Shoulder Injury Lawyer
Shoulder Accident Injury Claim
Shoulder injuries caused by accidents can be absolutely devastating to a victim's mobility. An accident can result in a fractured shoulder, dislocated shoulder joint, or torn rotator cuff. The anatomy of the shoulder is both complex and delicate. Our bodies are not designed to take on the blunt force trauma of a
car accident, motorcycle accident, or
slip and fall. The soft-tissues of the shoulder, including the tendons, ligaments, and muscles can be badly damaged when they are impacted by a hard surface such as a door, concrete, or dashboard.
If your shoulder is injured it is critical to get top notch medical treatment from an orthopedist that specializes in diagnosing shoulder trauma. Once you get xrays and MRI, your doctor should be able to identify the extent of the damage caused and how to treat the injury. Physical therapy and pain medication may offer temporary releif. When that type of treatment is not effective, your only remaining option may be surgery. Depending on the nature of the shoulder injury, surgery can require months of rehabilitation and can cost thousands of dollars.
Shoulder fracture, shoudler separations, and dislocation can all lead to early onset arthritis. Injuries like these from a motor vehicle accident can speed up the degenerative changes in the human body.
St. Louis Shoulder Injury Attorney
Shoulder injuries often cause a major disruption in your life. Medical treatment can be expensive and you may be unable to return to work for a while. Without the ability to earn a paycheck, your claim for lost wages can become significant and medical bills will start to pile up quickly. Most insurance claim adjusters will argue that a shoulder injury could not have been caused by a crash or accident, but instead was a result of age or a preexisting condition. A St. Louis shoulder injury lawyer from Schultz Legal Group will fight for your claim and obtain a fair settlement for your damages.
Never give a recorded statement to anyone after an accident. If you injure your shoulder, seek immediate medical attention and then contact an injury attorney for advice on what to do next. These first steps are key. Unfortunately, you can do a lot of damage to your case unless steps are taken, from the start, to properly diagnose the shoulder injury, treat it, and uncover all of the potential insurance coverage available to compensate you for these injuries.