Arm and shoulder injuries can result from many different types of car accidents. It’s perfectly natural to brace yourself in a car crash or to stick out your arm to break a fall. As a result, your wrist, elbow or shoulder can bear the brunt of the injury.
There are many different types of arm and shoulder injuries. Some can result in a few weeks of discomfort before they heal, others can result in permanent impairment or long term disabilities.
For example, injuries to ligaments that connect one bone to another can lead to shoulder separations and loss of stability of the joint. A torn rotator cuff can lead to shoulder weakness that can affect your work and your ability to do the things you enjoy. A wrist or elbow injury can lead to chronic tendinitis.
Any time you suffer an arm or shoulder injury, it’s important to seek proper medical care and to follow the treatment recommendations of your doctor. While symptoms of your injuries may not be present immediately after the car accident, if you fail to seek treatment or fail to follow up on your doctor’s treatment plan, the insurance company will not take your personal injury claim seriously.
We also recommend keeping a diary of your recovery and what you can and cannot do, note how the injury has affected you. The best outcome in any personal injury case is a full recovery of your health and your life. If the injury results in ongoing discomfort and loss of function, our injury lawyers will hold the insurance company of the at-fault party responsible for the damages you have suffered.
Questions About Who Pays for Your Medical Bills after Your Accident?
Have you or a loved one been severely hurt in a car accident and are now concerned about your medical bills? Contact the Hancock Injury Attorneys at 813-915-1110 for your free case evaluation. Our phones are answered 24/7/365.