Our shoulder injury lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. frequently represent clients who have suffered a serious injury to the shoulder from a Michigan car accident. These serious injuries are both painful and disabling. Many of these injuries are life altering for both the accident victim and the supporting family.
Types of Shoulder Injuries
The shoulder joint is composed of three bones: the clavicle (collarbone), the scapula (shoulder blade), and the humerus (upper arm bone). The shoulders are the most movable joints in your body. To remain in a stable or normal position, the shoulder must be anchored by muscles, tendons and ligaments. Because the shoulder can be unstable, it is the site of many common problems. They include sprains, strains, dislocations, separations, tendonitis, bursitis, torn rotator cuffs, frozen shoulder, fractures and arthritis.
Many surgeons attempt to treat a shoulder injury with conservative methods, like physical therapy and even rest. When this treatment does to reduce pain or alleviate the symptoms, it is often necessary to perform shoulder surgery. One frequent surgery is for a torn rotator cuff and the recovery from this surgery can be long and painful.
Treatment for these injuries can often reduce pain and help increase activity, but many times the accident victim is unable to return to work at or all or misses substantial time from work after a shoulder surgery. There is also often a need for assistance around the home during the period of recovery and assistance with activities of daily living.
Claims and Benefits for a Shoulder Injury
Under Michigan law, a car accident victim who suffers a shoulder injury in an auto accident in Michigan is entitled to several types of insurance benefits. The first claim is for Michigan no-fault insurance benefits, otherwise known as First Party or PIP benefits. These include payment of medical bills, lost wages, attendant care services, replacement and household services, and other benefits. They also include the cost of cognitive rehabilitation and training. These benefits can be substantial and many of them last for the lifetime of the injury victim.
Best Michigan Lawyers for Shoulder Injury Cases
It is essential that the shoulder injury victim choose a top-rated accident lawyer to represent them in their claims. The attorney must have specialized knowledge of the medical issues involving shoulder injuries and as well as thorough understanding of the Michigan laws that can be utilized to obtain the best possible compensation for the injury, as well as battling the insurance company to pay all benefits due and owing under the No-Fault insurance laws.
Our Michigan lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. have obtained significant shoulder injury settlements. For more information after a shoulder injury in a Michigan car accident, call our office now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced shoulder injury attorneys.