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Morrin Law Office

Soft tissue injury lawyer in Kentucky

If you suffered a soft tissue injury in a collision or some other type of accident, the Morrin Law Office would like to discuss your car accident and injuries during a free consultation to determine whether or not private representation makes sense in your situation and to point you in the best direction.

Our injury law firm works on a contingency-fee basis, and you owe us nothing unless we win and recover for you.

Can soft tissue injuries become permanent?

Yes, some soft tissue injuries can have lasting effects. For example, “whiplash” is a common soft tissue injury in the neck that is a common injury in rear-end vehicle accidents. While some accident victims may feel symptoms for only a few days to months, about half of all whiplash injuries can cause chronic pain. BMC Public Health released a study in 2015 that found whiplash victims had a “poorer quality of life” five years after the accident compared to victims with other mild injuries.

Soft tissue injuries can cause other complications and lead to permanent damage, as explained by Merck Manual. Some permanent consequences of soft tissue injuries include:

  • Chronic nerve pain
  • Numbness or tingling which indicates nerve damage
  • Blood vessel damage
  • Chronic joint pain or stiffness
  • Limited mobility
  • Loss of muscle strength or muscle weakness
  • Compartment syndrome, which can lead to amputation in serious cases

Depending on where you suffered the injury, you may be unable to walk, move certain limbs, or perform other physical actions like looking over your shoulder while driving.

Insurance companies may be hesitant to cover treatment

If you suffered a soft tissue injury in a vehicle accident, one issue you might run into involves getting insurance coverage to treat it.

Many insurance companies claim that soft tissue injuries are not covered since they might not require immediate surgical treatment as a broken bone might after an accident. In certain policies, chiropractic treatment may not be covered, which can hinder you from getting the treatment you need.

Our firm can review all applicable insurance policies to determine what you can do to make sure the insurance company pays your medical bills and covers all treatment recommended by your doctor.

Can you sue another party for causing a soft tissue injury?

Yes, you can work with our soft tissue injury lawyer to prepare your claim or lawsuit against the liable party or parties. Through a personal injury action, you can demand compensation from those responsible for your soft tissue injury and subsequent damages. Our injury firm is positioned to resolve your claim at maximum value without litigation, but we are ready to file your legal complaint when necessary to protect your recovery.

Damages you may be entitled to recover in your case

Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be able to demand compensation for the following types of damages:

  • Medical care costs, such as costs for imaging exams, doctor’s appointments, and emergency room treatment
  • Future medical care costs, such as costs for rehabilitation, surgeries, and physical therapy
  • Costs for medical devices, such as wheelchairs, crutches, splints, and braces
  • Costs for prescription medications
  • Current and future income loss related to your injury, be it because you needed to get treatment or physically were unable to perform the tasks of your job
  • Pain and suffering, both emotional and physical
  • Reduced earning potential due to physical limitations caused by the injury
  • Permanent damage from the soft tissue injury that led to a disability

Our Kentucky accident lawyer may suggest other types of damages to claim in the case based on the impact your soft tissue injury has on your life. For example, if you developed a permanent injury in your foot that prevents you from walking up the stairs and required you to make modifications to your home, you may be able to recover those costs through your case.

Our injury professionals want to pursue compensation that allows you to improve your health and overall life since being injured. We want to ensure that you get the opportunity to recover, which is also why we want to factor in as many potential medical damages as possible.

How long do you have to file a lawsuit about a soft tissue injury?

There are two statutes of limitations for personal injury cases in Kentucky, so this answer varies. However, in general, the following rules apply:

  • If you were injured in an automobile accident: Rev. Stat. Ann. § 304.39-230(6) dictates that you have two years from the date of the accident or when the last personal injury protection (PIP) payments were made to file your case.
  • If you were injured in a fall or by intention: Rev. Stat. Ann. § 413.240(1) dictates that you have one year from the date of injury to file your case.

There may be exceptions to these statutory rules, such as cases involving a municipality as the liable party or a minor as the plaintiff. If so, an injury lawyer from Morrin Law Office can explain how much time you have left to file a lawsuit.

What can a Kentucky personal injury lawyer do?

If you decide to work with a personal injury lawyer from our firm, they can:

  • Investigate your accident: We must collect information to build your personal injury case, so a lawyer from our firm may lead a separate investigation to obtain this information. This process often involves interviewing witnesses who saw what caused the soft tissue injury, requesting a copy of the accident report from law enforcement, and retrieving video footage from traffic cameras or nearby businesses/residences that captured the event.
  • Prepare legal paperwork: Our injury professionals will prepare documents to send your notice to sue or file the case with the Kentucky court system, among different paperwork needs. We will also review the liable party’s insurance policy to understand what legal routes to take with your case.
  • Handle communications: It is common for the liable party’s insurer or attorney to reach out for a statement from the plaintiff, which can serve as a means to find any potential doubt in your claims. To avoid admitting partial fault or negligence on your part, our lawyers can handle communication attempts and provide official statements that protect the case.
  • Represent you during legal dealings: A personal injury attorney from our firm can serve as your legal advocate during meetings and court hearings. If possible, your lawyer will negotiate an insurance settlement that appropriately covers your damages. If not, they may suggest filing a lawsuit and prepare the case for litigation.

If you have any questions about the claims or litigation process, our firm can answer them during a free consultation.

A soft tissue injury attorney at Morrin Law Office wants to represent you

If you sustained a soft tissue injury that caused permanent damage to your health, an injury lawyer at Morrin Law Office wants to serve you in Kentucky. Our injury professionals can review the case to identify who may be held liable for your injuries, then take steps to pursue compensation to aid your physical recovery.

Call the Morrin Law Office at (859) 358-0300 to receive a free consultation today. You can also download our Morrin Law Injury Help App to begin gathering information for your case and get a free copy of our book, Fighting for Justice: Insights from America’s Premier Personal Injury Attorneys.