One of the most challenging situations an accident victim can face involves so-called soft tissue injuries. Unlike lacerations, bruising and burns, soft tissue injuries are invisible. And unlike broken bones, collapsed lungs and brain contusions, soft tissue injuries are not easily perceived via imaging and other straightforward testing/mechanisms. As a result, soft tissue injuries are difficult to “prove.”
These injuries can be devastating. They can make it impossible for an accident victim to work and to go about daily life in a relatively straightforward way. However, because these injuries may be difficult to diagnose and “prove” it can sometimes be challenging for accident victims to receive the financial compensation and/or insurance coverage they are entitled to in the wake of sustaining such injuries. Thankfully, an experienced Indianapolis, Indiana personal injury lawyer has experience in proving soft tissue injuries and can help accident victims navigate their legal situations as successfully as is possible under the circumstances.
Liability for Soft Tissue Injuries – The Basics
In general, when an individual or other legal entity owes someone a duty of care and injury results from a breach of that duty, the responsible party may be held responsible in a court of law. This general rule holds true whether the responsible party was a drunk driver who caused a collision or a coach who failed to provide his or her players with necessary safety equipment. Once a soft tissue injury has occurred as a result of another’s negligence or recklessness, it is time to speak with an experienced Indianapolis, IN personal injury lawyer.
During your consultation with a member of the Ward & Ward Law Firm legal team, please provide any medical documentation related to your soft tissue injury that you currently possess. Once your attorney understands more about your situation, he or she will be able to advise you of your legal options. If it is appropriate to file a legal claim and/or follow up with an uncooperative insurance company, your Indianapolis, IN personal injury lawyer can handle the heavy lifting associated with this action.
Legal Assistance Is Available
If you have experienced a soft tissue injury as a result of an accident, please do not hesitate to schedule a consultation with an experienced Indianapolis, IN personal injury lawyer today. These injuries can be difficult to prove legally, but our firm has extensive experience successfully representing injured persons and we would be happy to talk to you about both your unique situation and our approach to representation.
Even if you are unsure of whether you have sufficient grounds to file a legal claim, please consider scheduling a confidential consultation today. The law is complex, nuanced and does not always function as one might first assume. Therefore, it is certainly possible that even if you somehow contributed to your own injury or you believe (for whatever reason) that you are barred from legal recovery that you may have grounds for a successful claim. Please consider connecting with a member of our legal team today so that we may learn more about your unique situation and advise you of your legal options accordingly. We look forward to speaking with you.