If you have suffered a shoulder injury in an accident due to a third party’s recklessness or negligence, it is critical that you hire a personal injury attorney with a track record of success and the connections to help you heal and maximize your financial compensation.
Mullen & Mullen Law Firm has significant experience in handling shoulder injury cases. We routinely assist clients in obtaining the necessary medical care they require following a spinal injury at no up-front cost – even if they don’t have health insurance.
We maintain strong relationships with medical specialists and our clients have access to MRI’s, X-Rays, CT scans, and state of the art diagnostics and treatment options at no up-front cost.
Shoulder Injury Settlements & Verdicts
$125,000 Settlement for Shoulder Injury in Dallas, TX
$125,000 settlement for shoulder injury in Dallas, TX fall accident by attorney at over 3x times the incurred medical bills.
$52,500 Settlement for Shoulder Injury in Denton, TX
$52,500 settlement for shoulder injury in Denton, TX car wreck caused by drunk driver who fled scene by attorney at Mullen & Mullen.
$45,500 Settlement for AC Joint Separation in Carrollton, TX
$45,500 settlement for AC Joint Separation injury in Carrollton, TX car wreck by attorney for client with medical bills that were under $5k.
$30,000 Settlement for Shoulder Injury in Arlington, TX
$30,000 policy limit settlement for shoulder injury in Arlington, TX car wreck by attorney for client hit by uninsured motorist.
About Shoulder Injuries
Shoulder injuries are very common in car accidents and slip and falls.
Three bones make up the shoulder: humerus (upper arm bone), scapula (shoulder blade), and clavicle (collar bone). Likewise, three joints comprise the shoulder: sternoclavicular, glenohumeral, and acromioclavicular.
The most common types of shoulder injuries that arise are soft tissue injuries (sprain/strain), dislocations, fractures, tendinitis, impingement, rotator cuff tears, and SLAP tears.
Common symptoms for many of the injuries above include pain, tenderness, stiffness, weakness, crepitus (crackling on movement), swelling, and tingling.
Shoulder injuries are usually first diagnosed by patient history and on physical examination. Common tests for shoulder injuries include palpation, abduction, Apley scratch test, Neer’s sign, Hawkins’ test, Speed’s maneuver, and empty can test.
A positive impingement sign will also demonstrate injury to a shoulder. Shoulder injuries are usually confirmed by undergoing an MRI of the shoulder.
A sprain or strain of the shoulder will usually resolve over time. A dislocated shoulder occurs when the upper arm bone known as the humerus moves out of the shoulder joint. This usually results when a substantial force separates the ball joint from the socket (glenoid). This is also referred to as a separated shoulder.
Fractures are synonymous with a broken shoulder. Trauma can lead to a fracture of the glenoid or humerus. Fractures are classified as non-displaced or displaced.
In a non-displaced fracture, the broken pieces remain in close proximity to their usual position and immobilization in a sling while the injury heals is usually recommended. In a displaced fracture surgery is usually necessary.
Tendinitis is irritation or inflammation of a tendon. Impingement occurs when the rotator cuff comes into contact with the acromion. A SLAP tear occurs when the superior labrum – which is attached to the biceps – is damaged. Arthroscopic surgery is often necessary to repair a SLAP tear.
Our personal injury law firm maximizes shoulder injury cases by intensely focusing on the impact said injuries have on our client’s activities of daily living and – when applicable – ability to perform necessary work functions.
We do not hesitate to employ experts when shoulder injuries lead to a permanent loss in residual functional capacity or will eventually lead to loss of earning capacity in the future.
While shoulder injuries don’t seem intense, they’re extremely debilitating when you have one. You may lose your ability to do your job with even a relatively minor shoulder injury, for example.
On the more extreme side, a shoulder injury can lead to the loss of use of an entire side of your body.
Unfortunately, most shoulder injuries, including minor ones, don’t heal easily. Surgery doesn’t instantly make your shoulder better. You may also need to do months of physical therapy. And even after that, you may still have chronic pain and limited use of your shoulder.
Types of shoulder injuries include:
- Rotator cuff tear – This is when the group of muscles and tendons that keep the ball of your arm in your shoulder socket get torn. Repetitive motion typically causes this injury.
- Rotator cuff tendinitis – Repeated overhead work such as that in construction or painting can lead to stiffness or tenderness and eventually loss of strength and sleep problems which characterize this injury.
- SLAP tear – This refers to a tear in the labrum, which is the thin muscle found where your shoulder and arm connect. Pain when lifting or holding your shoulder in specific positions results.
- Dislocated shoulder – This injury occurs when your arm bone pops out of your shoulder blade’s socket. It’s intensely painful and can also cause numbness and tingling down your arm or neck.
- Frozen shoulder – Unlike other shoulder injuries, this one appears slowly over time. Basically, your shoulder loses range of motion and hurts any time you move it.
Just like any other injury you experience, you should see a doctor as soon as you become aware of a shoulder injury. A quick diagnosis helps you recover and get back to normal faster.
If you have suffered a shoulder injury due to another’s recklessness or negligence, contact us for a free consultation.
Receive a discounted contingent attorney fee of 29% of your gross settlement (versus the industry standard 33.3%) if you mention this special offer on first contact.
There is never a fee unless we win, and our attorneys can get you medical care upfront with no out of pocket even if you don’t have health insurance.