What Is the Average Settlement for a Rotator Cuff Car Accident Injury?

If you sustained a serious shoulder injury in a Florida car accident, you might be facing the prospect of rotator cuff surgery. A rotator cuff injury can cause extreme pain and require extensive rehab and recovery time. If the actions of another person caused your accident and injuries, you deserve compensation for your losses.

Due to the nature of severe shoulder injuries, rotator cuff settlements can be substantial. Although it is difficult to estimate an average settlement for a shoulder injury, a car accident lawyer can help determine the value of your case.

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Contact one of the experienced Florida car accident lawyers of Abrahamson & Uiterwyk today to learn more.

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ROTATOR CUFF TEAR CAR ACCIDENT SETTLMENT FAQ

What Is the Rotator Cuff?

This term describes a collection of tendons, cartilage, and muscles that surround the shoulder. These tissues support and stabilize the shoulder and keep the head of the humerus (the upper arm bone) correctly situated in its socket.

More importantly, the rotator cuffs allow you to make overhead movements with your arms. Movements such as swimming, shooting a basketball, putting on a hat or reaching for an object on a high shelf wouldn’t be possible without the rotator cuff.

 
 

ROTATOR CUFF TEAR CAR ACCIDENT SETTLMENT FAQ

What Does It Mean to Tear the Rotator Cuff?

This injury typically occurs when one or more of the shoulder tendons detaches from the head of the humerus. Rotator cuff injuries are classified as either partial or complete tears, depending on whether any part of the tendon remains attached to the bone. The tear that occurs is more like a hole in the tendon. The severity increases as more of the tendon becomes damaged.

Tearing a rotator cuff results in extreme pain. In addition, this injury severely impedes your ability to use your arm for lifting, reaching, and other common movements. If you suffer this type of injury, you could lose your ability to perform even the simplest of everyday tasks.

These injuries can occur over time due to overuse. Rotator cuff tears can also happen suddenly, due to trauma from improper or heavy lifting or falling on an outstretched arm. A sudden, traumatic injury is known as an acute tear.

However, some of the most common and painful causes of acute rotator cuff tears are car accidents and other motor vehicle collisions.

 
 

ROTATOR CUFF TEAR CAR ACCIDENT SETTLMENT FAQ

What Are the Most Common Causes of Car Accident-Related Rotator Cuff Tears?

Shoulder injuries are a common result of motor vehicle collisions of all types. Whether you were struck by another passenger vehicle, a bus, commercial truck, or delivery van, you face the risk of injuries such as rotator cuff tears.

In Florida, some of the most common causes of car accidents include:

  • Drunk drivers,
  • Tired drivers,
  • Distracted drivers,
  • Speeding,
  • Failure to yield,
  • Failure to stop, and
  • Failure to obey traffic signals.

Single-car accidents, including rollovers, can also lead to severe injuries. Single-vehicle accidents are often caused by:

  • Obstructions in the roadway,
  • Road construction,
  • Roadway debris,
  • Poor road maintenance,
  • Obstructed views, and
  • Faulty vehicle components.

Whether you had an accident with another vehicle, or another factor caused your car to crash, you have the right to pursue justice. If the actions of another person or party led to your accident, a personal injury attorney can help you recover the compensation you deserve for your damages.

 
 

ROTATOR CUFF TEAR CAR ACCIDENT SETTLMENT FAQ

What Is the Average Rotator Cuff Tear Car Accident Settlement?

Rotator cuff and other shoulder injuries can be complex to diagnose and treat. The prognosis for your recovery depends on the nature of your injury and how severe the tear is. These and other factors have a direct influence on the potential value of your claim.

The unique nature of injury accidents makes it impossible to estimate an average settlement for a rotator cuff injury. Likewise, an online car accident settlement value calculator won’t be able to consider the details of your case or grasp all the damages you suffered as a result of the at-fault party’s negligence.

To determine the approximate value of your rotator cuff car accident claim, contact one of our Florida injury accident lawyers at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk today.

 
 

ROTATOR CUFF TEAR CAR ACCIDENT SETTLMENT FAQ

Will Requiring Rotator Cuff Surgery Affect the Value of My Personal Injury Claim?

Many serious shoulder injuries require surgical repair. Some more fortunate victims can have this repair performed arthroscopically. For this procedure, an orthopedic surgeon makes a minor incision. Through this incision, the surgeon inserts a small camera (scope) and surgical instruments to complete the repairs.

Other accident victims cannot have their injuries repaired using this minimally invasive procedure. In that case, the surgeon must access the shoulder using a large, open incision.

If your injury requires surgical repair, your medical treatment costs will be exponentially higher—and that increases the value of your claim. In addition, surgery often means a long, painful recovery involving physical therapy and rehabilitation. The pain and suffering involved in your recovery can potentially increase your claim’s value.

Finally, if your injury left you with diminished range of motion or other permanent damage, your lawyer can pursue compensation for your disability as a part of your rotator cuff surgery settlement.

 
 

ROTATOR CUFF TEAR CAR ACCIDENT SETTLMENT FAQ

Do I Need a Car Accident Lawyer to Get a Rotator Cuff Injury Settlement?

In Florida, you are not required to have a lawyer to recover a settlement for your injuries. However, rotator cuff settlements pose several challenges. Unless you have a legal background or experience negotiating with insurance companies, you want to consider having an attorney on your side.

When you choose an injury accident attorney from Abrahamson & Uiterwyk to assist you, you will benefit from our 30+ years of experience. We have assisted more than 20,000 clients, recovering more than $300 million in settlements and jury verdicts.

We treat every client as though they were our only client. This highly personalized level of attention and care allows you to focus on your health and recovery. We handle every aspect of your case and fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

 
 

ROTATOR CUFF TEAR CAR ACCIDENT SETTLMENT FAQ

What Are Some Examples of Rotator Cuff Settlements that Abrahamson & Uiterwyk Has Achieved?

If you take a moment to browse our past settlements and verdicts, you will see just how committed we are to getting justice for our clients. Although other cases and results have no direct bearing on the outcome of your case, our past achievements are proof that we know how to get the job done.

  • $1,529,282 jury verdict, Lee County FL, rotator cuff injury requiring surgery
  • $1,008,258 settlement, Manatee County FL, car accident shoulder injury
  • $525,000 settlement, Pinellas County FL, rear-end collision shoulder surgery

Contact our office today to learn more about how we can help you pursue compensation for your car accident shoulder injury case.

 
 

Contact a Florida Car Accident Attorney Today for Assistance

If you were wrongly injured by the actions of another party, you deserve justice and fair compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial damages. You should not have to fight this battle alone.

When you need aggressive legal representation from experienced and compassionate personal injury lawyers, call on Abrahamson & Uiterwyk. We offer a free consultation and case review for Florida car accident victims. To discuss your rotator cuff car accident settlement options, contact us today

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