Soft Tissue Injuries

Soft tissue injuries are the most common type of injury suffered in motor vehicle accidents, assaults, and falls. The soft tissues are your body's muscles, tendons and ligaments. One of the most common types of soft tissue injuries occurs in motor vehicle accidents, where one car hits another from behind. These are called whiplash or flexion-extension injuries to the soft tissues in the neck and upper back. Soft tissue injuries can be extremely painful and interfere with normal living and ability to work. People who have physically demanding jobs are often affected the worst by such an injury. Unfortunately, depending upon the manner in which you have sustained a soft tissue injury, it may affect your ability to claim damages. If you are not sure whether you have a valid claim, consult a personal injury lawyer to determine your rights.