Soft Tissue Injuries
Representing Victims With Soft Tissue Injuries in Memphis and Elsewhere
Soft tissue injuries can occur when there is trauma to muscles, tendons, and ligaments. They may occur as a direct result of an incident or involve overuse. Personal injury cases usually involve acute injuries caused by sudden trauma. The severity of soft tissue injuries varies from person to person. If your soft tissue injuries were caused by someone else in a car wreck or other type of incident, the experienced Memphis serious injury lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz may be able to help you recover compensation for your losses.
Seeking Compensation for Soft Tissue Injuries
Soft tissue injuries are often the result of a sudden, unexpected movement. For example, if you are rear-ended while driving home on a congested highway, you may wind up with a soft tissue injury in your back. In most cases, in order to recover damages for a soft tissue injury, you will need to establish another person’s negligence. This means you will need to show that another person owed you a duty of reasonable care and failed to meet that obligation, resulting in soft tissue injuries and other damages to you.
In some cases, you may need to prove additional elements to recover damages. For example, if you suffer soft tissue injuries due to a dangerous condition on someone else’s property such as a broken step, you will probably also need to establish notice in order to recover on a premises liability theory. The notice may be actual or constructive. Often, constructive notice is established by showing that the dangerous condition that caused soft tissue injuries existed for so long a reasonable property owner should have inspected and known it was there. This may be shown by presenting video surveillance evidence or testimony of store employees.
One of the challenges of soft tissue injuries in a personal injury case is that they may not be able to be caught on a diagnostic test such as an X-ray or MRI. They can be extremely painful and adversely affect your lifestyle, but establishing that they exist can be challenging. Broken bones, on the other hand, can be proven by taking an X-ray. It is important to get medical care for your soft tissue injuries right away and follow your doctor’s instructions. Medical records can serve as important proof of injuries.
If you can establish someone else’s liability for soft tissue injuries, you may be able to recover the full spectrum of economic and noneconomic losses that flow from them. These may include medical bills, lost wages, lost earning capacity, household services, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Consult an Experienced Accident Victim Attorney in Memphis
If you experience soft tissue injuries in Tennessee, you should retain an experienced Memphis serious injury attorney to handle your claim. Our firm will take the time to explore the full impact of your injuries and help you recover all damages to which you are legally entitled. Our firm consists of more than 30 attorneys and over 100 staff members. We represent clients throughout the South in Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, and Mississippi, including in Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Little Rock, Jonesboro, Tupelo, Jackson, Meridian, Grenada, Starkville, Oxford, Hayti, and Caruthersville. Please call Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz at 800-LAW-4004 or complete our online form to discuss your case with one of our attorneys. NST is the way to go.