Atlanta Rotator Cuff Injuries Lawyer
Rotator cuff injuries can be painful and debilitating. You can injure your rotator cuff in numerous ways, including accidents and falls. If another party caused your rotator cuff injury, you could be entitled to compensation for your injury and damages.
The Atlanta rotator cuff injuries lawyer of Hasner Law PC can help you file a personal injury claim. Our legal team has over 80 years of combined experience assisting individuals injured because of another party’s negligence or wrongdoing. We represent individuals throughout the greater Atlanta, GA metro area.
How Hasner Law PC Can Help After a Rotator Cuff Injury in Atlanta
Injuries caused by negligence and wrongdoing can disrupt your life for months or even years. Some accident victims sustain permanent injuries that impact the rest of their lives. Recovering maximum compensation for your injury case is crucial for your future care and wellbeing.
Our Atlanta personal injury attorneys are passionate about helping accident victims. We are dedicated and work diligently to get you the money you deserve.
When you hire our legal team at Hasner Law PC, you can expect us to:
- Use all our resources, skills, and experience developed over decades of experience to represent your best interests
- Develop an effective attorney-client relationship
- Investigate your personal injury case to identify the parties responsible for your injuries
- Gather evidence to prove the other party is liable for your financial losses and other damages
- Work with you and your doctor to document the extent of your injuries and damages
- File all insurance claims and lawsuits necessary to protect your right to compensation for damages
- Negotiate for the maximum amount to settle your injury claim
- Aggressively advocate for you in court, if a lawsuit is necessary
Please reach out to our law office to discuss your case with an experienced Atlanta rotator cuff injury lawyer. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.
What is a Rotator Cuff Injury?
Your shoulder forms a ball and socket where it meets the humerus bone (arm bone). There are four muscles that hold the humerus in the socket and stabilize the shoulder. These muscles make up the rotator cuff.
A rotator cuff injury is when damage occurs to the muscles and tendons that make up the rotator cuff. Injury to the rotator cuff ranges from mild strains and inflammation to a rotator cuff tear.
A rotator cuff tear happens when a tendon completely detaches from the arm bone. The tear can be partial or complete. It is a severe injury that needs medical attention.
What Are Common Causes of Rotator Cuff Injuries?
A shoulder injury, including a rotator cuff injury, is a common reason for filing a workers’ compensation claim. That is because the shoulder joint is one of the most often used joints in the body. Therefore, it is prone to injury from repetitive use.
However, rotator cuff injuries are also common in personal injury claims. You can injure your shoulder socket and rotator cuff in a car accident from direct impact to the shoulder. You can also sustain a torn rotator cuff if you put out your hands to brace yourself from slips or falls.
What are the Symptoms and Signs of a Rotator Cuff Injury?
The most common symptom of a rotator cuff injury is pain in the upper arm and shoulder. The pain intensifies when you reach your arm up or out. You might also experience dull, aching shoulder pain, especially at night.
Significant rotator cuff tears can also cause weakness in your shoulder. You may have trouble lifting objects or holding your arm out to one side.
A doctor generally begins a diagnosis by performing a physical examination. The doctor may also conduct further testing if you exhibit marked weakness, limited range of motion, or extensive pain. An MRI can confirm the doctor’s diagnosis of a rotator cuff injury.
What is the Treatment for a Rotator Cuff Injury?
The treatment plan your doctor prescribes depends on the severity of your injury. In many cases, a doctor may prescribe anti-inflammatory medications, rest, and ice/heat packs. The doctor might also refer you for physical therapy.
In cases of a complete rotator cuff tear, you may need shoulder surgery to repair the damage. Shoulder surgery can result in substantial medical expenses, lost wages, and other financial losses. You are likely to experience pain and discomfort.
In traumatic cases, a person could sustain permanent impairments from a rotator cuff injury.
Who is Liable for My Rotator Cuff Injury?
If another party caused your shoulder injury, you might be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, income losses, and non-economic damages. The types of damages and the value of your claim depend on the facts of your case. However, you must prove the other party caused your injury through a negligence suit to recover damages.
Georgia’s statute of limitations only gives you two years to file most personal injury suits before you lose your right to compensation.
Our Atlanta personal injury lawyers are ready to fight for your right to a fair settlement for your injury claim. We handle everything related to your injury claim from the accident investigation through filing a lawsuit, if necessary.
The insurance company for the other party may downplay your injury. It may try to convince you to settle your claim for a small amount. It is not in your best interest to agree to a settlement until you discuss your case with an experienced injury attorney.
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Please contact our law office to schedule a free consultation with our personal injury attorneys in Atlanta. Our personal injury lawyers are passionate about helping injured parties receive the money they deserve.