Long Island Soft Tissue Injury Attorney
Skilled Soft Tissue Injury Lawyers Fighting for Long Island Victims
You may need a Soft Tissue Injury Attorney if you suffer from a sprain or strain. A soft tissue injury is damage from ligaments, muscles, or tendons resulting from trauma or overuse. It often happens from sudden uncontrolled movements like a slip trip and fall accident. Strains are caused by over-stretching or tearing of muscles or tendons while sprains occur from the over-stretching of a ligament.
Additionally, soft tissue injuries are categorized into three different grades:
- Mild: Small tears in fibers and minimal swelling.
- Moderate: Partial tears and swelling. Increased pain especially when applying weight to the injured area.
- Severe: Complete ruptures with much swelling. Extreme pain and inability to use injured area.
Consequently, soft tissue injuries can take weeks to months of time to recover depending on the severity. However, severity can also increase if a mild soft tissue injury is not treated. Therefore, it is very important that you seek medical attention any time you feel pain following an accident. A medical professional will likewise give you the advice you need to recover quickly and safely. Often times physical therapy is recommended where you can get cold and electrotherapy to treat the injury. Palermo Law is a Long Island Personal Injury Law Firm dedicated to representing individuals that have suffered serious soft tissue injuries as a result of someone’s negligent or intentional actions.
When to consult with a Personal Injury Lawyer
f you have suffered injuries in Suffolk County, Long Island from a car accident, it is a good idea to consult with a car accident attorney as soon as possible. Hiring an attorney early on in the process will help protect your legal rights, ensure your medical bills and lost wages are paid, and give you an advantage in building a strong personal injury case. An early investigation will also help preserve key evidence in your case.
Important deadlines to know for your car accident case:
Medical bills and lost wages are paid through no-fault insurance. All no-fault insurance carriers require a no-fault application to be filed within thirty days. Failing to do so may result in denial of your no-fault benefits and may make you personally responsible for the bills.
In car accident cases there is generally a three-year statute of limitations to initiate a lawsuit. However, that time period may be reduced to as little as 90 days if your car accident involves a municipal, state, or federal entity. So, it’s best to check with a qualified car accident attorney as soon as possible.
How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
The value of an injury suffered in a car accident is an accumulation of several different factors. These include any accident-related economic expenses such as lost wages and damage to your car as well as non-economic losses such as pain and suffering and mental anguish. At Palermo Law, our experience in handling thousands of car accident cases allows us to accurately assess the value of your case to determine the fairest settlement or jury award. In cases of long-term injuries, we partner with experts in the fields of medicine and economics to make sure that your compensation is adjusted for future inflation. This allows you peace of mind knowing that you will be compensated for years to come.
Contact Us Today to Speak With a Long Island Soft Tissue Injury Attorney
We have litigated hundreds of accident cases over the last two decades. As a result, we’ve become very proficient in handling all aspects of accident litigation including no-fault and property damage claims. We know all the ins and outs of Long Island accident claims and will use our experience to make sure you receive full compensation. We handle all Long Island accident cases on a contingency basis. This means we never charge an upfront fee and only get paid if we win your case. Contact us today at a location near you or fill out our convenient online contact form below.