New York Soft Tissue Injury Lawyer
Sprains, strains, and bruises are incredibly common injuries, especially if you’ve been involved in an accident. You deserve to be compensated for these soft tissue injuries if someone else is to blame. Contact the experienced NYC soft tissue injury lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. to discuss your legal options and rights.
Our New York City law firm offers a free initial consultation, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us online or by phone today. Our caring team is always available to take your call, 24/7/365.
Why Should I Call Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. If I’ve Suffered a Soft Tissue Injury in a NYC Accident?
Don’t underestimate the effects a soft tissue injury can have on your life after an accident in New York City. It can cause a tremendous amount of pain, limit your ability to move and get around, and prevent you from being an active participant in your own life. You might require extensive medical treatment and be unable to work. As a direct result, you might find yourself in a very difficult financial situation.
When someone else is responsible for your soft tissue injury, they should be held fully accountable and forced to pay you the money you need and deserve. However, you’ll have to be aggressive in your demands. That’s where the qualified NYC personal injury lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. can help.
Our legal team has more than 200 years of combined experience helping injury victims in NYC like you. We’ve successfully recovered more than $1 Billion in verdicts and settlements. When you call us for help, we’ll fight tirelessly to secure maximum compensation on your behalf.
How? We will:
- Review all relevant evidence, including police reports and medical assessments
- Consult with medical professionals to ensure that we fully appreciate the extent of your soft tissue injury
- Determine causation, fault, and liability
- Downplay your potential contributions to your soft tissue injury
- Negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf, and
- Have our reputable NYC trial attorneys take your case to court, if necessary.
We care deeply about our clients. We will go to great lengths to help you in any way that we can. All you have to do is give our NYC law offices a call to schedule your free case assessment today. Our team will gladly offer some preliminary advice and guidance as you decide the next steps.
What is a Soft Tissue Injury?
A soft tissue injury is a broad term that refers to trauma to the muscle, ligaments, or tendons in the body. Here’s a brief overview of what these soft tissues are:
- Muscles are actually an organ that, all together, make up more than one-third of your body.
- Ligaments are strong elastic tissue that hold your bones together and allow your joints to work properly.
- Tendons are also strong elastic tissue, but they are responsible for connecting your muscles to your bones.
Injuries to these soft tissues can be debilitating and painful. Here’s a look at some common soft tissue injuries.
A contusion, or bruise, occurs when a muscle suffers blunt force trauma. The trauma causes the tissue to bleed, which results in a noticeable discoloration under the skin.
A sprain occurs when a ligament is partially or totally torn. This tends to happen when the ligament is twisted, stretched, or expanded beyond its normal range of motion. Ligaments stabilize and hold our bones together at our joints, so common sprains affect the ankles, knees, elbow, and shoulder. Partial tears can heal on their own, while complete tears will likely require surgery.
A strain is similar to a sprain, except that it affects soft muscle and/or tendons, rather than a ligament. This type of injury also happens when the tissue is twisted or stretched in an unusual fashion. Strains typically affect muscles that cross two separate joints, such as those in the neck, back, and knees.
Tendonitis, as the name might suggest, is an injury that affects your tendons. Specifically, tendonitis occurs when a tendon becomes inflamed, often as a result of repetitive motion. Tendonitis is a fairly common workplace injury.
There are cushions of fluid called bursa nestled between your bones, muscles, and tendons. These small sacs prevent friction in your joints, which could be incredibly painful. Bursitis occurs when the bursa becomes inflamed, either through a repetitive motion or traumatic event. This injury, which commonly affects the showers and elbows, can cause significant pain and limit your mobility.
Whiplash is actually a type of soft tissue injury because it involves trauma to the muscle and tendons in and around your neck. This type of injury occurs when the neck is overextended, often due to a rear-end car accident.
We Handle All Soft Tissue Injury Cases in NYC
If you’ve sustained a soft tissue injury in an accident in New York City, the legal team at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. is here to help. No case is too big or too small. We represent clients who have suffered soft tissue injuries as a result of:
- Motor vehicle accidents, including collisions with cars, trucks, buses, bicycles, and pedestrians
- Slips and falls
- Workplace accidents
- Construction accidents
- Dog bites
- Defective products
- Assaults, and more.
Don’t hesitate to contact our experienced NYC soft tissue injury lawyers to schedule a time to discuss your case. We’ll be happy to review the circumstances surrounding your injury, offer some preliminary legal advice, and answer the questions that you might have.
How Are Soft Tissue Injuries Treated?
It depends on how severe the injury is. Minor injuries to your soft tissue might heal on their own with a little rest and relaxation. Severe trauma might require more intensive medical management. Common courses of treatment include:
- RICE: Rest, ice, compression, and elevation
- Anti-inflammatory medication
- Physical therapy
- Limiting mobility, and, in extreme cases,
Seeking medical treatment immediately after your accident will limit any complications or further damage to your soft tissue.
Compensation For Your NYC Soft Tissue Injury Might Be Available
A soft tissue injury can really disrupt your life. You didn’t ask to get hurt, so you should demand compensation form whoever might be responsible. You might be entitled to damages for:
- Medical bills
- Chronic pain
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Lost income and wages
- Disability, and more.
Our team will work closely with leading accident and injury experts to make sure that we identify what your damages are likely worth. Professional input will help us craft the strongest possible claim on your behalf.
Statute of Limitations for Soft Tissue Injury Claims in New York
New York limits the length of time accident victims have to pursue compensation for their injuries. This is known as a statute of limitations. The statute of limitations that will apply to your case will ultimately depend on what caused your soft tissue injury.
If you were injured because someone else was negligent – perhaps in a car accident or slip and fall – you’ll generally have three years to file a lawsuit.
If you were injured at work – perhaps because you perform the same motions over and over again – you might have less time to file a claim under your employer’s workers’ compensation policy.
Typically, the clock begins to run once you notice (or should have noticed) your soft tissue injury.
You will lose the right to recover compensation if you don’t file your claim on time. So, it is often critical to make sure that you consult with a personal injury lawyer in NYC who has extensive experience handling cases like yours.
Call Our NYC Soft Tissue Injury Lawyers Today
A soft tissue injury can be painful. It can keep you from going back to work for days, weeks, or months. It can interfere with your ability to enjoy your life. If you were injured in an accident, don’t let the person (or people) responsible for your soft tissue injury off the hook. Call Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. and have us help you demand the money you need and deserve.
Our personal injury law firm in New York has decades of experience helping clients secure compensation for their soft tissue trauma. Give us a call today to set up a free consultation to learn how we might be able to help you, too.