Shoulder injuries can be very painful, and they can be permanently debilitating. Some can be successfully repaired while others cannot, and some treatments only provide temporary relief and restoration of function that will later fail and require further treatment. Obviously, a shoulder injury can end your career or make it impossible to earn at the level you were earning before your accident. If your shoulder injuries were the result of someone else’s negligence, you can recover compensation to pay for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering and diminished quality of life. Please, talk to an experienced Oregon personal injury attorney today.
Types of Shoulder Injuries Seen in Car Crashes
Shoulder injuries are among the many devastating injuries suffered by car crash survivors. It is not unusual to suffer multiple types of injuries in a single crash, and shoulder injuries when incurred along with life-threatening injuries, may not initially get proper attention from doctors or crash victims. However, the impact of shoulder injuries can be lifelong.
Examples of shoulder injuries which can be caused by car accidents include:
- Fractured collar bone (clavicle), shoulder blade (scapula), or upper arm bone (humerus)
- Separated shoulder – tear of the ligaments connecting the collarbone to the AV joint
- Dislocated shoulder – upper arm bone is forced partly or completely out of its socket
- Rotator cuff tear – partial or complete tear of one or more of the muscles and tendons that hold your shoulder in place
- Shoulder impingement – inflammation of the rotator cuff muscles and tendons causing them to rub against the bones
- SLAP tear – tear of the labrum which is the ring of cartilage that surrounds the shoulder socket
- Bursitis – inflammation of the fluid-filled bag that cushions and lubricates the joint
- Frozen shoulder – thickening, stiffening and formation of scar tissue of the shoulder capsule, often as a result of immobility during recovery from the initial shoulder injury
- Shoulder instability – caused by misalignment of the shoulder joints
If you have suffered shoulder injuries in an Oregon car crash, you need full and fair compensation. Call the Law Office of J. Clay McCaslin at 503-239-1910 right away or contact us online to discuss your case.