Phoenix Car Accident Shoulder Injury Lawyers
As attorneys at Breyer Law Offices, P.C., we see many car accident victims sustain very serious shoulder injuries. This type of injury especially occurs when people are in car accidents where they are t-boned. That being said, a serious shoulder injury can happen from any type of crash where the other person is at-fault. T-boned car accidents tend to result in shoulder injuries, especially a torn rotator cuff, because typically the innocent individual's vehicle spins and that results in the shoulder being twisted and turned. Shoulder trauma is commonly caused by a fall or a high speed car accident that results in a fractured shoulder blade or collar bone.
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The major type of should injuries consists of fractures, dislocations, or soft tissue injuries. Many of these injuries are often associated with chest injuries. Shoulder dislocations are caused by the arm being forcefully twisted during a car collision. Soft tissue injuries or dislocations can also be caused by a car accident.
A shoulder injury is often associated with pain, swelling, bruising, and inability to move the shoulder. Most fractures are diagnosed with X-rays and a physical examination. Sometimes additional imaging techniques are necessary such as a CT scan. Many times, especially with a torn rotator cuff, the person may not know that something is seriously wrong with their shoulder. A torn rotator cuff is usually detected only be a MRI and sometimes one needs a MRI with contrast to see this injury. If you are having trouble raising your arm past your shoulder and have experienced recent trauma, then you may have a torn rotator cuff. This is something that is important to discuss with your doctor. Torn rotator cuffs or shoulder injuries in general can be very debilitating because we all use our shoulders so much. With a serious shoulder injury, it might be very difficult to lift things, brush your hair, or even cook.
Fractures can be treated without surgery in some cases. However, surgery is necessary if there is an open fracture, meaning the bone has broken through the skin. Whether or not a patient has surgery or recovers with a nonsurgical method they will need to keep the shoulder immobilized to heal.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a motorcycle or car collision that resulted in shoulder trauma, our Phoenix injury lawyers are here to help. Arizona’s Husband and Wife Law Team is available to help.
Our Phoenix car accident attorneys offer free consultations with a no fee guarantee. There is no fee until we have collected a settlement. Call us now at (602) 267-1280.
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