Man getting treated for his soft tissue injury

Soft tissue injuries may seem a lot less serious than other types of injuries, but they can potentially result in a lifetime of pain and medical care. Talk to a personal injury lawyer at Gautreaux Law after suffering a soft tissue injury in central Georgia to learn more about your legal options in this situation.

If you or a loved one suffered a soft tissue injury due to the negligence of another party, you are likely eligible to receive compensation for that harm. An experienced personal injury attorney at Gautreaux Law will determine the value of your claim and what you need to do next. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with an attorney who cares.

What should you do after suffering a soft tissue injury?

It is easy to underestimate the severity of soft tissue injuries. They don’t hurt as much as something like a broken limb, and they rarely leave you completely disabled. However, just because an injury seems mild doesn’t mean it is.

Many people have torn muscles, ligaments, or tendons without realizing it. This results in them continuing to use the injured body part when it should be healing. During that time, the injury worsens, often resulting in lifelong consequences.

If you have suffered a soft tissue injury that you believe was caused by another party’s negligence, don’t wait to see how serious it is. Take these steps to protect your health and, potentially, your finances.

Get Medical Attention Immediately

While medical care is expensive in the U.S., failing to get necessary medical attention is even more expensive. You can recover from most soft tissue injuries if you get immediate medical attention and follow your doctor’s instructions. If you don’t, it will likely worsen and could potentially require medical care for the rest of your life.

Additionally, if another party is liable for your injury, that initial medical care (and any follow-up care) should be compensated by another party. However, if you don’t get it, they may be off the hook because your inaction was responsible for the majority of the harm you suffered.

Contact Gautreaux Law as Soon as Possible

Once you have gotten medical attention, contact our law firm. During the free consultation, we will determine whether you have a viable case and how much money you may be able to receive.

Our legal team will investigate to determine what happened and whether negligence was involved. If it was, you should be eligible to get compensation from the responsible party’s insurance company.

Furthermore, we’ll help you determine the severity of your injuries. We can put you in contact with medical specialists who will evaluate the extent of your injuries. You might be surprised to discover that a seemingly minor injury requires surgery and months of recovery.

Collect and Maintain All Records

Finally, if possible, try to document the scene of the accident that resulted in your soft tissue injury. Whether it was a car accident, a slip and fall accident, or something else, pictures of the accident scene can help your personal injury lawyer litigate your case.

Similarly, as soon as you receive medical care, you create records crucial to your case. Carefully store and maintain all bills and medical records you get after the injury. This information is important whether your case ends in a settlement or goes to trial.

What a Personal Injury Attorney Does for You After a Soft Tissue Injury

The goal of your personal injury lawyer is to get you as much compensation as the law allows. Typically, this means we will negotiate a fair settlement with the appropriate insurance company.

Settlements offer several advantages over trials. First, when you take your claim to court, there is no guarantee that you will be awarded money. The jury will decide whether to award compensation and will decide how much. If the jury does not agree with your claim, you could get little or nothing.

Second, trials take a long time. Usually, if a case goes to trial, it will be at least a year before it’s resolved. And there is a chance that the insurance company will appeal the decision, further delaying any compensation.

However, if the insurance company refuses to agree to fair compensation, your personal injury attorney is always ready to go to trial. Our law firm has plenty of courtroom experience and an excellent record of success at trial. If it comes to a trial, we will fight to get you the best results we can.

Contact Gautreaux Law in Georgia for Help With Soft Tissue Injuries

If you suffered a soft tissue injury due to the negligence of another party, we may be able to help you get money. Contact Gautreaux Law to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation with an experienced Georgia personal injury attorney.