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Car Accident Rotator Cuff Tear Injury Lawsuit Lawyers in Georgia


December 21, 2021

If you or a loved one have sustained a torn rotator cuff injury in a motor vehicle accident caused by the negligence of another driver, you may be able to file a claim to recover monetary compensation under Georgia law.  The attorneys at Montlick Injury Attorneys work hard to recover total compensation for our clients who have incurred medical bills, missed work and suffered other damages related to a crash.  Montlick Injury Attorneys has represented injured clients since 1984.

Call Montlick Injury Attorneys Nationwide, 24/7 at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) to speak with an attorney now with no charge or obligation.  Our Georgia Injury Attorneys are here to listen, understand your situation, and advise you. 

Rotator Cuff Tear Injury Car Crash Claims in Georgia 

Your shoulder is made up of two joints, the acromioclavicular (AC) joint and the glenohumeral (GH) joint.  The glenohumeral joint is located where the glenoid (socket) and the humeral head (ball) come together.  The acromioclavicular joint is located where the scapula and the clavicle come together.  Four muscles make up the shoulder.  These muscles include the infraspinatus, subscapularis, supraspinatus, and the teres minor.  These four muscles work together to stabilize the glenohumeral joint.  Rotator cuff injuries can range from a minor tear to tendinopathy to a total rotator cuff tear.   

Rotator cuff injuries occur in two different ways- degeneration or trauma.  Our law firm has represented clients who suffered shoulder injuries in car crashes, slip and falls, and several other types of accidents.

Signs and Symptoms of a Torn Rotator Cuff

It is crucial that you receive medical treatment as soon as possible after an accident.  Injuries can become more serious if left untreated.  If you or a loved one is experiencing pain or weakness after an accident, seek medical treatment as soon as possible.  The following are a few symptoms of a torn of the rotator cuff from the Cleveland Clinic:

  • Cracking, clicking, or popping in the shoulder area when moving your arm;
  • Difficulty reaching behind your back;
  • Pain when raising your arm;
  • Pain in the shoulder that becomes worse at night;
  • Shoulder weakness; or
  • Trouble sleeping, especially when resting on the injured shoulder.

How Are Rotator Cuff Tears and Injuries Treated?

In some circumstances, rotator cuff tears and injuries are treated without surgery.  These treatments could include rest, medication, and physical therapy.  Physical therapy helps restore the strength and flexibility of the injured shoulder.  Should non-surgical treatment fail, the patient could begin a steroid injection regimen.  

If previous treatments have been unsuccessful, the patient may require surgery.  One of the most common rotator cuff surgical procedures involves replacing a damaged tendon in the shoulder.  Typically, the tendon is harvested from a different area of the patient's body.  Another surgical repair involves reattaching the torn tendon.  A total shoulder replacement operation is performed in the most severe should injury cases.  

Seeking Economic Compensation for a Rotator Cuff Injury

Once the negligence of another party is established, the injury victim may be able to take legal action to collect monetary compensation from the at-fault party.  The injury claims process typically involves filing a bodily injury claim against the at-fault driver's insurance company.  A potential claim may involve damages such as accident-related medical expenses, emotional distress, lost wages, property damages, and other damages.  

How Do Pre-Existing Medical Conditions Affect an Accident Injury Claim in Georgia?

A pre-existing medical condition is a medical condition or injury that the accident victim suffered prior to the accident.  A degenerative rotator cuff disorder is an example of a pre-existing shoulder injury.  An injured party can may be compensated for an accident that has led to an aggravation of a pre-existing condition.  When the claimant has an accident injury with a pre-existing medical condition, the insurance carrier may try to defend the claim by stating the victim's accident injuries are not related to the crash to downplay the claimant's case value or deny the accident victim's claim.

Your personal injury attorney may gather vital evidence such as medical records, statements from treating physicians, and expert witnesses to prove that the accident affected the claimant's health and aggravated a pre-existing condition.  Our Personal Injury Lawyers ensure our client's claims for compensation are backed up with expert testimony and convincing evidence.

Recovering fair compensation for accident-related injuries involving pre-existing medical conditions can be very challenging.  Insurance companies certainly may try to use a claimant's previous medical conditions as an excuse to deny or diminish the value of a personal injury claim.  

Personal Injury Claim in Georgia

Do You Have A Case?  The first step in filing a claim is to determine if you have a valid legal claim.  Our firm offers a free consultation with one of our experienced Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys to review your potential claim at no charge or obligation.  

Retain a Personal Injury Law Firm - An Insurance Research Council (IRC) study reported that injury claimants who retained an attorney generally received substantially greater financial recoveries than unrepresented parties. On average, personal injury claimants with attorneys received 300 percent more financial compensation than those who did not retain an attorney.

For these reasons alone, having an experienced lawyer to represent you or a family member in a Georgia auto accident case can be a critical step to improving your prospects of success and obtaining potential monetary compensation.

Receive Your Free Consultation with Our Georgia Rotator Cuff Injury Lawsuit Attorneys 

If you or a member of your family were injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by another, protect your legal rights by calling Montlick Injury Attorneys Nationwide, 24/7 at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333).  Our Car Accident Rotator Cuff Tear Injury Lawsuit Lawyers in Georgia are here to listen, understand your situation, and advise you. 

We Know What It Takes To Win!™ 

If you have been injured or lost a family member due to an accident, contact Montlick & Associates, Injury Attorneys, for your free consultation today. Our law firm has been representing those who suffer serious injuries or lost a loved one in an accident for over 38 years.  Our trial attorneys have recovered billions of dollars for our personal injury clients through negotiated settlements, litigation/lawsuits, settlement of lawsuits, jury verdicts, mediation, and arbitration awards.

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Car Accident Rotator Cuff Tear Injury Lawsuit Lawyers in Georgia


Category: Auto Accidents

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Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.