Glendale Shoulder Injury Lawyers
If you suffered shoulder injuries in a collision in Glendale, you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries. You will need the assistance of a skilled Glendale car accident injury lawyer. Call (818) 550-1111 today for a free consultation on your case.
Legal Representation for Glendale Shoulder Injury Victims
Occasionally, injured car accident victims feel fine right after an accident. However, they don’t realize that they may have sustained a shoulder injury that may be dormant and has not had time to present itself. When car crash victims don’t feel the pain, they refuse immediate medical treatment from emergency personnel at the scene. Often, accident victims feel pain weeks after the accident – which means that a lack of pain does not always equate to the absence of injury. This is common with some shoulder injuries. If you’ve recently been in an automobile accident in Glendale, you might have thought, “I have a bit of soreness in my shoulder. I should probably go home, relax and rest.”
Do not ignore the symptoms you’re experiencing after an accident. By getting proper evaluation and treatment from a medical professional after a crash, you can prevent further damage to your body weeks or months after the accident.
And if your wreck was caused by the negligence of another, contact a Glendale personal injury lawyer at the Aratta Law Firm for an immediate consultation at (818) 550-1111.
Common Symptoms of Shoulder Injuries in a Car Accident
Pain is a symptom of just about every shoulder problem. The pain can range from dull and achy to sharp and severe. Some of the common symptoms of a shoulder injury after an accident include the following:
- Stiffness, pain, and inability to move your arm normally
- Feeling that my shoulder could pop out of the socket
- Feeling that your shoulder isn’t as strong as before the accident
- The shoulder joint looks deformed
- Inability to use your shoulder at all
- Sudden swelling of your shoulder
- A feeling of numbness and weakness in your arm and hand
Common Types of Shoulder Injuries From Car Accidents
The shoulder is made up of two prominent bones: the end of the upper arm bone (humerus) and the shoulder blade (scapula). The end of the humerus is round and fits into a socket in the scapula. Surrounding the shoulder is a group of muscles and ligaments. Ligaments join the bones of the shoulders. Some common types of shoulder injuries in a car collision are torn rotator cuff; shoulder dislocation injury; shoulder joint tears; shoulder fractures.
Torn Rotator Cuff Injury After a Car Crash
Two common injuries of the rotator cuff are tendonitis and bursitis. These injuries often result from overuse, which causes the tendons (tendonitis) or the bursa sacs (bursitis) to become inflamed. But tendons can also tear from overuse or trauma, such as impact from an auto accident. For example, one may experience sudden intense pain when tendons tear after a traumatic injury such as a car crash. Such an injury would limit your range of motion in your shoulder, making it painful to move your arm around. Also, a delay in treatment may cause the injury to get worse.
Shoulder Dislocation Injury After an Auto Accident
A dislocated shoulder occurs when your upper arm pops out of your shoulder socket. It is one of the most accessible joints to dislocate because the ball joint of your upper arm sits in a very shallow socket. This makes the arm very mobile to move in many directions. In addition, the adjacent and surrounding tissues supporting the shoulder joint can sometimes be overstretched or torn. A dislocated shoulder may take between 12 and 16 weeks to heal after the shoulder has been put back into place.
Shoulder Fracture Injury After a Car Collision
A Glendale auto accident with a forceful impact can result in a clavicle or humerus fracture. A fractured clavicle, or collarbone, will significantly limit the shoulder movement of the victim. Fracturing the humerus may also lead to a swollen shoulder, decreased range of motion, and significant pain.
Why Choose Aratta Law Firm?
At our firm, every client is in direct contact with an attorney. But, unfortunately, many large corporate law firms transfer you to a case manager – you never speak to a lawyer directly, and your case becomes part of the mill.
At our firm, we do things differently. We pay close attention to every case, from the inception and throughout the process of the claim/lawsuit. Our diligence and attention to detail result in consistently high settlements for our clients.
Attorney’s Ability To Negotiate
Your attorney's skill and attentiveness can impact your compensation. If your injury claim is negotiated by a case manager assigned to your file at a firm, your claim may settle for a lesser amount. Adjusters know who they’re dealing with and how aggressively the firm handles injury cases. Further, insurance adjusters know how to bully people into accepting lower settlements.
A lawyer’s ability to negotiate a settlement is the most critical skill. Lawyers who are good negotiators know the importance of proper timing, preparation, and strategy. Our Glendale car accident law firm is ready to help you get the compensation you deserve. Call the Aratta Law Firm at (818) 550-1111 today to schedule an immediate consultation.