If you have been injured in a car accident, the natural reaction is to pursue a claim against the other driver’s insurance company. Unfortunately, some types of injuries are met with skepticism by insurance agents and defense attorneys. One of these types of injuries is commonly called a soft tissue injury.
What Is a Soft Tissue Injury?
The term soft tissue injury describes a number of different medical problems. They are often difficult to diagnose, and they are often difficult to prove because often they cannot be seen on an x-ray or MRI. One of the most common types of soft tissue injury is whiplash. Even though these types of injuries have been mocked often in popular media, the injury is very real. Whiplash involves the sudden and violent trauma to the neck as a car is hit from behind and the driver’s head snaps backward, forward, and then backward again, causing injuries to the neck. Symptoms of whiplash include headaches, dizziness, neck stiffness, back pain, and numbness. The symptoms can last for days, weeks, or a lifetime. You can learn more about whiplash here.
Contact an Anchorage Area Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved has been injured in a car accident, you should contact a personal injury attorney. Contact the Law Office of Ben Crittenden at 907-771-9002 for a free consultation. You can also visit our personal injury page, car accident page, and our Blog for more information.