Soft Tissue Injury Settlements by Mullen & Mullen’s Accident Attorneys
If you have suffered a soft tissue injury in Dallas due to a third party’s recklessness or negligence, it is critical that you hire a personal injury attorney with a track record of success and the connections to help you heal and maximize your financial compensation.
Mullen & Mullen Law Firm has significant experience in handling soft tissue injury cases in Dallas. We routinely assist clients in obtaining the necessary medical care they require at no up-front cost – even if they don’t have health insurance.
We maintain strong relationships with medical specialists and our clients have access to MRI’s, X-Rays, CT scans, and state of the art diagnostics and treatment options in Dallas at no up-front cost.
Examples of Soft Tissue Injury Settlements Obtained by the Accident Attorneys at Mullen & Mullen Law Firm in Dallas.
About Soft Tissue Injuries
Soft tissues include muscles, tendons, and ligaments throughout the body. Soft tissue injuries frequently result from a sprain or strain. Symptoms often include swelling or pain.
Soft tissue injuries are real injuries that can negatively impact your activities of daily living while causing significant pain and discomfort.
Even soft tissue injuries alone can lead to chronic pain. In fact, 15%-40% of accident victims with acute pain will go on to develop chronic neck or back pain.
Types of soft-tissue injuries include:
- Sprains – These describe the stretching or tearing of a ligament, the connective tissue that connects the end of a bone with another bone. A sprain equates to a partial ligament tear. R.I.C.E. – rest, ice, compression, and elevation – is the standard course of treatment along with physical therapy and rehabilitation.
- Strains – Involves an injury to a muscle or tendon, tissue that attaches muscles to bone.
- Contusions (bruises) – Damage to an underlying muscle can result in painful bruises.
- Tendonitis – Inflammation of a tendon.
- Bursitis – Small sacs, called bursa, surround and protect joints around your shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and heel. “Bursitis” is when these sacs become inflamed.
Soft tissue injuries result from car accidents, work accidents, physical assaults, and slips and falls. Repetitive stress at work can also cause these injuries. Specific types of soft tissue injuries can also include burns, cuts, and whiplash.
Whiplash results from hyperflexion and hyperextension. The sudden movement causes muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the spine to stretch resulting in small tears to same.
Recovery from soft tissue injuries can be brief or take months, depending on the severity of the injury. If you experience a torn ligament or tendon, your recovery period may last longer than a year. And you may not be able to do your job. In the case of burns, you may even never fully recover.
These injuries also frequently coincide with other more severe injuries. For example, you may dislocate a joint, fracture your skull, or break your collarbone. And in a severe accident, you may have several of these injuries.
Because minor soft tissue injuries can be relatively mild, they can be easy to ignore. With whiplash, for example, your symptoms may not appear for weeks or months. And you may not even see how your symptoms have a connection to your accident.
So, whenever you experience a soft tissue injury, it’s important to see your doctor. You want a precise diagnosis so you can recover fast and with the least pain possible. And you also want evidence established, just in case you need to support a legal claim.
If you have a soft tissue injury and another person or company is at fault, contact Mullen & Mullen Law Firm in Dallas for a free consultation. Get a discounted 29% contingent attorney fee on soft tissue injury cases not requiring litigation (compared to the industry standard 33.3%) if you mention this special offer on first contact.
There is never a fee unless our lawyers win your Dallas soft tissue injury claim. And we can get you medical care upfront with no out of pocket even if you don’t have health insurance.
Joseph R. Morrison is the Senior Associate Attorney at Mullen & Mullen Law Firm in Dallas, TX, where he represents people personally injured due to the negligence of others. He was recognized by VerdictSearch for obtaining a Top 5 Premises Liability verdict in the State of Texas, and has been quoted in the ABA Journal.