Shoulder injuries commonly take place in automobile accidents and trip/slip and fall incidents. Many times, victims are aware that a shoulder injury has occurred. However, some accidents produce shoulder pain that is subtle and grows as time goes on.
In the latter of these situations, victims do not immediately contact a lawyer because they assume the pain will improve. Unfortunately, pain gets progressively worse. As a result, victims are unsure whether or not a lawyer can still help.
At Preszler Law in Vancouver, our lawyers focus solely on personal injury law and have handled hundreds of cases involving shoulder injuries. We understand how painful, disabling, and distressing these injuries can be. No matter if your shoulder pain became apparent right away or has gradually increased, the seasoned legal staff at Preszler Law in Vancouver can assist you in filing a claim and recovering maximum compensation. Call 1-844-373-8202 today to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation initial consultation.
What types of shoulder injuries can occur in an accident?
In an accident, the body changes momentum at a rapid pace. The hand and arm are usually used to keep the body safe from impact. This automatic response shields you from the slamming into the pavement when you trip and fall, or protects you from hitting the steering wheel in a motor vehicle collision.
Ultimately, you collide with either the pavement or the steering wheel, depending on the nature of the accident. When the momentum stops, the shoulder often absorbs the blow. This trauma can cause painful, long-term injuries.
Common shoulder injuries caused by accidents can include:
• torn rotator cuffs;
• sprains or strains;
• and fractures.
After an injury occurs, symptoms can manifest in stiffness, a feeling of instability, and general weakness in the shoulder region. Many of these injuries affect the muscles, ligaments, and tendons as opposed to the bones in or near the shoulder. However, bones can also be affected when trauma occurs.
How are shoulder injuries treated?
If your doctor suspects a shoulder injury, tests will be ordered to show what type of injury you have sustained. Tests can include x-rays, an MRI, ultrasound, and an arthrography (a type of medical imaging used to diagnose the source of pain).
The road to recovery for shoulder injuries can be long and arduous. Patients are often treated conservatively at first, but in some instances, surgery is necessary to repair the damage caused in the accident.
At Preszler Law in Vancouver, we know shoulder injuries often take a long time to heal. Our goal is to ensure you receive fair compensation for the damages you incurred as a result of the accident, including injuries that will likely produce problems in the future.
How can a Vancouver shoulder injury lawyer help me?
Often, insurance companies use strategies to deny and minimize an accident victim’s injury claim. An insurance adjuster may ask to interview you as a means of documenting statements that may jeopardize your chances of receiving maximum compensation for your losses. Or s/he may attempt to offer you a quick settlement, which in most cases, will be too low to account for your financial needs.
When you hire our firm to help with your claim, we look at the overall impact the accident has had on your life. Our goal is to ensure that not only your past expenses are covered, but that we communicate to the insurance company what your future costs and losses will be.
Your lawyer will connect you with the right physicians for your particular injury so its effects on your quality of life and ability to work are well documented.
You may be eligible for the following types of financial recovery:
• Medical expenses in the past, present and future.
• Necessary physical therapy to heal from your shoulder injury.
• Loss of income as a result of an inability to work.
• Expenses associated with in-home care.
• Therapy needed to recover from psychological trauma.
How do I hire an experienced shoulder lawyer at Preszler Law Vancouver?
To get started, you should call 1-844-373-8202 to schedule a free, initial consultation. During this meeting, one of our shoulder injury lawyers will ask to hear your story to gather all the facts about your accident. S/he will give you honest answers about the validity of your case, what financial recovery is available to you, and what to expect throughout the process.
When you decide to retain our legal services, a lawyer gets started on your case immediately. Our firm works on a contingency basis, which means that you will not be required to pay us any upfront fees for our services. Instead, billing comes directly from your settlement. In other words, you pay us nothing unless we win your case.