Soft Tissue Injury Lawyer Los Angeles

Joshua W. Glotzer, Esq

Managing Partner

It’s not uncommon to suffer a soft tissue injury after a car accident or similar traumatic event. When you suffer a soft tissue injury due to another’s negligence, you deserve to recover compensation for your losses.

While soft tissue injuries may not appear as outwardly painful as a broken bone, for example, these injuries can disrupt your life for weeks, months, and even years. A Los Angeles soft tissue injury lawyer can help you recover lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering damages resulting from your injury.

What is a Soft Tissue Injury?

Soft tissue injuries refer to an injury affecting something other than bones or organs. Soft tissue injuries generally result from acute or chronic trauma:

  • Acute trauma refers to situations where the body experiences sudden and unexpected trauma. This type of trauma often occurs after car accidents, sports injuries, and falls. 
  • Chronic trauma occurs over time when a specific part of the body experiences overuse. Chronic trauma may occur in situations of repetitive movement in the workplace. 

Typically, these injuries affect ligaments, tendons, and the fibrous and fatty tissue of the body.  

Common Symptoms of a Soft Tissue Injury

Although symptoms of soft tissue injuries may vary from person to person, certain types of soft tissue injuries occur more commonly than others. As you progress toward recovery, it’s vital to receive just compensation to cover your expenses if you cannot work due to your injury.


When ligaments stretch or tear, a sprain occurs. Ligaments connect bones in the body, enabling us to perform simple movements like walking and bending. Symptoms of a sprain include:

  • Swelling, 
  • Tenderness, 
  • Limited mobility,
  • Pain, and 
  • Bruising.

Ankles, knees, and elbows are more susceptible than other ligaments to sprains. 


Tendons connect muscle tissue with bones. When these stretch or tear, you experience substantial pain. Symptoms of a strain include:

  • Tightness, 
  • Muscle weakness,
  • Muscle pain,
  • Cramping, 
  • Swelling, and 
  • Muscle spasms.

Strains occur in acute trauma situations and may appear in parts of the body like the hamstrings and back. 


When tendons or muscle tissue get crushed, bruising occurs. In these situations, blood begins to pool under the skin, causing bruises. 


Tendonitis occurs most commonly in the overuse of specific parts of the body. Tendonitis occurs on any part of the body, but most commonly in the elbows, shoulders, and legs. 


Bursae refer to tiny fluid-filled sacs residing between your bones and soft tissues. These sacs help cushion your bones and reduce friction. Signs and symptoms of bursitis include the following:

  • Pain,
  • Swelling,
  • Limited mobility.

Bursitis usually arises in the shoulders, elbows, knees, and hips. 

As with all injuries, it’s essential to seek a complete medical evaluation. When evaluating your claim, your soft tissue damage attorney in Los Angeles carefully reviews medical reports, evaluations, and other professional data to build support for your compensation claim.  

Causes of Soft Tissue Injuries 

A soft tissue injury attorney in Los Angeles understands that soft tissue injuries may occur differently. Some of the most common causes of soft tissue injuries include the following:

The recovery times for soft tissue injuries vary greatly. These injuries are categorized into grade 1, grade 2, or grade 3 injuries.

  • Grade 1 injuries are mild, and victims recover quickly. Non-invasive treatments like icing and rest usually heal these injuries in a few days. 
  • Grade 2 injuries heal in a few weeks to months. Treatments may include cortisone and physical therapy.
  • Grade 3 are severe soft tissue injuries that require extensive physical therapy, surgery, and a long period of immobility.

Los Angeles soft tissue injury attorneys analyze the evidence surrounding your case to determine a just compensatory award for your injury. 

What Can a Los Angeles Soft Tissue Injury Attorney Recover For Me?

Your soft tissue damage attorney in Los Angeles knows how much a soft tissue injury causes disruption and stress to your life. When your injury is caused due to the negligence of another, you deserve compensation. While some soft tissue injuries appear relatively minor, some injuries result in severe pain and limit or prevent your ability to work.

Understandably, the inability to earn a steady income brings substantial stress into your household. You may feel as though your injuries can’t heal fast enough. Obtaining compensation for your injuries eases your financial burden while you recover.

California divides damages for personal injury cases into two categories: economic damages and non-economic damages. 

Economic Damages

Economic damages represent the financial losses related to your injury. Tangible evidence supports the calculation of these losses. Examples of economic damages include the following:

  • Medical bills and expenses, 
  • Rehabilitation costs, 
  • Lost wages,
  • Future lost wages,
  • Property damage.

The purpose of economic damages is to compensate you for these expenses and make you financially “whole” again.

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages represent losses related to your injuries’ physical, emotional, and psychological consequences. The physical, emotional, and psychological effects are never the same but vary from person to person. These injuries require the assistance of a qualified soft tissue lawyer in Los Angeles because they require some skill and experience to arrive at a value.

Non-economic damages include:

  • Pain and suffering,
  • Emotional distress,
  • Scarring,
  • Embarrassment,
  • Loss of enjoyment of life.

Although non-economic damages may be difficult to quantify, one should never overlook them. In some situations, non-economic damage awards may be substantially larger than economic damage awards. For this reason, hiring a soft tissue injury attorney in Los Angeles assures you don’t miss out on the just compensation you need. 

Contact Us

Some may minimize the severity of a soft tissue injury. The Los Angeles soft tissue injury attorneys at Glotzer & Leib, LLP know the devastating impact a soft tissue injury may have on your life.

With over fifty years of combined legal experience, our Los Angeles soft tissue injury lawyers can answer your questions. We’ve worked hard to establish an impeccable reputation with our clients.

We focus our practice on empowering our clients to get better while aggressively pursuing compensation on their behalf. Regardless of your financial situation, we are here to help.

Contact the attorneys at Glotzer & Leib today for a free consultation. If we think we can help you, we’ll accept your case on a contingency basis. Contact us today.


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