NY Car Accident Shoulder Injury Attorneys

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.

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

Types of Serious Shoulder Injuries: Car Accident Cases in NYC

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.

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.

Legal Help in New York City: Car Accidents and Acute Shoulder Injuries

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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If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, it is important to seek legal representation as soon as possible. Contact the New York personal injury attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP today for a FREE, no obligation consultation today:

The Graybar Building
420 Lexington Ave. Suite 2750 New York, NY 10170
Phone: (212) 986-7353 Fax: (212) 953-4308


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