Shoulder injuries can be a painful result of high impact automobile collisions. They can also be caused by someone else’s negligence in a variety of other incidents, such as slip-and-falls in retail stores. The financial burden associated with a shoulder injury can be significant, as they are among the most expensive orthopedic surgeries and can result in extended periods where you are unable to work.
Common shoulder area injuries include rotator cuff tears, labrum tears, clavicle fractures, and humerus fractures. These injuries can result in loss of range of motion, lack of strength, instability, and stiffness in your shoulder. You will likely also experience significant pain, including pain associated with an impingement. All of these symptoms can make it impossible to work or engage in other hobbies.
If you have sustained a serious shoulder injury, there are certain damages which are recoverable with a civil claim. Those include compensation for past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. You can also recover compensation for permanent disability and for permanent scarring associated with the surgery. With some shoulder surgeries, especially clavicle fractures, the scarring can be extensive.
One of the many complexities of a shoulder injury case is that, most of the time, the insurance company will attempt to argue that a traumatic tear was pre-existing. They might also try to argue that what is causing your pain is not a tear at all but just chronic degeneration. In most situations, these arguments by the insurance company have absolutely no medical basis. The attorneys of Maginnis Law will work with your doctors to expose these arguments as false.
The personal injury law firm of Maginnis Howard assists injured North Carolinians throughout the state, including those with significant shoulder injuries. For a free evaluation of your shoulder or clavicle injury claim, visit our contact page. The firm offers a contingency fee arrangement. This means that you do not have to pay attorneys’ fees unless and until we make a financial recovery on your behalf.