When a person suffers an injury in a car accident, they often wonder how long they will be sore. They wonder if there is anything they can do if they are too sore to work but cannot afford to not work. Keep reading to find out how long various types of injuries tend to be sore, and then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 to learn about various legal options that might provide you with recourse if you lose wages due to an accident.
Healing Time for Soft-Tissue Injuries
There are many types of injuries a person can sustain in a car accident. Catastrophic injuries such as traumatic brain injuries or spinal cord injuries can take months or even years to heal. However, we are looking at the type of injury that causes soreness more than anything. Soft tissue injuries are one example of this.
One of the most common soft-tissue injuries is whiplash. It causes strain to the neck muscle, ligaments, and tendons. That strain is caused by the head being forced back and forth when the vehicle stops suddenly. It can be very serious and cause chronic pain for weeks or even months.
The key to faster healing time for soft-tissue injuries is to get medical care right away. That is true of all injuries, in fact. With a soft-tissue injury, your treatment might include physical therapy, pain-relieving drugs, and other treatment options.
Seatbelts save tens of thousands of lives every year, but they can also cause injuries. Examples of injuries that can be caused by or made worse by seatbelts include whiplash, injuries to the abdominal muscles, breathing issues, and organ damage. When these occur, you can expect that the soreness will likely not last longer than six weeks – though, of course, the healing time can be much faster or much slower.
You Might Be Able to Recover Compensation for Pain and Suffering
If you were injured in a car accident, you might have the option of suing not just for your medical bills and lost wages but for your pain and suffering too. If you were involved in a car accident during which you experienced significantly prolonged pain, then it is worth talking to a Fresno attorney to find out what your options are.
Your next step is to contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation. We are standing by to help you understand your rights and your options. Call us right away for help.