Ottawa Whiplash & Soft Tissue Injury Lawyers
Even minor cases of whiplash can cause significant challenges for an accident victim, such as chronic pain and disability. Getting adequate medical care and treatment for whiplash, in addition to interacting with insurance companies is often a stressful and confusing process.
At Tierney Stauffer LLP, we help accident victims obtain compensation for their losses from those at fault for the accident. If you have sustained whiplash or soft tissue injuries in an accident, the personal injury lawyers at Tierney Stauffer LLP will meet with you to discuss your rights. Our team has spent over 35 years working to obtain sufficient compensation for clients suffering injuries from a variety of accidents. We will work to ensure you receive adequate financial support for your immediate and long-term needs.
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash is a type of neck injury caused by a sudden, violent back-and-forth movement of the neck, similar to the cracking of a whip. Whiplash is commonly associated with car accidents, occurring most often during rear-end collisions, but it can also result from sports injuries or other traumatic accidents. The symptoms of whiplash can include neck pain, stiffness and headaches. Even a minor accident, where there was very little damage caused to the vehicles involved in the accident, can cause severe and lasting neck pain. Many people can recover from whiplash within a few weeks or months through exercise, massage or physiotherapy treatments and pain medication. Others may develop chronic neck pain and ongoing complications.
What are Soft Tissue Injuries?
Soft tissue refers to everything in a person’s body other than bone. A soft tissue injury is the result of a strain, sprain or bruise to a muscle, tendon, or ligament. The majority of car accidents and sports-related injuries result in soft tissue problems. Whiplash is one example of a soft tissue injury.
Other types of common soft tissue injuries include:
- Rotator cuff tears;
- Shoulder instability;
- Labral tears;
- Runners’s knee;
- Tennis elbow;
- Low back pain; and
- Carpal tunnel syndrome.
Just because something is a soft tissue injury does not mean it is not a serious or permanent injury. Small traumas to the tissue can cause significant pain, swelling, tingling, numbness, burning, weakness and decreased function. Continued use of the damaged tissue can cause the cycle to keep repeating itself, increasing the damage and reducing the chances of a full recovery.
If you have experienced any of the injuries listed above as a result of an accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. In some cases, you may experience some pain following the accident, but the full extent of your injury may not be realized until much later. In these cases, you need a strong advocate by your side to help you navigate the legal system. The professional legal team at Tierney Stauffer LLP has many years of experience going up against insurance companies to get full and fair settlements for their clients.
Contact the Personal Injury Lawyers at Tierney Stauffer LLP in Ottawa, Kingston, Cornwall & North Bay for Trusted Legal Guidance with your Whiplash & Soft Tissue Injury Claims
At Tierney Stauffer LLP, our personal injury lawyers will meet with you in person to assess the circumstances of your claim. We will advise you of the best course of action to obtain the maximum possible settlement so that you can recover financially and move on with your life. Call us at 1-888-799-8057 or contact us online to set up a free consultation with a member of our experienced team.