• Car Accidents

    Have you been hurt in a car accident? BW is here to help! Contact us today to get the representation you deserve.


    Car Accidents
  • Truck Accidents

    Truck accidents seriously injure or kill St. Louis drivers every day. If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, we can help you immediately, with a free consultation. We've been on both sides of the truck accident fight for 30 years, so we know how to help YOU.


    Truck Accidents
  • Workers Compensation

    Have you been hurt on the job? If so, you are at the right place because we can help. We are one of the leading workers' compensation law firms in the area. We have seen virtually every type of injury there is in our 30+ years of representing hurt workers. Plus, we have the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards. We know the law and will work hard to ensure you get the best results possible. Contact us now and click here for more information about work place injuries.


    Workers Compensation
  • Medical Malpractice

    We pride ourselves on being strong and successful patient advocates for those who have been injured or killed because of medical error. The prestigious Journal of Patient Safety recently reported that as many as 440,000 people die every year from unnecessary medical mistakes. Although many doctors try their best, they are like everyone else and sometimes make mistakes. When mistakes happen, let BW's expert patient advocates help you. Contact us now and click here to learn more about our substantial medical malpractice experience.


    Medical Malpractice
  • Soft Tissue Injuries

oft tissue injuries are common in car accidents. Sometimes these injuries heal quickly; however, some people face lifelong permanent problems from these injuries.  Insurance adjusters often dispute or trivialize type of injuries. If you have soft tissue injuries from a car accident, you will need an experienced personal injury attorney to recover the full value of your claim.

 

What are Soft Tissue Injuries?

Soft tissue injury is a term used by insurance adjusters to suggest an injury that is not very serious. That is not true. Soft tissue injury generally means bruising, spraining, straining or other damage to tendons, ligaments and muscles in the human body -- the "soft" areas of the body - as opposed to bones. 

 

Whiplash injuries are a common type of soft tissue injury.  Whiplash is caused by the sudden back and forth movement of the neck and head, and in a car accident. This type of movement can injure the muscles and ligaments in the neck causing them to stretch and tear. This can cause painful muscle spasms, aching, and burning, along with headaches, and radiating pain into the arms.

 

You may not immediately realize you had a soft tissue injury

 

After an accident, your adrenaline often masks the pain of an injury. You may think you have not suffered a serious injury but hours or days later you begin to suffer serious pain. This is often the case with soft tissue injuries. It is important that you not dismiss your injuries after a car accident. You should seek immediate medical attention even if you do not think you have been seriously injured. When you talk to the doctors, make sure to explain in detail the areas of the body that hurt and type of pain you are having.  This will be very important to proving your injuries and your claim.

 

Soft Tissue Injuries Often Do Not Show Up on Scans

MRIs and x-rays often do not show these soft tissue injuries, or if they do, the findings are not very dramatic such as swelling and inflammation.  Insurance adjusters will argue that the lack of evidence on the scans proves that your injury is not serious. That is not true.  An experienced car accident attorney will hire a medical doctor to explain that soft tissue injuries can cause serious lifelong problem even when MRIs and x-rays do not show any damage.

 

Soft Tissue Injuries can cause painful lifelong problems

After an accident, many people dismiss soft tissue injuries thinking they will get better over time.  Often they do not. They can persist and require ongoing follow-up medical care, which can be expensive. These injuries can also leave you unable to do your job resulting in lost income.  If you had a soft tissue injury that has not resolved within 6 months, you should not dismiss the injury or think it will eventually get better. You should talk to an experienced car accident attorney to protect your rights.

We help people who have soft tissue injuries from car accidents.  We offer a free consultation so that you may discuss your concerns with an experienced attorney. Contact us online or call our St. Louis office at 314-862-6865 to schedule your free initial consultation. When you meet with us, ask about:

  • Evening and weekend appointments
  • Home and hospital visits
  • No attorneys fees unless you collect

Related FAQs

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  • I have been hurt and cannot afford an attorney. What do I do?

    Hire BW to help you. At BW, you do not owe us a dime until we get money for you. We are confident we can help you so contact us now. If you have been hurt and need assistance, let BW help you. Remember, no money for you, no fee for us.