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If you’ve suffered a shoulder injury in a car accident, you could be dealing with pain and costly medical treatment that could even require surgery, depending on the type and severity you’re dealing with.
Because we rely on our shoulders for many activities and arm-related motions, an injury could prevent you from returning to work for some time and could have a significant impact on other areas of your life as well.
If someone else’s recklessness or negligence caused the crash and your resulting shoulder injury, you have the right to seek compensation for the harm you’ve suffered and losses you’ve incurred. With an experienced Dallas shoulder injury lawyer like those at Tate Law Offices, P.C., on your side, you could recover the compensation you need to pay your medical bills, recoup lost wages from time missed from work, and move on with your life.
We will be ready to discuss your case when you contact us for a free, no-obligation case review. Our team works on a contingency-fee-basis, which means you won’t pay us any fees unless and until we collect for you.
Contact us any time, day or night, by calling us, by chatting with us live, or by filling out a contact form today.
Virtually any car crash has the potential to cause severe injuries to the shoulder. In general, the occupants of a vehicle could suffer shoulder fractures or broken bones in the shoulder due to the impact of the crash.
Other injuries include rotator cuff tears, shoulder impingement, shoulder joint or labral tears due to the instinctive bracing of your body for impact, the sudden, sometimes violent jolt of the impact itself, the instantaneous tightening of your seat belt at the split-second of impact, and, if you are in the front seat, the deployment of the airbag.
Virtually any type of collision could cause a severe shoulder injury, including:
Once you’ve sought medical treatment for your shoulder injury, it is crucial to contact a car accident attorney right away. Your lawyer can investigate the cause of the crash, determine whether another party was negligent, and help you pursue the compensation you’re rightfully owed.
The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint and is composed of the clavicle (collarbone), scapula (shoulder blade), and humerus (upper arm bone), as well as numerous tendons, ligaments, and muscles.
Shoulder injuries will generally fall into two broad categories, instability and impingement.
Injuries to the shoulder can also be placed into three general categories: fractures, dislocations, and soft tissue injuries. These injuries range from minor to extremely serious, and often include:
After an accident, shoulder injuries can reveal themselves in multiple ways, including:
After any crash – and particularly if you’ve suffered a shoulder injury – be sure to seek immediate medical attention. Getting treated right away can improve your chances of a speedy recovery, limit complications caused by not seeking medical care, and generate a medical record. This is crucial, because the insurance company for the driver responsible for the crash could argue that any delay in treatment is a sign that you are not as hurt as you claim.
If a car accident has left you to deal with severe shoulder pain, costly medical treatment, and other unexpected expenses, you might be concerned about how you’ll get the compensation you need and deserve.
While most shoulder injury claims will be resolved through a negotiated settlement and will never see the inside of a courtroom, it is crucial to hire a lawyer with the right experience and resources to handle your case. Don’t try to handle your injury claim on your own, and don’t trust your case to an apathetic or inexperienced injury attorney. Turn to a team that has the skills and resources to seek the full compensation you need to put this accident and injury behind you.
The Dallas car accident lawyers of the Tate Law Offices, P.C., know the wide-ranging impact that a shoulder injury can have on your life. We know that results matter, and obtaining this compensation is vital to your life and the lives of those who depend on you. That’s why we prepare every case as if it will go to trial, and we aggressively fight for the maximum compensation possible for your claim.
Call us, fill out a contact form, or chat with us live to schedule your free consultation with our Dallas shoulder injury lawyers today.