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Soft Tissue Injury

Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyers Serving All of Georgia Including Cumming and Alpharetta

Elbow Injury Soft tissue injuries refer to muscle, tendon, nerve, and ligament damage. Depending on the extent of the injury, tissue injuries can cause pain, swelling and loss of function, and are usually the result of tears, sprains, and strains on the body. It can be hours or days after an accident that a person realizes soft tissue has been damaged. Even though the injury can be extremely debilitating, it cannot be seen on an x-ray.

The term “soft tissue injury” refers to a family of related types of injuries that include whiplash.  With this type of injury, it can be difficult to gather medical evidence of the extent of your pain. Additionally, your pain might not arise until some time has passed since the accident that caused it, making it tricky to trace your pain to the accident itself.

When the accident was someone else’s fault, however, justice demands a response. Problems like these are common for personal injury lawyers like us, and it is our job to solve them. In fact, solving such problems on behalf of injured victims is exactly what we do all day, every day. And we always represent victims, not defendants.

What Are Soft Tissue Injuries?

There are many different types of soft tissue injuries, including:

  • Hyperextension – damage to ligaments in the elbow when it is pushed back or turned the wrong way.
  • Musculoskeletal – caused by repetitive motion, exertion, and/or  stress on a part of the body
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries – injury involving the shoulder
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – muscle weakness, pain, tingling, and other sensations in the wrist that is caused by nerve compression
  • Brachial Plexus Lesion Injury – nerve damage along the spine, neck and arms
“Mediocrity Is for Cowards” — Founding Partner David Van Sant

Van Sant Law, sits at the top of the Georgia personal injury legal pyramid by just about any measure. Founder David Van Sant, for example, has been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Georgia by The National Trial Lawyers and has been inducted as a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an honor he shares with the top one percent of U.S. lawyers.

Mr. Van Sant is one of the three lawyers among our five-lawyer firm to have been named a Georgia Super Lawyer by the national law firm rating organization Thomson Reuters. Only 2.5 percent of all lawyers receive this honor, but at our firm, the figure is 60 percent. An addition to that, the Better Business Bureau has assigned our firm its highest rating of A+. Let us put our expertise to work for you.

One of Our Clients Speaks Out

“was great at handling my case from beginning to end. My case manager and attorney Jay Drew always returned my calls and emails asap even though I was a little annoying most of the time. My case was settled fast and easy!” – Elvis Cudd

Our Practice Areas

We take cases in the following personal injury sub-fields, among others:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What Should I Do After a Soft Tissue Injury?
  • Seek medical treatment immediately.
  • Show up for doctor’s appointments on time.
  • Follow all of your doctor’s recommendations, so that the defendant cannot credibly claim that your injuries were partly your fault.
  • Assemble witnesses who can testify about the impact of your injuries.
I Intend to Seek a Private Settlement. Is There Any Reason for Me to Prepare for a Trial?

Yes. Although most soft tissue injury claims are settled out of court, the best way to secure a generous settlement is to show the defendant that you are prepared to win in court if it comes to that. You might also have to file a lawsuit (and perhaps attend a deposition) to motivate the defendant to settle.

What Are “Pain and Suffering” Damages?

Pain and suffering damages are awarded to compensate you for the physical pain you suffered. As long as you can prove the full extent of your pain and suffering, your pain and suffering damages could far exceed your compensation for medical expenses. Other possible types of intangible damages include:

  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium
Can I Enforce a Claim Against the Employer of a Commercial Driver Who Injured Me in a Car Accident?

Yes, as long as the commercial driver was acting within the scope of his duties at the time of the accident, and as long as the driver really was an employee. Commercial truckers, for example, are usually considered independent contractors rather than employees.

You Don’t Need a Dime to Retain Us

At Van Sant Law, it is the value of your claim that matters, not the size of your bank account. We win so often (well over 90 percent of the time) that we can afford to wait until after your claim is resolved and you receive compensation to bill you for our legal services. In the unlikely event that we fail to secure compensation for you, our legal services bill will total precisely $0.00.

Have You Been Injured in a Georgia Accident?

If you’ve been injured in an accident you should speak with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our office directly at  855-GA-INJURY or 404-991-5950 to schedule your free consultation.

Client Reviews
From the first time I called them to the current status of my case, has been by my side through it all. I would like to thank everyone in Van Sant Law for answering any questions that I have in a timely manner. I can personally say, Everyone in deserves recognition for being honest, hard working, ethical, logical, dedicated people. The only reason I rated them 5 stars is because it would not let me go higher! Hilary
I was in a car accident with a tractor trailer two years ago and David Van Sant came highly recommended for someone I could talk to about the situation. Best decision I've ever made! He fought for me in ways that was truly amazing. David and his crew worked so hard to come to a great conclusion on my case. Thank you David, Michael and everyone in the office. Mary
Attorney David M. VanSant is one of the best injury trial attorneys here in the Atlanta area. They are precise and unique in their approach. When I had my car accident, my whole world was turned upside down, but with Attorney VanSant and his team of professionals dedication and quality of service, my life is back on track. Let the VanSant team handle your case! You're in good hands. Crystal