Shoulder Injury Attorneys in Pensacola Serve Clients on the Gulf Coast
Did you suffer a torn rotator cuff, severe joint damage or other shoulder injury in an auto accident?
Not only is it easy to hurt your shoulder in a car or SUV accident, but emergency treatment doesn’t always identify the nature or extent of a shoulder injury, especially if more obvious or severe injuries command more attention. At Baker & Baker, an AV®-rated law firm in Pensacola, we are here to help those who have a slow-healing shoulder problem after a motor vehicle accident.
We can advise you of your options for recovering compensation for a shoulder injury of various kinds: torn rotator cuff, humeral head or acromioclavicular joint damage, separation, dislocation or even severe neurological damage from a brachial plexus injury. If our Florida injury lawyers can prove that you suffered a permanent injury or impairment as a result of your accident, you might be entitled to significantly more compensation than you would otherwise collect.
Common causes of shoulder injuries
Your shoulder is a mechanical wonder. It comprises three bones — the scapula (shoulder blade), the clavicle (collarbone) and the humerus (arm bone). It also includes three joints —glenohumeral, acromioclavicular and sternoclavicular. Pulling it all together are muscles, ligaments and other soft tissue. They allow you to raise your arms and lift and lower objects.
Accidents that cause shoulder injuries include:
- Car accidents, truck accidents or motorcycle accidents
- Airbag deployment
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
Shoulder and other injuries to children often occur when child seats or safety belts don’t properly fit. Adults tend to suffer the worst shoulder injuries in motorcycle and bicycle accidents, when the combination of heavy impact and an awkward landing can result in a broken clavicle, rotator cuff problems or trauma to the brachial plexus of nerves leading from the spinal cord to the arm and trunk.
Our experience with the medical proof of the seriousness of a shoulder injury can often make the difference between a nominal damages award and compensation for the full range of your losses, including medical bills, loss of earnings and pain and suffering.
Learn more about how we can help you receive compensation for your shoulder injury
To schedule a free consultation, please call us at 850-316-8247 or contact us online. Our experienced Pensacola personal injury attorneys are ready to help.