Queens Car Accident Lawyer Explains Your Rights to Compensation After a Shoulder Injury from a Car Accident
One of the most common types of personal injuries after a motor vehicle accident is a shoulder injury. A shoulder injury from a New York car accident could result in months or even years of treatment, stretching, and physical therapy. Individuals who suffer shoulder injuries may be unable to continue in the same line or work while they heal resulting in lost wages. Additionally, individuals may be unable to use their shoulder in the same manner after they heal due to permanent injuries. This could result in a claim for lost future earnings due to be unable to return to the same line of work and having to take a salary decrease in a new field. Thus, individuals who suffer a shoulder injury from a New York car accident may be entitled to compensation for their injuries.
One of the most common injuries for an individual who suffering a shoulder injury from a New York car accident is an arthroscopic surgery. Also known as a scope, there are over 1.77 million scope surgeries performed each year in the United States. Many of these scope surgeries are due to personal injury accidents, including car accidents.
Our Queens car accident lawyer knows how devastating a shoulder injury from a New York car accident can be. We also know how to fight back against negligent drivers and their insurance companies who try to undervalue a claim. We have recently recovered $250,000, $200,000, and $194,500 for our clients in scope surgery personal injury cases. (Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.) If you or a loved one were seriously injured with a shoulder injury from a New York car accident, ask our Cohen & Cohen Law Group, P.C. can help you today.
Common Shoulder Injuries After New York Car Accidents
Any type of car accident, even a low speed collision, could result in shoulder injuries. However, high speed crashes or collisions with 18 wheelers are more likely to cause serious personal injury because of the force of impact. The most common types of shoulder injuries from serious motor vehicle accidents or New York trucking accidents include the following:
- Shoulder dislocations
- Shoulder separations
- Rotator cuff tears
- SLAP tears
- Labrum tears
- Humerus fractures
- Shoulder sprains that will not heal
- Brachial plexus injuries
- Clavicle fractures
- Scapula fractures
- Need for shoulder replacement, and
- Many other serious injuries.
How Arthroscopic Surgeries Can Help a Shoulder Injury from a New York Car Accident
A scope surgery is known as an arthroscopic surgery and is an important type of procedure used to treat certain conditions. A shoulder injury is a good candidate for a scope surgery. During a scope surgery, the surgeon will make several small incisions around the shoulder including the front, side, and back. The surgeon will place several different tools and a camera into the different incisions to perform the repair. Sometimes a surgeon will use forced air to inflate the surgical area to help visualize the area being repaired. Because of the minimal cuts and intervention, victims who have a scope surgery usually heal must faster than individuals who have had an open surgery.
Did You Have a Shoulder Injury After a New York Car Accident? Ask Our Queens Car Accident Lawyers for Help
Victims who have had a serious shoulder injury resulting in any surgical repair should ask our Queens car accident lawyers how we can help protect their rights to compensation under New York law. Here at Cohen & Cohen Law Group, P.C., our experienced legal team knows how to boost your damages claim while establishing liability against the negligent driver. We have a proven track record of success handling scope repair cases, including after motor vehicle accidents. Learn more about how we can help protect your rights to compensation by calling 800-247-8164 for a FREE case evaluation or use our convenient and easy-to-use contact us box available here.