Get a Texas Car Accident Lawyer With Experience in Winning Shoulder Pain Claims
Shoulder pain after a car accident is common in Texas. Yet getting compensation for this injury can be difficult.
That's because shoulder pain is often a soft-tissue injury, which doesn't show up as well in X-rays and body imaging as, say, a broken leg. Insurance companies use this as an excuse to deny accident victims the compensation they deserve. Some even accuse people who were hit by a car or a truck of "faking" their injuries.
You can get compensation for your shoulder pain after a car accident, but you are likely going to need the help of an experienced Texas car accident lawyer who understands how to prove shoulder injuries to the insurance companies.
Coby L. Wooten, Attorney at Law, P.C. understands what it takes to build a case the insurance companies cannot ignore. Your pain is real - whether or not it shows up in an X-ray. Our law firm knows many other types of evidence to support your claim. If your shoulder was injured in a Dallas or Fort Worth area car accident, contact us for a free case consultation to learn more about the value of your claim and legal options.
Car accident injuries with shoulder pain
Shoulder pain compensation is largely determined by the underlying injury causing your pain. Common car accident shoulder injuries that are eligible for compensation include:
- Sprains, strains, rips, and tears (musculoskeletal disorder injuries, MSDs). Damage to the muscles, ligaments, and tendons (soft tissues) that support your shoulder can be painful and limit the range of motion, disrupt sleep, and reduce participation in normal activity.
- Dislocation. Your body is destabilized by the force of a car accident. This temporary loose state may allow your shoulder to detach from the socket. Shoulder dislocation can be full or partial.
- Impinged nerve (pinched nerve) or soft tissue. When your body is reeling from the destabilizing force of a car accident, nerves and soft tissues can get pinched between bones, causing nerve damage and shooting pain.
- Frozen shoulder. Stiff, tender, and difficult to move, the technical term for frozen shoulder is adhesive capsulitis.
- Fractured bones. The shoulder bones most likely to be fractured in a car accident include the collarbone (clavicle), upper arm (humerus), and shoulder blade (scapula).
- Rotator cuff tear. This injury is often associated with major league baseball pitchers, but anyone can damage the muscles and tendons at the center of your shoulder joint that makes up your rotator cuff. The pain of such an injury often gets worse at night.
- Bursitis. Bursae are fluid-filled sacs that cushion joint movement. When they become inflamed and swollen, they can cause pain and limit the range of shoulder motion.
How to prove shoulder pain injuries
Some of the above shoulder injuries create more obvious physical evidence than others. No matter what type of injury is causing you pain, our car accident lawyers know how to investigate the accident and injury to produce the strongest evidence for compensation. Evidence used to prove shoulder injuries includes:
- Medical records.
- Expert medical testimony.
- Witness statements.
- Accident reports.
- Invoices and receipts for physical therapies, surgeries, and alternative healing.
- Replacement service charges and disability equipment purchases.
- Your own powerful story of how the injury is limiting your physical and financial health and comfort.
Treating shoulder pain after a car accident can quickly get expensive. If left untreated, though, such an injury could develop into chronic pain that limits your range of motion and reduces your ability to work, drive, sleep, and enjoy life overall. A shoulder pain lawyer with a track record of success can help you get results.
Protecting the rights of crash victims in Fort Worth
Pain after a car accident is real, but it may take a lot of work to force the insurance companies to admit it. Coby L. Wooten, Attorney at Law, P.C. doesn't let adjusters get away with denying injured accident victims the results they deserve.
Our law firm has a reputation for getting things done right. We leave no stone unturned when it comes to proving your claim. If you were injured in a Fort Worth or Dallas car accident, contact Coby L. Wooten, Attorney at Law, P.C., today for a free case consultation. At no cost to you, and with no obligation to hire us, a member of our team can explain how the law applies to you, estimate your claim's value, and help weigh your options. Don't wait. We are available to hear from you anytime, day or night. Contact us to schedule your free case consultation today.