an experienced soft tissue injury lawyer in Alberta to learn more about your legal rights and the steps to take in order to gain compensation you deserve. You can also read more about the factors determining the length of your settlement here.
Soft Tissue Injuries Payouts: Capped or Not?
It’s a common misconception that soft tissue injury payouts are capped, and seeking a settlement is not worth it. While most Albertans know that The Cap limits the compensation you can receive for specific injuries, many are unaware that it only limits the compensation you can receive for “pain and suffering.” Many expenses, such as loss of income, long-term care and inability to perform housekeeping tasks, are not covered by The Cap, which means that victims can still attain the compensation they deserve. The best way to know whether your injuries are capped is to speak to an experienced soft tissue injury lawyer. Learn more about common soft tissue injury misconceptions here!
Soft Tissue Injury Lawyers in Alberta
For over 30 years, James H. Brown and Associates has helped thousands of accident victims in Alberta attain the justice they deserve. Our team of experienced personal injury lawyers is available to provide victims with the services and support they need through every step of recovery. Contact us today to book a free consultation with one of our soft tissue injury lawyers!