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Soft Tissue Injury in a Truck Accident

We Fight for You to Get Full Compensation for Soft Tissue Injury and Other Damages

If you have been involved in a commercial truck accident, you may have experienced soft tissue injury. You may have experienced other injuries and losses as well.

The reality is that soft tissue injury can have significant consequences. Although you eventually will fully recover from these types of injuries, that can have a negative impact on your life in a number of different ways.

In the aftermath of a commercial truck accident, you need to take a proactive stance to protect your legal rights and interests. This includes engaging the professional services of a reputable, reliable truck accident injury lawyer, like a member of the legal team at The Doan Law Office. If you have questions about your truck accident and your injuries, our firm's hotline at (800) 349-0000 is staffed all the time.

What Are Soft Tissue Injuries?

In the aftermath of a commercial truck accident, you may have been told by a physician that you suffered soft tissue injury. If you are like most people, you may be uncertain as to exactly what is meant by a soft tissue injury diagnosis. Oftentimes, a person is unnecessarily dismissive of a soft tissue injury.

Although soft tissue injury arising from a semi-truck accident is not as serious as some other types of injuries associated with big rig collisions, soft tissue injury is not something that should be dismissed.

Soft tissue is the tissue in your body that connects, supports, or surrounds other structures, and organs, within your body. Examples of soft tissue include ligaments, fascia, skin, tendons, fibrous tissues, fat, and synovial membranes. Any or all of these different types of soft tissue are subject to injury in a commercial truck accident.

As you consider your legal options, and how a commercial truck accident injury lawyer can assist you in protecting your legal rights, you need to understand some basics about soft tissue injury. In the case of a commercial truck accident, there are four types of soft tissue injuries that commonly occur, according to the John Hopkins University School of Medicine. They are:

  • contusion
  • sprain
  • strain
  • stress fracture

A contusion is injury to soft tissue that is caused by blunt force. Blunt force normally is an underlying element of a big rig accident.

A sprain is an injury to a ligament. A sprain typically is caused by a twist or wrench, which are also associated in many cases with a semi-truck accident.

A strain is a soft tissue injury associated with the muscle or tendon. A stress fracture is small crack in a bone, but nevertheless normally is classified as a soft tissue injury.

Compensation in a Truck Accident Injury Case

The facts and circumstances of the accident, and the nature and extent of your injuries, dictate the compensation to which you are entitled in an insurance settlement or lawsuit judgment. With that in mind, common types of losses for which we obtain compensation for a client in a case that involves soft tissue injury include:

  • pain and suffering
  • medical bills and expenses
  • physical therapy costs
  • occupational therapy costs
  • mental anguish and emotional distress
  • lost wages
  • property damage

Although a person like you that suffers from soft tissue injury typically can recover faster that if afflicted with fractured bones, internal organ damage, and other types of traumatic injury, recovery still takes time. Medical care and treatment can continue into the future. Soft tissue injury can prove painful.

Because issues associated with soft tissue injury can carry on into the future, a truck accident injury lawyer from our firm will fight to ensure that you obtain appropriate compensation for these future losses. The legal team at The Doan Law Firm makes certain you fully are covered.

The Doan Law Firm Truck Accident Injury Attorney Fee Guarantee

The Doan Law Firm guarantees that we will never charge an attorney fee in your case until we obtain a favorable settlement or judgment for you. We fight to ensure you get justice in your case, and the money you deserve.

Retain a Doan Law Firm Truck Accident Injury Lawyer Today

Call The Doan Law Firm truck accident injury hotline at (800) 349-0000 any time, day or night. Our hotline is staffed 365 days a year, including on all major holidays.

You can schedule an initial consultation with a truck accident attorney from our firm at your convenience. As a nationwide firm, we have offices located across the country. As your circumstances require, we can also schedule an initial consultation at your home, the hospital, or a rehab center. We can also arrange a virtual consultation via the Internet.

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

After an accident, the responsible party's insurance company may try to reduce the claim amount. Commonly, insurance adjusters are trained to get information from the injured to assist in reducing the claim. Though some insurers are less guilty of this practice than others, it is important to realize that insurance companies are profit-oriented corporations and reducing claims results in increased profits for shareholders. This can create a situation for the injured in which they are offered a settlement that does not truly reflect the damages suffered. If you accept this settlement, you lose the ability to get more money should your injuries require further medical treatments. It is critical that victims get legal assistance in any personal injury case, and The Doan Law Firm is prepared to fight relentlessly for your rights.

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