Shoulder injuries can occur in falls and car accidents when you use your arms to brace yourself or suffer a direct blow to the shoulder. At the time of the injury, you may feel a snapping sensation, followed by pain and arm weakness. Later on, you may feel pain when lifting or reaching, or when sleeping on the affected side.
Did You Injure Your Shoulder in an Accident?
The attorneys at The Law Firm of Ted B. Lyon & Associates offer a free initial consultation to evaluate your shoulder injury case and discuss your options. If you were injured due to the negligence of another person, our lawyers can help you seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages. From our office in Mesquite, we represent injured people throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
What You Should Do After a Shoulder Injury
The most important thing anyone can do after suffering an injury in an accident is to seek medical treatment. If you attempt to tough out your injury, it could get worse. By the time you decide you can't put up with the pain any longer, it may be too late to prove your injury was caused by the accident. The insurance company will claim that you injured your shoulder another way.
The following are examples of common shoulder injuries:
- Broken collarbones: Broken collarbones can heal by themselves, but if the broken ends do not line up correctly, you may need surgery.
- Torn rotator cuffs: If rest and therapy don't lead to improvement, you may need to explore surgical options such as repairing or replacing a torn tendon.
- Dislocated shoulder: If you suffer a severe dislocation, you may suffer a rotator cuff injury. You may also suffer nerve damage or shoulder instability.
The best outcome of any personal injury case is that you recover completely with conservative treatment. However, it's important to make sure the money is there to meet your needs if you need surgery.
We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis.
Contact Our Mesquite Shoulder Injury Lawyers
Call our lawyers at 866-576-3748 or send us an email if you have suffered a shoulder injury in an accident.