Understanding Shoulder Injuries from a Queens Car Accident: Damages and Types
A motor vehicle accident can cause many different types of personal injuries. Some of the most common types of personal injuries include shoulder injuries. There are many different types of shoulder injuries from a Queens car accident. Some may need just rest and ice, whereas other serious shoulder injuries may require surgery. In some instances, catastrophic shoulder injuries will require extensive surgery include shoulder replacements. Victims who suffer shoulder injuries may have months or years of pain and suffering, lost wages, lost future earnings, medical bills, loss of consortium, and other damages relating to the shoulder injury.
If you or a loved one suffered shoulder injuries from a Queens car accident, call our law firm at COHEN & COHEN PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS, P.C. to learn how we can help protect your rights to compensation. Our experienced Queens car accident lawyers have handled many types of serious shoulder injury cases, particularly cases resulting in scope surgeries. 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.) Call our law firm today for a FREE consultation to learn what your rights to compensation may be under New York law.
Common Shoulder Injuries After a Queens Car Accident
Besides neck and back injuries, shoulder injuries are one of the most common types of injuries too. There are many possible types of shoulder injuries. All shoulder injuries can be debilitating and result in a permanent range of motion decrease. This includes some of the following shoulder injuries:
- Fractures – a severe motor vehicle accident could result in fractures to the bones around the shoulder that make up the A-C joint. The humerus could also be fractures, which is the upper arm bone. Other types of fractures could occur in the back or scapula, which actually help to form the “ball” of the ball and joint socket that the humerus sits in. Some fractures may require painful hardware to stabilize the joint.
- Rotator cuff tears – you have four rotator cuffs which are really somewhat small tendons. Tendons connect muscle to bone. The rotator cuff tendons help move the shoulder joint by rotating the bones in certain directions. While these are strong tendons, they can be damage and even completely torn in a Queens car accident. This requires surgical repair to restore the use of the tendon, however a full range of motion or full strength is not always likely.
- SLAP tears – A SLAP tear, which is short for Superior Labrum Anterior and Posterior tear, is when the top part of the labrum is torn. This part of the shoulder is the “socket” of the ball and joint socket of the shoulder. The biceps tendon connects to the top of it. When this part of the labrum is torn, it can result in serious shoulder pain and a loss of mobility. It also requires surgery to repair because the cartilage which forms the cup cannot heal on its own.
Victims Who Suffered Shoulder Injuries from a Queens Car Accident May be Entitled to Damages
Under New York law, damages is the measure of relief that a personal injury victim may be able to recovery. This is typically monetary compensation for pain and suffering (non-economic damages), medical bills, lost wages, lost future earnings, loss of consortium, and other damages related to the motor vehicle crash. Victims who have suffered any type of shoulder injury should ask our Queens car accident lawyers at COHEN & COHEN PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS, P.C. how we can recover these damages for them. Learn what your rights may be by calling 800-247-8164 for a FREE case evaluation or use our convenient and easy-to-use contact us box available here.