If you are experiencing pain in your shoulder after an accident, you may have suffered a rotator cuff injury. It's important to seek medical help promptly and to follow up with the treatment your doctor recommends. You should also speak with an experienced personal injury attorney to learn about your rights.
At Cavanagh Law Group, our lawyers are strong advocates for the injured in Chicago and throughout Illinois. If your shoulder injury was caused by the negligence of another party, our lawyers will work tirelessly to help you get the medical care and compensation you deserve.
Contact us today for a free case evaluation if you have suffered a shoulder injury in an accident. We want to help you get the medical care and compensation you deserve.
Causes of Shoulder Injuries
Shoulder injuries are common in auto accidents. Sometimes the injury occurs when the victim braces his or her arms against the steering wheel or dashboard in the moments before an accident. The same type of injury can occur when a person braces himself or herself in a fall. Injury may also result from a direct blow to the shoulder.
If you are experiencing soreness in your shoulder, you should not assume that the pain will go away after a few days. Sometimes pain is a sign of a serious injury such as damage to your rotator cuff. The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that hold the shoulder joint together. While some rotator cuff injuries get better with time, others may result in permanent impairment.
It's important not to accept any insurance company offer until you know how the shoulder injury will affect your life. For example, if your job involves lifting objects over your head, your earnings may be affected. A torn rotator cuff can also affect your ability to do the things you enjoy such as sports activities.
Contact Our Cook County Arm and Shoulder Injuries Lawyers
For more information about how to protect your rights after an accident, contact our Chicago shoulder injury attorneys at 312-425-1900 or by e-mail.