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Compensation for Shoulder Injuries in Car Accidents

by | Jan 15, 2018 | Car Accidents, Personal Injury |

Although shoulder injuries are rarely life-threatening, they can be disabling. Treatment and recovery can prevent you from working and performing the daily tasks of life for months. You may require surgery to repair your injury and it is not uncommon for shoulder injuries to be sustained along with other serious injuries in motor vehicle accidents, making recovery longer and more difficult. You need full compensation for your car accident shoulder injury. In Shreveport, Louisiana, the Law Offices of J. Ransdell Keene can help.

Damages in Shoulder Injury Claims

The compensation you can receive for your shoulder injury will depend on many factors including the type of treatment required, whether you have suffered permanent disability, and how that disability affects your ability to earn a living. In some cases, a shoulder injury can end your career. If you are able to return to your job or a similar job, you may be limited in the type of duties you can perform, reducing your earning capacity.

If you have suffered a shoulder injury in a car accident, you may be able to recover economic and non-economic damages including:

  • Existing and future medical expenses
  • Existing and future lost income
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Mental pain and suffering
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Los of consortium

Medical expenses in shoulder injury claims can include:

  • Emergency medical treatment
  • Hospitalization
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Surgery
  • Ongoing follow ups
  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic treatment
  • Medications
  • Medical treatment for complications of shoulder surgery
  • Physical therapy and procedures to treat secondary conditions such as frozen shoulder

If you have suffered a shoulder injury in a Shreveport car accident, the Law Offices of J. Ransdell Keene can help you and your family recover the compensation you need. Please call us today at 800-597-9247 or contact us online right away.