Back injuries and other soft tissue injuries can be very painful and may leave victims with severely limited mobility. Motor vehicle accidents and falls are the primary causes of back and soft tissues injuries. Even a minor fender bender can result in serious soft tissue injuries, including back injuries and whiplash. Diagnosing and treating these injuries can be very expensive, resulting in high medical bills—in addition to lost wages due to time out of work. Fortunately, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries from your insurance company or the responsible party; therefore, if you have been injured in a Colorado automobile or motorcycle accident, it is recommended that you consult an experienced personal injury attorney who handles back injury and soft tissue injury cases.
Sudden trauma, including a direct blow or abrupt movement, is often the cause of back and soft tissue injuries. In a car or motorcycle accident, victims may suffer soft tissue injuries in their back, shoulders, or neck even during low speed accidents. Whiplash, a soft tissue injury in the neck, is a common form of soft tissue injury sustained in automobile accidents. Back injuries and soft tissue injuries may also result from a slip and fall accident on a wet or slippery surface.
Some of the more common back and soft tissue injuries include:
It is important to see a doctor soon after you have been in an automobile, motorcycle, or other accident. Symptoms of back and other soft tissue injuries often do not appear until a day or more following an auto accident.
It can be difficult for doctors to diagnose back and other soft tissue injuries, because these injuries often do not show up on standard imaging equipment, including x-rays, CT scans, and MRIs. Automobile accident victims often undergo these tests only to find out the tests were unable to detect their injuries. In this case, doctors will generally treat automobile accident victims and other accident victims for soft tissue injuries based upon a physical examination and the patient’s symptoms.
Diagnosis and treatment of back injuries and soft tissue injuries can be time-consuming and costly. At Fowler Law Firm, we understand the pain caused by back and other soft tissue injuries, as well as the high cost of treating these injuries. We help our clients in Colorado receive maximum compensation for automobile and motorcycle injuries, including medical expenses, loss of wages, and pain and suffering. Call our Fort Collins, Colorado office today at (970) 232-3322 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a free confidential review of your case.