Many people think about soft tissue injuries and wonder just how serious they can be. Here is something to consider: If a soft tissue injury is left untreated, it can cause a person pain for the rest of his or her life. For this reason, whiplash should be treated appropriately and without delay.
There are many causes of whiplash, but it is most common in motor vehicle accidents. This occurs when one vehicle hits another from behind, causing a passenger’s neck in the front vehicle to snap back and forth.
Here is the confusing part about whiplash and other soft tissue injuries: They are not typically visible to the naked eye. For this reason, they are not always easy to diagnose. Of course, this doesn’t mean they are not painful.
An untreated soft tissue injury can become progressively worse over time. In fact, it can become so bad that it requires significant medical attention, which could include surgery.
If you believe you have suffered any type of soft tissue injury, such as whiplash, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. With the proper diagnostic tools, your medical team can determine what happened and how to best treat the injury.
Our attorneys are familiar with the many types of motor vehicle accident injuries, including whiplash and other soft tissue concerns. If you have suffered this type of injury, don’t put it off any longer. You need to receive treatment. You also need to learn more about your legal rights. You can do the latter by reading our “Whiplash (Soft Tissue Injuries)” webpage.