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Hudson Valley Personal Injury Attorneys Helping Accident Victims Seek Compensation for Soft Tissue Injuries

Soft tissue injury refers to injuries to the body’s muscles, ligaments, and tendons. While fractured or shattered bones are often immediately detectable following an accident, a soft tissue injury can be more insidious. It can be harder to identify, often arising over time or without much in the way of symptoms until the injury festers and worsens without treatment. Soft tissue injuries can be just as painful and debilitating as other wounds, leading to chronic pain, functional limitations, and other dangers.

If you’ve experienced a car accident, slip and fall, pedestrian accident, or any other traumatic event, it’s important to see a physician as soon as possible. You could have a latent soft tissue or other internal injury that might escape notice before worsening. After a soft tissue injury caused by someone else’s negligence in the Hudson Valley, call the personal injury lawyers at Dupée & Monroe in Goshen. We’ll help you get the medical care you need without going bankrupt in the process. If your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, we’ll fight to make sure they fairly compensate you for the harm they caused.

Types of Soft Tissue Injuries

Soft tissue injuries occur when the body suffers damage to the muscles, ligaments, and/or tendons. Damage to the soft tissue typically occurs after acute or chronic trauma to the affected tissue. Damage can occur after a sudden trauma caused by a fall, traffic accident, or sports incident, or via overuse for a long period of time. Soft tissue injuries can take multiple forms. The most common types of soft tissue injuries are as follows:

Sprains. Sprains refer to damage to the ligaments, which are tissues that connect bone to bone and act as a stabilizing force. When exposed to trauma, the ligaments can stretch or tear, leading to swelling, pain, mobility limitations, and bruising. 

Strains. Strains occur when there is damage to the tendons or muscle tissue, typically by being stretched or torn. Muscle strains are characterized by muscle weakness, spasms, swelling, pain, cramping, and limited mobility.

Bruises/Contusions. Bruises occur when something makes a sudden, traumatic impact on the body, such as being hit with a baseball. Tendons and muscle tissue become crushed or otherwise damaged, causing blood to pool under the skin. Bruising, hematoma (soft tissue bleeding), and compression can lead to discoloration in the affected area as well as swelling, tenderness, and limited mobility.

Overuse Injuries. Not all soft tissue injuries arise from sudden impact. Constant pushing, pulling, twisting, or straining over time can lead to soft tissue injury. This sort of repetitive stress injury often results from performing difficult or repetitive tasks in the workplace. Overuse injuries can lead to pain, swelling, and functional limitation.

Compensation for Soft Tissue Injuries

Even though soft tissue injuries might not appear as dramatic as a broken bone or a deep laceration, they can be equally painful, dangerous, and debilitating. If you’ve suffered a soft tissue injury due to someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to compensation.

Personal injury attorneys Dupée & Monroe will help you seek damages for your medical bills, future anticipated medical costs for treatment and medication, pain and suffering, emotional distress, disability, functional limitations, and other harms caused by your soft tissue injury. If you’ve been hurt in a traffic accident, a trip and fall, or any other accident caused by someone else’s negligence, talk to a New York injury attorney as soon as possible to start building your case for recovery.

Seasoned Personal Injury Lawyers Ready to Help You in the Hudson Valley

For help after a soft tissue injury caused by another’s negligence in New York’s Hudson Valley, call Dupée & Monroe in Goshen at 845-294-8900 for a free consultation with a team of experienced and professional Orange County personal injury lawyers. There is no fee unless and until we recover for you.

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