A Look at Common Soft Tissue Injuries

Soft tissue injuries are fairly common in car accident cases and can result in neck pain, stiffness and headaches. Even though these types of injuries are common, they don’t always appear on X-rays, so personal injury victims need to communicate their discomfort to treating physicians. Certain soft tissue injuries can cause complications months following a […]

Symptoms of Whiplash Injuries

Even though whiplash is commonly associated with car accidents, it can actually be caused by any impact or blow that forces the head to jerk forward and backward. This sudden motion stretches and tears the muscles and tendons in the neck, which can result in severe and lasting pain. In some cases, pain associated with […]

The Difference Between Types of Compensatory Damages

In a personal injury claim, the party legally responsible for the accident must pay monetary damages to the injured party. Most personal injury damages are compensatory damages, as they are intended to make the injured party whole again following the accident. While certain compensatory damages, such as medical bills, are easy to quantify, it is […]

Understanding Why Your Body Scars Following Injury

Scars are thick patches of skin that form as a wound is healing and provide permanent protection following burns, sores, cuts and scrapes. As the body heals, it utilizes a framework of collagen to repair damaged tissue. Unfortunately, collagen is a slightly different color and texture than surrounding skin, so it leaves a mark after […]