Soft Tissue Injuries in Car Accidents
Soft tissue injuries are some of the most common injuries suffered by victims of car accidents. Rear-end collisions, side-impact accidents, and other types of crashes can all result in these varied types of injuries, such as whiplash, stress injuries, and sprains or strains. Victims who have sustained soft tissue injuries in an automobile accident may have a claim against the party responsible for causing their harm, which is usually another driver. Miami car accident attorney Robert Dixon of the Law Offices of Robert Dixon assists victims of car crashes in filing lawsuits against those who are liable for causing injury. Our firm is dedicated to helping clients pursue the financial support they need to aid in their recovery following a serious collision. We represent residents throughout South Florida, including those of Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties. If you have questions regarding your legal rights and options in the aftermath of a car accident, please contact our office to schedule a free consultation and speak with an attorney.Car Accidents Leading to Soft Tissue Injuries
Soft tissue injuries can result in damage to tendons, ligaments, muscles or bones. Some of the most common soft tissue injuries are strains, occurring when a tendon or muscle is torn; sprains, which affect ligaments; bruising or contusions; and injuries to joints. Many different kinds of car accidents can lead to soft tissue injuries. Rear-end collisions causing whiplash to the front car’s driver and passengers are a frequent occurrence. Whiplash affects the soft tissue in the neck, including the ligaments, tendons, and muscle, and is the result of a rapid motion or force causing a victim’s neck to move beyond its normal range of motion. Soft tissue injuries can result in swelling, extreme pain, and decreased mobility.
Although many insurance companies will try to minimize the significance of soft tissue injuries as minor and not requiring any compensation, these injuries are often quite painful and also require medical treatment in order to help a victim make a full recovery. Additionally, soft tissue injuries can sometimes result in permanent impairment. As such, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible following a car accident so that proper diagnosis and treatment can be made.Proving Negligence After a Collision
Aside from insurance benefits, car crash victims may require additional resources to cover the costs of their injuries. Personal injury claims based on one or multiple parties’ negligence may make it possible for victims to receive compensation for medical expenses, time missed from work, any changes in their ability to make a living, and pain and suffering that has resulted from their soft tissue injuries. A dedicated injury lawyer can review the facts of your case to determine if you will be able to satisfy the elements of this kind of claim.
A driver is negligent if she or she has breached a duty of care owed to all motorists to act as a reasonable and prudent person would in the same or a similar situation. For instance, if one driver is excessively speeding and strikes another vehicle, leading to an occupant’s soft tissue injury, that driver could be found to have acted negligently. More than one person involved in a car accident could have contributed to causing it, even victims themselves. However, in Florida, these victims may still recover damages from the other negligent parties. Florida is a pure comparative negligence state, which means compensation is determined based on each party’s degree of liability. For example, even if a victim is found 45 percent culpable in causing his or her own injuries, 55 percent of their damages can still be awarded against other negligent parties.Car Accident Attorneys Serving Miami
If you’ve been injured in a car accident in Miami, lawyer Robert Dixon is available to help you determine your next legal step. The Law Offices of Robert Dixon offers dedicated and experienced legal representation for victims injured by negligent drivers, and can assist you in pursuing the necessary insurance as well as legal claims to help you recover. Please call our office at 877.499.4878 or contact us online to schedule a free, no obligation consultation about your potential case. We serve clients in areas including Miami, West Palm Beach, and Fort Lauderdale.