Soft Tissue Injuries in Personal Injury Claims
As any Orange County personal injury attorney would tell you, personal injury claims involving soft tissue injuries are notorious because of how much insurance companies resist paying reasonable settlements for them.
Insurance companies tend to assume that soft tissue injuries, sprains, strains, and the like last for a short amount of time and have a small effect on the sufferer’s quality of life. Therefore, the insurance company will frequently dispute the severity or extent of the injury. The insurer may even dispute that the injury even exists.
The main reason insurance companies behave this way is due to the nature of soft tissue injuries. Whereas injuries such as broken bones leave objective evidence in the form of X-rays, soft tissue injuries usually leave little such evidence. As a result, anyone trying to determine the severity of the injury is forced to rely on the claimant’s testimony. As a result, insurance companies are always quick to suspect fraud in such cases.
As a result, if you have a soft tissue injury, your personal injury attorney must take extra steps to ensure that there is no question as to the existence and severity of your injury. This may involve testimony from your family members or employers regarding your injury’s effect on your ability to work and perform daily activities.
In such cases, having an experienced and knowledgeable Orange County personal injury attorney on your side is an absolute necessity. Make sure you get the settlement you deserve. Call dedicated Orange County personal injury attorney Samer Habbas today for a free consultation.