Soft tissue injuries are commonly experienced after a rear end collision. These types of injuries involve the parts of your body that are not bone, but soft parts of your body that support your structure, such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
The impact of a rear end crash jerks a person forward and then back. The force, even if the car that hit you was going just a few miles an hour, is enough to cause your soft tissues to stretch far beyond what is normal, which is how the damage is caused. Swelling, pain, inflammation, and loss of function can be part and parcel of a soft-tissue injury.
The challenge with soft-tissue injuries is that you cannot see them in an X-ray. They don’t show up like a broken bone, for example. Compounding the difficulty in diagnosing these types of injuries, is the fact that often people won’t even feel the symptoms for hours, or even days after the rear end crash occurred.
Nonetheless, if you are having pain after being struck from behind in a rear end collision, seeking medical and chiropractic treatment can potentially help. Chiropractors are skilled and trained to treat injuries such as those of the soft tissue. Left untreated, a soft-tissue injury can potentially turn into a chronic neck pain, back pain, or other chronic pain that limits your quality of life.
Whiplash, sprains, tendonitis, strains, herniated disks, joint problems, headaches, stiffness, burning sensation, dizziness, shoulder or back pain can all potentially be caused by soft tissue injuries.
Insurance companies will often dismiss soft tissue injuries, because they are more difficult to diagnose. If you are having questions or concerns about your injury following an accident, consider discussing your situation with attorney Kenneth A Pryor. Our firm has a proven track record of fighting for the rights of the injured, and you can see some of our recent case results here.
Contact The Pryor Law Firm
The Pryor Law Firm maintains offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Nassau County. We handle personal injury cases exclusively on a contingency fee basis (meaning you pay no fee unless we recover compensation for you), and we can visit you or your loved one at home or at a hospital if travel is too difficult. To contact us for confidential advice following a serious injury or fatal accident, submit our online contact form or call 212-222-8444 in Manhattan, 718-773-1700 in Brooklyn or 516-741-8100 in Nassau County.
Firm founder Kenneth A. Pryor is a member of the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Pryor is an experienced trial lawyer who teaches trial skills as an adjunct law school professor. Our firm can provide the knowledgeable and experienced legal representation you need.
* Disclaimer: The above case results are samples of some of the verdicts and settlements that were obtained through the efforts of Kenneth A. Pryor during his career as lead counsel or co-counsel and the results were dependent on the specific facts of each individual case. Prior results are no guarantee of a similar outcome or future success. Each case is unique and the final outcome of negotiations or trial is never guaranteed. In some cases, the verdicts may have been reduced by a court or settled by the parties for a lesser amount.