Miami Shoulder Injuries Lawyer
PERAZZO LAW SERVES ACCIDENT VICTIMS THAT SUFFER SHOULDER INJURIES IN CAR ACCIDENTS
Were you, a friend or loved-one suffer a shoulder injury in a car accident, either as a a driver or a passenger in Miami? If so, the Perazzo Law Firm shares valuable insight for dealing with shoulder injuries in car accidents. Shoulder injuries as a result of a car accident can affect the driver as well as passengers. Even though seat belts prevent drivers and passengers from suffering severe head injury, many times they do not fully protect car accident victims from suffering shoulder injuries, especially when there is a collision that takes place at high speeds or involves larger vehicles such as SUVs and trucks. A head-on collision can cause the body to jerk forward and put a lot of pressure on the upper body as a result of the seat-belt preventing the accident victim's body from being propelled out the front windshield. When this happens, the upper body, especially the shoulders absorb most of the impact. This can sometimes lead to a broken shoulder, collarbone, or clavicle. A broken shoulder, collarbone or clavicle from a car accident can have a serious impact on the accident victim's physical well-being as most often the injury will require medical attention that can include surgery and rehabilitation. Shoulder injury can occur when the tendons that cover the shoulder joint are torn or overstretched as a result of the impact from a car accident. Car accidents that lead to a broken shoulder can involve one or both of the two bones located in the shoulder; the scapula or the humerus. These bones connect to the collar bone, which can most often suffer a break as a result of severe impact in a car accident.
Legal Aspects involved with Shoulder Injuries from a Car Accident in Miami
A shoulder injury that involves torn ligaments and/or broken bones, will require medical treatment through surgery and rehabilitation. Doctor fees and hospital bills can run into the tens of thousands, not including the shoulder injury accident victim's lost wages and physical and mental agony that comes with rehabilitation from a shoulder injury in a car accident. Perazzo Law fights to make sure that their personal injury clients get the money they deserve for their losses by filing an insurance claim for compensation from the insurance provider of those at fault. All Florida registered motor vehicle owners are bound by law to carry PIP (Personal Injury Protection) coverage to compensate accident victims for up to $10,000. See Insurance Policies in Florida.
Shoulder surgery from a car accident can result in surgery when the shoulder area suffers a fracture caused by impact with another moving vehicle or solid object. The medical expenses for arthroscopic shoulder surgery varies according to severity of the injury. The average cost for an inpatient shoulder surgery case is approximately $27,000. Outpatient arthroscopic surgery to repair a shoulder injury from a car accident can cost anywhere between $16,000-$18,000. Following a car accident that leads to shoulder injury, Perazzo Law urges victims to keep all medical records concerning any treatment received. Shoulder injuries can include the clavicle and collarbone, which tend to break if the impact is very severe. Following a car accidents that leads to a shoulder injury, the accident victim may feel a popping or grinding sensation. This may be a direct result of the impact or shoulder injuries suffered in a car accident. Perazzo Law urges accident victims to check with a doctor in the event of shoulder pain as there may be internal inflammation or damage. Tendons may swell after a car accident and cause pain. This pain may be caused by a torn rotator cuff, labral, or bicep muscle. Following shoulder surgery, the car accident victim will most probably need assistance to carry-out everyday tasks as the shoulder will most likely be in a sling for at least 4 weeks with rehabilitation for over a month. Car accident victims that suffer a broken clavicle can expect medical treatment to range from $500-$1000 for a minor break. More serious clavicle breaks can cost as much as $20,000. Rehabilitation following shoulder injuries are a huge part of the losses suffered by car accident victims. Perazzo Law recommends seeking legal advice in the event that the car accident victims, be it the driver or the passenger, was not at fault for the accident. An accident claim for compensation can be presented by one of the Perazzo Law Car Accident attorneys in Miami.
Perazzo Law Shares Advice Following a Car Accident in Miami
-Do not give a statement.
-Do not move or let anyone move you, or your car, unless there is a threat of further injury. Wait for the paramedics and the police.
-Seek medical care and give a complete description of all injuries immediately following the car accident.
- If no injuries are evident, take pictures of all damage to the vehicles involved in the car accident (and photograph the VIN and license plate for identification)
- Take pictures of injuries (all cuts, bruises, wounds, burns or other injuries no matter how small as the insurance company may dispute that a specific part of the body was injured or affected by the accident later on.
- Gather all of the automobile insurance policies in your household and Group Health Insurance information to assist with the processing of payment for your treatment and lost wages while your claim against the negligent party is ongoing.
- Notify your insurance company of the accident (your auto insurance policy requires that you contact them immediately after the accident and failure to do so may jeopardize your coverage).
- Visit your family doctor for a follow-up.
- Contact the Perazzo Law Firm as soon as possible.
If you, a friend or loved-one has suffered a shoulder injury in a car accident, Perazzo Law urges you to contact our Miami or North Miami Beach Law offices ONLINE for a FREE initial consultation. Perazzo Law offers its personal injury clients ZERO out of pocket legal representation on a NO WIN, NO FEES basis.
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