A soft tissue injury is an injury that affects muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Essentially, a soft tissue injury affects tissue other than bone. Whiplash is one of the most common soft tissue injuries, especially after car accidents. Whiplash is a soft tissue injury of the neck that is often dismissed as a minor or self-repairing injury, but that is usually not the case.
If you're involved in an accident, and you don't receive proper medical care for a whiplash injury, you risk developing serious complications later down the road. If you have any reason to believe that you may be suffering from a whiplash injury caused by a car accident, you should get medical attention.
You may also need to contact a car accident attorney about getting compensated for your medical bills and other financial losses. In the article below, we will talk about what happens if your whiplash injuries are left untreated.