Florida Motor Vehicle Accident Claims: Shoulder Injuries
Shoulder injuries are some of the most popular complaints victims have after being involved in a motor vehicle accident. These injuries may require lengthy medical treatment, such as physical therapy, surgeries, and other procedures. Fortunately, Florida law provides that those who are injured through no fault of their own in a car accident may be entitled to compensation.
Types of shoulder injuries
There are many different types of shoulder injuries that may occur during an accident. These include:
- Bruising and contusions
- Torn ligaments or tendons
- Whiplash injuries
- Rotator cuff tears
Other types of injuries are also possible. In some cases, as the shoulder injury heals, the accident victim is unable to move the arm. This may result in a condition called frozen shoulder, which results in stiffness and a decrease in the range of motion in the shoulder. Frozen shoulder requires additional treatment.
Damages in a Florida car accident claim
If you have suffered a shoulder injury after being involved in a car accident, you may be entitled to a variety of damages, like:
- Physical therapy bills
- Chiropractor bills
- Doctor’s office bills
- Prescription bills
- Surgery and anesthesia bills
- Medical equipment costs (such as slings)
- The estimated cost of future medical care
- Lost wages
- Loss of employment benefits
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
Your Florida personal injury attorney will ensure that all of the damages you are entitled to—which may include damages in addition to those listed above—are pursued in your case.
There is a limited amount of time to pursue a personal injury claim in Florida. Therefore, if you have been injured, it is best to seek advice from a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Otherwise, you risk losing the right to pursue your claim.