Was Your Shoulder Seriously Injured in a Car Accident?

A shoulder injury as the result of a car accident is often very difficult to resolve. The shoulder is the most mobile of all the joints in the human body, but this range of motion makes the shoulder particularly prone to serious injuries. Many shoulder injuries require one or more surgeries, a long period of rehabilitation therapy, and the victim may never regain a full range of motion or live completely free from pain.

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When Another Party Was at Fault

If another party was responsible for the car accident, it is important that the right legal actions are taken in order to recover full compensation. The damages the New York car accident injury lawyers at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP can help you pursue after a serious shoulder injury from a car crash can include:

  • Costs of medical care
  • Rehabilitation therapy costs
  • Transportation costs
  • Medication costs
  • Surgical costs
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning potential
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of quality of life

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Types of Serious Shoulder Injuries

The shoulder can be seriously damaged in a car accident. Many areas of the shoulder joint could be affected, including displacing the clavicle (collar bone). A broken and displaced clavicle has a high rate of neurovascular (nerves and blood vessels) and intrathoracic (located or occurring within the thorax, the structure within the human chest) damage, that will require emergency surgery. Severe shoulder dislocations are capable of creating further damage within the shoulder area, and are difficult to successfully treat.

Recovery time is long and grueling, and the injured person may never have a full range of motion. Subsequent dislocations become much more likely, creating even more problems. Rotator cuff tears and shoulder joint dislocations are also common in car accident cases, and often require surgery and extensive rehabilitation in an effort to resolve pain and restore motion for the patient. Our firm takes on cases of serious shoulder injuries that are the result of the actions of a negligent driver. New York has its share of drivers that operate their vehicles in an unsafe or aggressive manner, speeding through lights, making unsafe turns, driving drunk or under the influence of drugs, texting while driving, or engaging in other negligent driving behavior.

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Settlements and Verdicts for Severe Shoulder Injuries

The value of a personal injury claim associated with shoulder injuries can only be determined on an individual, case-by-case basis. The long term impact upon the life of the victim will vary, based upon the profession, the long term prognosis, any permanent damage, ongoing pain, reduced range of motion, and other factors. For a serious shoulder injury, our legal team will pursue a high value claim; the ramifications of the injuries could last for years, or even for the rest of your life.

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Legal Help in New York City

We urge you to call our firm and speak with one of our NY car accident attorneys about your case. You can be completely confident in our powerful and talented litigation team, and in our ability to aggressively pursue the maximum possible in your case. Call today for help. We can be reached at (212) 986-7353.

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Additional Information

Our Car Accident Case Results

$8.3 Million - New York State Record-Setting Verdict for Single Level Cervical Discectomy

Pursuant to the New York Jury Verdict Reporter, WRSH partner Frank J. Lombardo obtained the highest recorded verdict in the State of New York for a single level cervical discectomy.

Frank Lombardo

$6.2 Million - Intersection Accident

Andrea V. Borden was able to obtain a jury verdict in the amount of $6.2 million on behalf of our client, a 60-year-old Brooklyn woman involved in a motor vehicle accident.

Andrea Borden

$5.5 Million - New York Motor Vehicle Accident

WRSH partner Bryce Moses obtained a verdict in the amount of $5,500,000 for our client who was exiting the Staten Island Expressway when her motor vehicle was struck by a Con Edison van.

Bryce Moses

$4.9 Million - NY Car Accident Injury

Our client, a man in his 30s, was standing next to the rear of a truck while working as an assistant mover, when the defendant driver struck a middle car in the rear and propelled it into our client.

Philip Russotti

$3.5 Million - Young Woman Run Over By Garbage Truck

Bryce Moses represented a young woman who was run over by a garbage truck in Brooklyn that shattered her ankle in three places.

Bryce Moses

$3.3 Million - Client Struck By Van While On a Scooter

Partner Jason Rubin obtained a large settlement for a man who was injured after being struck by a van while on a scooter.

Jason Rubin

$3 Million - NY Motor Vehicle Accident

Joseph Stoduto and Cliff Shapiro were able to obtain a settlement in the amount of $3,000,000 on behalf of a forty-five year old man from Queens who suffered injuries to his neck and lower back in a crash.

Joseph Stoduto, Clifford Shapiro

$2.9 Million - NY Access-A-Ride Van Accident

WRSH attorney settled the case of our client who was hit by an Access-A-Ride van after mediation and before trial for $2.9 million dollars.

Joseph Stoduto

$2.8 Million - Three Car Auto Accident in NY

WRSH Partner obtained a $2.8 million settlement during trial for our client who was involved in a 3 car accident. The plaintiff was struck twice from behind in a rear-end collision involving two vehicles.

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$2.75 Million - NY Intersection Car Accident

Phil Russotti and Kenneth Halperin obtained a settlement for our client in the amount of $2,750,000, in this case in which the plaintiff's motor vehicle was struck in the rear.

Philip Russotti, Kenneth Halperin

$2.75 Million - Rear-end Van Accident in Queens

Douglas Milch obtained a large settlement for a group of individuals injured in a van accident in Queens on the Grand Central Parkway.

Douglas Milch

$2.5 Million - Auto vs. Pedestrian Accident in New York

Phil Russotti obtained a 2.5 million dollar settlement for a 57 year old man who was struck by a car while walking his dog on the side of a roadway that did not have sidewalks.

Philip Russotti

$2.5 Million - New York Motor Vehicle Accident

Kenneth Halperin obtained a combined settlement in the amount of $2,500,000 for a 66 year old woman and her 32 year old daughter who were injured in a motor vehicle accident.

Kenneth Halperin

$2.5 Million - Man Struck By Car Walking Dog

Phil Russotti obtained a 2.5 million dollar settlement for a 57 year old man who was struck by a car while walking his dog on the side of a roadway that did not have sidewalks.

Philip Russotti

$2.281 Million - Van Rear-Ended by Tractor-Trailer

William Hepner obtained a substantial settlement at mediation for a girl who was 8 years old when the van she was in was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer carrying a load of fuel.

William Hepner

$2.25 Million - Permanent Injuries from Rear-end Accident In The Bronx

Paul Cordella recently settled a case for a client who sustained permanent neck and back injuries after being rear-ended in the Bronx.

Paul Cordella

$2 Million - Intersection Accident in Brooklyn

WRSH attorneys Joseph Stoduto and Andrea Borden were able to obtain a recovery after trial in the amount of $2,000,000 on behalf of our client, a 60-year-old housekeeper from Kings County.

Joseph Stoduto

$2 Million - NY Rear-End Accident

WRSH attorneys Joseph Stoduto and Kenneth Halperin were able to obtain a settlement in the amount of $2,000,000 on behalf of our client, a 40-year-old woman from Kings County.

Joseph Stoduto, Kenneth Halperin

$2 Million - New York Rear-End Collision

WRSH attorneys Joseph Stoduto and Kenneth Halperin were able to obtain a settlement in the amount of $2,000,000 on behalf of our client, a 45-year-old man from Queens County.

Joseph Stoduto, Kenneth Halperin

$2 Million - Rear-Ended by a School Bus

WRSH attorneys Joseph Stoduto, Bryce Moses, and Nicole Gill were able to obtain a settlement in the amount of $2,000,000 on behalf of our client, a 50-year-old woman from Kings County.

Joseph Stoduto, Bryce Moses, Nicole Gill

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