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Soft Tissue Injury After a Slip and Fall

Call Our Slip and Fall Lawyers in Indiana if You Have a Soft Tissue Injury After a Slip and Fall

Not all falls will cause obvious personal injuries such as broken bones or lacerations. Rather, some falls may cause injuries that are not easily identified but can still be equally as painful or debilitating as a broken bone. These are soft tissue injuries which can lead to damage of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other vital structures of the musculoskeletal that work with bones to stabilize, support, or move your body. If you suffered a soft tissue injury after a slip and fall, learn how our experienced slip and fall lawyers in Indiana can help you.

Here at McKibben Shaw Law, our skilled and resourceful team has worked on many soft tissue cases in many different types of personal injury actions, especially slip and falls. We work with leading experts to help prove both your medical injuries and the liability against all defendants, ensuring that you get your powerful day in court. If you suffered a soft tissue injury after a slip and fall, call our experienced slip and fall lawyers in Indiana for a FREE consultation to learn what your rights to compensation may be under the law.

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What is a Soft Tissue Injury?

Soft tissue injuries are any type of injury to a non-bone structure, such as to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other similar structures in the body. Most soft tissue injuries cause localized pain, swelling, bruising, and related damaged. However, some soft tissue injuries could cause tearing, ripping, or pulling apart of tissue.

While most soft tissue injuries will heal on their own like sprains and strains, some soft tissue injuries may require surgical treatment to repair like torn muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other structures. These surgeries may cause a prolonged recovery based on the surgical repair as well as the physical therapy or occupational therapy that must be done after the procedure to prevent binding from scar tissue.

Soft Tissue Injuries are Real and Can be Permanent

Soft tissue injuries are often deemed “minor” or “no big deal” by the insurance companies who defend negligent drivers or companies where a slip and fall occurs.

But every medical treater agrees – soft tissue injuries are real (even if they cannot be seen on radiology tests like x-Rays).

And every doctor agrees – they can be permanent and debilitating to the person who suffers from a soft tissue injury.

Here at McKibben Shaw Law, we strive to get you full compensation and justice – not half-justice – for your permanent soft tissue injury. Content us today for your free consultation.

Examples of a Soft Tissue Injury After a Slip and Fall

Our slip and fall lawyers in Indiana know that there are many different types of soft tissue injuries, and some of the most common injuries include the following:

  • Torn muscles like the biceps, triceps, deltoids, or other muscles
  • Torn tendons like the rotator cuffs, biceps, achilles, and similar tendons
  • Ligament injuries such as the ACL, MCL, PCL, and LCL in the knee, or ligaments in the hip, ankle, wrist, elbow, back, neck, or shoulder
  • Cartilage injuries in the shoulder (SLAP tears), knee, hip, ankle, wrist, or other placed on the body
  • Meniscus injuries in the knee, wrist, temporomandibular joint, or other parts of the body
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenodesis
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Pulled muscles that will not heal, and
  • Other types of soft tissue injuries after a slip and fall accident.

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How Soft Tissue Injuries Happen in a Fall

A victim of a slip, trip, and fall accident may suffer a soft tissue injury in a number of ways. Most of the common ways are due to the way a person falls. Both others ways include the way a person braces for a fall or twists on the way down.

Individuals may suffer a soft tissue injury in a slip and fall in the following ways:

The Impact of the Fall

The way a person falls can cause a serious injury to soft tissue. This could be when a person reaches his or her arm out in a fall which takes the brunt of the force, damaging vital tendons and muscles. Or it could be the way a person hits down on the ground when he or she falls, driving force into a knee or hip. The impact of a fall can cause soft tissue injuries, even if it is just from standing height on the ground. But some really devastating injuries may include when a person falls on stairs or an elevated position.

Trying to Brace the Fall

An individual who tries to hold a wrist out, arm out, or otherwise try to stop his or her fall by bracing for an impact may suffer soft tissue injuries. This can be caused by a jolting or yanking injury to the body which can stretch and pull muscles. Wrist, elbow, and shoulder injuries are particularly vulnerable.

The Way a Person Twists or Falls

The way a person twists on the way down from a fall could cause serious injury. If a person’s foot slides, slips, or skids on the ground, all of that pressure and a person’s weight may be on his or her hip, knee, or ankle. That can cause devastating injury to the joint or extremity, especially causing a serious soft tissue injury after a slip and fall.

Did You Suffer a Soft Tissue Injury After a Slip and Fall? Call Our Slip and Fall Lawyers in Indiana for Help

Our personal injury law firm at McKibben Shaw Law is dedicated to protecting the rights of victims who have been seriously injured or wrongfully killed in nearly any type of personal injury accident, especially slip, trip, and fall accidents. If you or a loved one suffered any type of soft tissue injury after a slip and fall, learn how our experienced slip and fall lawyers in Indiana can help you and your family recover the compensation that you deserve for your injuries.

When you think of slip and fall injuries, you may not think of soft tissue injuries right away right away. However, this is a very serious and actually common injury. Our experienced team can help you and your family recover the compensation that you need to reimbursement your expenses and compensation you for your physical pain, suffering, and agony. Any type you fall on the property of another person, business, or government entity, ask our experienced slip and fall lawyers in Indiana for help.

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If you were diagnosed with a spinal injury that is classified as “soft tissue” after a slip and fall in Indiana, or you or a loved one suffered any type of personal injuries after an accident on the property of another, contact McKibben Shaw Law to speak with our experienced slip and fall lawyers in Indiana at (800) 777-7777.

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