Attorney For Soft Tissue Injuries in Texas
Soft tissue injuries include strains, sprains, and any injuries to the tendons, ligaments, and muscles of the body. Although people who suffer these injuries can often make a full recovery, some soft tissue injuries manifest after prolonged or repetitive stress, while others can lead to limited range of motion or even permanent disability. When these injuries happen due to negligence, the injured party should know the options for legal recourse.
Common Accidents that Cause Soft Tissue Injuries
Soft tissue injuries result in lawsuits when they happen because of negligence. Some common examples of situations that may result in soft tissue injury lawsuits include:
- Office environment. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a soft tissue injury that manifests over time, usually from prolonged and repetitive typing and other fine hand movements. Employers must provide employees with functional and comfortable work equipment to perform their jobs. They must also accommodate protected disabilities and prevent employee injuries. An employee who sustains a soft tissue injury due to his or her working environment may have a claim against the employer.
- Slip and fall. Slip and fall injuries account for millions of emergency room visits in the United States each year, and these incidents often entail various types of soft tissue injuries. An injured victim may have a claim against a negligent property owner or employer if negligence causes a slip and fall resulting in soft tissue damage.
- Vehicle accidents. A car accident exerts an incredible amount of force on the occupants of a vehicle. Car accidents can cause soft tissue injuries including whiplash, sprains, and musculoskeletal damage.
Although soft tissue injuries may seem mild at first, these injuries can make it difficult to perform basic functions at home, school, or work, and may also interfere with the victim’s life in other ways. Depending on how a soft tissue injury occurs, the victim may have several possible legal options.
Filing a Lawsuit for a Soft Tissue Injury
If your soft tissue injury occurred due to an unsafe structure or privately-owned premises, you may have a premises liability claim against the property owner. Property owners have a duty of care to prevent injuries to lawful visitors on their properties. If your injury occurred from a car accident, you will need to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver. Regardless of what type of claim you might have, it’s important to retain copies of all relevant information. This can include hospital invoices, receipts for alternative transportation, communications with your employer about missed time from work, and any other evidence that may have bearing on your case.
In a personal injury lawsuit, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant owed a duty of care in the given situation, failed to meet that duty, and directly caused the plaintiff’s damages. The plaintiff must also prove that his or her injury resulted from the defendant’s negligence and not some other cause. This is easier in some cases than others. For example, it may be easy to prove a soft tissue injury occurred from a documented car accident since soft tissue injuries are common in car accidents. However, suing for carpal tunnel syndrome may be more challenging, as it will be harder to prove the exact cause of the condition.
Get Help. Get Aaron A. Herbert, P.C. On Your Side
Regardless of how a soft tissue injury happens, the injured party should secure reliable legal representation as soon as possible. The Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C has helped thousands across Texas recover compensation for all types of civil claims, including soft tissue injuries, traumatic brain injuries, premises liability claims, and more. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with a member of our team about your soft tissue injury, and we can let you know what type of compensation to expect from a lawsuit.