If you are involved in a New Haven slip and fall accident, you might be a little embarrassed. You might get up, dust yourself off and, not seeing any blood, think you’re perfectly ok to go about your day. Did you know that there is a brand of injury that is hidden and can cause real and lasting harm to your body and your way of life?
We’re talking about soft tissue injuries that can be just as severe, if not more severe, then those injuries that you can see with a naked eye. Soft tissue injuries are those that affect your muscles, tendons or ligaments in various places throughout your body. These are the types of injuries that, if not identified and treated, can leave lasting damage.
Some common soft tissue injuries include:
- Contusion – this results from a direct trauma to your muscle
- Muscle strain – as it’s name suggests this is caused by an over stretching of your muscle.
- Muscle sprain – different then a strain, a sprain may result from a traumatic stretching or tearing of your muscle
- Bursitis – damage done to your bursa which surround your joints and can be damaged by overuse or repeated stress
When your body experiences one of these hidden injuries it can suffer for years and years without treatment. It is so critical to stop and really assess any injury seen or unseen that you may have experienced as the result of a New Haven slip and fall accident, because if you do not you could be living with a lifetime of pain to come.
If you or a loved one has experienced injury due to an accident you may need to seek the review of an attorney. Contact our office and one of our experienced attorneys will speak with you about your case.