When some jurors hear that an injured person is claiming “soft tissue injury” such as whiplash or a sprained neck, they often look cockeyed at the plaintiff and are ready to rule for the defense. That’s because the insurance industry that defends these types of injury lawsuits has been successful in a propaganda campaign to smear injury victims as fakers and “malingerers.” It’s not true. Anyone who has been in any kind of serious traffic accident knows that even “minor” impacts can cause significant injury that can linger for months or years, even without broken bones.
Vehicle accidents are a leading cause of these types of injuries. Just because soft tissue injuries are not life threatening does not mean that they do not impact those who sustain them. In some cases, a soft tissue injury can lead to chronic pain, significantly reduce quality of life, and even make it impossible to work.
Some potential claimants can be scared away from seeking compensation for a soft tissue injury because insurance companies fight hard and dirty. That is where Patrick Malone & Associates comes in. When our clients’ lives have been seriously disrupted due to somebody else’s negligence, we push back against aggressive defense tactics. We won’t let intimidation prevent victims from being treated fairly.