New York Shoulder Injury and Accident Attorneys
The shoulders are the most flexible and most movable joints in the body but are also among the most unstable joints in the body. This instability can lead to many different types of shoulder injuries, including sprains, strains, rotator cuff problems and others. In car, truck and other accidents, shoulder injuries can occur quite often. Seat belts, which are very valuable for saving passengers from being ejected from vehicles, can also cause fractures and other shoulder injuries.
These injuries can require a substantial amount of treatment and physical therapy. At the law firm of Friedman, Hirschen & Miller, LLP, our personal injury lawyers have helped many clients throughout the state of New York obtain the compensation they need for shoulder injuries. Located in Albany, our firm has the experience and legal knowledge to help you find the medical treatment that is necessary to overcome your injuries, return to work and begin taking part in normal, everyday activities.
If you have suffered a shoulder injury in an accident, contact us at Friedman, Hirschen & Miller, LLP and speak with an attorney about your injury at no cost.
Types of Shoulder Injuries
According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, over 10 million people go to the doctor's office or to an orthopedic specialist every year for a shoulder problem. Our shoulders are used in so many of our daily activities that many of these injuries are caused naturally. In other situations, however, they are caused in accidents or by the negligence of another party.
The most common shoulder injuries include:
- Bruises to shoulder muscles
- Shoulder sprains and strains
- Nerve injuries
- Shoulder separation
- Rotator cuff tears
- Broken bones
- Dislocation or subluxation
Some shoulder injuries can have latent symptoms or mild symptoms that do not seem to require medical attention. These injuries may grow over time, however, and catching them early on is the best way to prevent a chronic condition from developing.
Contact Us to Learn More About Shoulder Injuries
A shoulder injury can have a lasting impact on your ability to work and live normally without pain. If you have suffered a shoulder injury in an accident or as the result of another party's negligence, you need experienced representation from an attorney at Friedman, Hirschen & Miller, LLP.
Contact us to schedule an appointment for a free initial consultation. We take cases on a contingency basis. Call us in Albany, New York at 518-480-2151.