Shoulder Injuries are Common and Hard to Fix
In the words of physicians at the University of Florida School of Medicine in Gainesville, “The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the human body. The cost of such versatility is an increased risk of injury.” There are simply so many different bones and ligaments of the shoulder which can get hurt, and when something does go wrong, it can often be very difficult and expensive to fix.
Common Types of Shoulder Injuries
- Separation of ligaments attached to the shoulder bone
- Rotator cuff tear
- Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
- Clavicle fracture
- Acromioclavicular sprain
Common Causes of Shoulder Injuries
The cause may have been a car accident, a construction site workplace injury, or even a “freak accident” such as being struck by a falling tree branch or tripping and falling over a dog off its leash. Whatever the cause, you may incur substantial costs, including medical bills and loss of income if you are unable to work as before, either temporarily or permanently.
What Can I Do After a Shoulder Injury?
If you have suffered a shoulder injury in a motor vehicle accident, at work, or in a falling accident, you are likely to need both medical care and legal counsel for a satisfactory outcome.
Your doctor can help you decide whether conservative treatment (perhaps, including rest, therapy and medication) or surgical repair is advisable in your case.
An experienced personal injury attorney can help you determine whether you have a viable case. You may be entitled to compensation from a negligent party such as another motorist, a product manufacturer, or some other responsible person or organization.
Let Us Help You Get to a Better Place
RGLZ Personal Injury law has represented countless victims of shoulder injuries since opening our doors in 1968. They come to our law firm from throughout Nassau County, Suffolk County, and New York City. Attorneys at our New York personal injury law firm will evaluate your case at no charge. Let our decades of legal excellence get you to a better place.
All personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no fees to us unless we recover compensation for you. To schedule a free consultation with a Suffolk County personal injury lawyer after a shoulder injury, contact us today.