Shoulder Injury Explained
Many types of accidents can result in a shoulder injury, particularly if the shoulder is hit with great force such as in a car accident or a slip and fall accident. No matter the type of accident that caused your injury, it is likely extremely painful. Additionally, because you use your arm so much in your day to day activities, a should injury can be very disruptive in your life. If you or someone you have has sustained a shoulder injury in an accident, it is important to speak to an experienced Woodland Hills shoulder injury lawyer who can assist you in getting financial compensation for your injury.Shoulder Injury Accidents
As previously mentioned, a shoulder injury can be the result of many different accidents including:
- Car collision
- Truck accident
- Motorcycle crash
- Bicycle crash
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and fall premises liability incident
Our shoulder injury attorneys have resolved thousands of serious personal injury cases, including many that resulted in shoulder injuries, and have been successful in recovering millions of dollars for our clients.The Importance of the Shoulder
The shoulder is a part of the human body that is very important for the mobility and range of motion of the arms. The shoulder is made up of three bones that include the Scapula, Clavicle and the Humerus. It also contains and works with muscles, tendons and ligaments. These muscles and ligaments make the shoulder one of the most flexible joints in the human body. However, though this is a strength of the shoulder, it also makes it prone to injury.
The shoulder is essential for many everyday actions such as pulling, pushing and lifting. The cartilage and three different joints in the shoulder allow for functions include rotating the arm, raising it behind and in front of the torso, and making the shoulder move in a complete 360 degree motion. When any of these essential parts of a shoulder is harmed, it can limit or even prevent an individual from preforming these actions.Types of Shoulder Injuries
Injuries to the shoulder from personal injury accidents can include the following:
Clavicle Fractures- Trauma to the shoulder (may be caused by a fall, auto collision or other impact). Sport activities can also be a cause of clavicle injuries resulting in fractures;
Humerus Fractures- Fracture resulting from falling often with a stretched out arm;
Soft Tissue Injuries- May also result from a car accident or fall, causing ligaments to be separated or detached.
General shoulder pain, bruising or pulled ligaments, is also a frequent problem and a common reason for medical visits.
Shoulder injury symptoms include the following:
- Severe pain
- Shoulder swelling
- Shoulder stiffness
- Numbness of the hand or arm
Should you experience any of these shoulder injury symptoms, it is important to see your doctor as soon as possible. You will also want to talk to one of the skilled Southern California personal injury attorneys at our office who can help make sure you get the medical care you need, and the compensation you deserve for the harm caused by your shoulder injury. Please contact us now for a FREE consultation! There is NO fee on injury claims until you WIN, so reach out today by calling 1-866-465-8792 or contact us online to see how we can help!