Shoulder injuries can be particularly severe, especially if they are not appropriately treated. They can be painful, but they can also limit your range of motion. If you have injured your shoulder because of someone else’s negligence, such as a car accident or a workplace mishap, consult our Fort Worth shoulder injury lawyer.
They may be able to help you recover compensation for your treatment and pain and suffering. Shoulder injuries are painful, and the stress that comes with these injuries is serious. Having our lawyer on your side can provide you with confidence as you seek to move forward.
Potential Shoulder Injuries
Shoulders are an especially problematic place to get an injury. In part, this is because of the composition of the shoulder. Shoulders are composed of three bones.
- Clavicle (commonly referred to as the collarbone)
- Humerus (upper arm)
- Scapula (shoulder blade)
Because of the proximity of the bones to one another and the movement of the shoulder, this area of the body is somewhat unstable, and shoulder injuries are relatively common. Some shoulder injuries that are sustained with regularity include:
This severe shoulder injury occurs when the humerus is popped out of the shoulder socket, usually due to a large force, such as a car accident or a big fall.
Rotator Cuff Injuries
An injury to the muscles around the shoulder joint occurs due to repeated lifting and upward motions. Rotator cuff injuries happen commonly among baseball pitchers, painters, and other workers who must repeat motions, especially above their heads.
Rotator cuff injuries may be treated non surgically in many cases, but victims will need surgery with the most severe injuries. As you know, surgery is not only painful; it is extremely expensive.
A separated shoulder injury can vary in severity. A separated shoulder happens when ligaments surrounding the collar bone are painfully stretched (or, in the worst cases, ruptured). These injuries commonly occur in motor vehicle accidents.
Because there are three bones in the shoulder, any single bone or combination of the three can be broken or fractured. A fall or a motor vehicle accident may cause a victim to have a broken scapula, humerus, or clavicle.
Regardless of your injury, it is important to get medical attention as soon as possible. Shoulder injuries can linger and even worsen without treatment. You will also need evidence of your injury in your legal claim as you try to seek compensation for your shoulder injury.
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Common Causes of Shoulder Injuries
Motor vehicle accidents, including car accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle accidents, are the most common causes of shoulder injuries. The shoulder is typically injured due to a great force exerted on it, such as a vehicle striking it. However, shoulder injuries can be caused in other ways, including falls, workplace accidents, exercise injuries, sports injuries, and more.
Damages You May be Able to Claim in Tarrant County, TX
Shoulder injuries and their treatment can be extremely expensive. And that is on top of the added stress you are dealing with. If you consider filing a claim against the negligent party that caused your injuries, you may be thinking about what you can claim. All cases are unique and are treated as such, but common damages in these kinds of cases may include:
- Medical expenses, including surgery (past and anticipated costs)
- Vehicle repair bills (if applicable)
- Lost wages, especially if you missed any time at work due to your injury
- Pain and suffering, including emotional and mental drain of injury
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Statute of Limitations: When to File in Fort Worth
The statute of limitations is a legal term, and it outlines the amount of time that a person has the right to file a lawsuit. Once the timeline lapses, you are no longer legally able to file charges against the at-fault party.
In Texas, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of the incident. It is important to act quickly because cases like these can take a long time. Consulting our Fort Worth shoulder injury lawyer may help you get some of your questions answered and help you decide what your next step should be.
What do Our Lawyers Do?
At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, our team is available to help you in a variety of ways, including:
- A complimentary case review
- Calculating damages, including economic and non-economic impacts
- Submitting required paperwork within deadlines
- Communicating with insurance companies on your behalf
- Investigating your injury and helping to accumulate evidence
- Answering questions you have along the way
- Staying in communication with you as your case progresses
- Taking your case to court and representing you, if necessary
The Cost of Hiring Our Lawyers
When considering hiring a lawyer, many victims will assume they are too expensive or not worth it in many cases. Loncar Lyon Jenkins will provide you with a free consultation to review your case and its viability.
In many cases, our firm will take on your case on a contingency basis. This means that our team will work for you (without payment) until you receive your settlement. Our firm does not get paid until you do. If your case is taken on as contingency and we lose, you will not owe us anything.
Receive a Free Case Review
Call to receive a free case review. Our legal team can help you determine if you have a legitimate case and what steps you should take to move forward. We understand that you have gone through a traumatic injury, so let our team focus on the legalities while you spend your time recovering from your injuries.