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Virginia shoulder injury attorneys

Helping you get the resources you need to heal after a shoulder injury

Your shoulder is a complex structure that provides your arm with an impressive range of motion. When your shoulder is damaged in an accident, your daily activities may become extremely painful.

A shoulder injury can dramatically reduce your quality of life, and it can also impact your work, requiring you to take time away or to work less. Chronic shoulder pain may even force you to seek a new type of job or stop working altogether.

If your shoulder injury was caused by somebody’s careless behavior, contact a Virginia orthopedic injury lawyer at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys right away by calling (804) 413-6777. We file a claim to help you recover your medical costs and other expenses, including time missed from work and lifestyle changes.

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What types of accidents cause shoulder injuries?

Three major bones come together at your shoulder, the clavicle, the scapula, and the humerus. Your shoulder includes a ball and socket, allowing your arms to move in several different directions. The rotator cuff is a group of muscles that attach the humerus to the shoulder blade, helping you lift and rotate your arm.

Your shoulder is held together by a complex array of muscles, ligaments, and tendons. The physical impact of a fall, car crash, and other forms of blunt force trauma can severely damage your shoulder.

Accidents that cause shoulder injuries include:

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What are the symptoms of a severe shoulder injury?

When your shoulder is injured, everyday activities such as walking, driving, or lifting and carrying objects become painful, and it may be difficult to sleep. Symptoms of a shoulder injury include:

  • Swelling
  • Aching
  • Soreness
  • Your shoulder looks deformed
  • Clicking or popping noise
  • Bruising and discoloration
  • Lack of arm strength
  • Intense pain when you move your arm

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How can you get an accurate diagnosis?

It’s important to see a doctor right away if you’ve been injured in an accident. Shoulder injuries may grow worse over time, and starting treatment as soon as possible can help.

Your doctor should thoroughly examine you, and you may be referred to an orthopedist, who focuses on injuries affecting the musculoskeletal system.

Diagnosing shoulder injuries requires advanced imaging technology which may include X-rays, MRI scans, CT scans, or electromyography (EMG).

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What are the most common types of shoulder injuries?

Shoulder injuries caused by a crash or other types of trauma include:

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Dislocation
  • Bone spurs
  • Fractures
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Shoulder separation
  • Nerve injury
  • Torn rotator cuff tendons

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How can a Virginia orthopedic injury attorney help?

A car accident or a fall may cause several different types of injuries. In addition to a shoulder injury, you may also be facing broken bones, neck and back pain, or whiplash.

Insurance companies can improve their profits by denying claims and minimizing injuries. In many cases, an insurance adjuster may state that your shoulder injury is an underlying condition that wasn’t caused by the accident.

At GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, we’ve been dealing with all types of insurance adjusters for many years. We’ll make sure you see the right medical specialist to get an accurate diagnosis of all your injuries caused by an accident.

Our team will investigate your accident and file a claim against anyone whose negligent behavior contributed to your injuries.

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What types of costs may be recovered following a shoulder injury?

A personal injury claim for a shoulder injury will include the following types of damages:

  • Current and future medical bills
  • Loss of income
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Medication
  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical devices
  • Physical therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Reduced enjoyment of life

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We don’t get paid until you do

At GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, we consider it a calling to help our friends and neighbors in Virginia. If you were harmed by someone else’s careless behavior, they or their insurance company should pay for it.

Call (804) 413-6777 to learn more today in a free consultation with no obligation. Thanks to our Zero Fee Guarantee, you won’t owe us anything unless we win you a settlement.

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