A shoulder injury from a motorcycle accident may not appear to be serious at first; however, it can often cause severe pain and have an impact on your overall quality of life. If you have suffered a motorcycle crash shoulder injury, consult with an experienced attorney for help obtaining fair compensation. Motorcycle shoulder injuries

Types of Motorcycle Accident Shoulder Injuries

Many motorcycle accidents result in a shoulder injury because the rider is often thrown off the motorcycle and hits the ground with great force. This type of injury can include:

  • Torn rotator cuff
  • Fracture to the shoulder and/or clavicle
  • Torn ligament
  • Torn tendon 
  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Bruised or torn shoulder muscle

When you seek medical help following the accident, a shoulder injury may be diagnosed through a physical examination. Imaging tests such as an X-ray, MRI, or a CT scan may be ordered to confirm the diagnosis. Treatment for a shoulder injury will vary from person to person and is based on your exact injuries and condition.

What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident

There are several important things to do after a motorcycle accident that can help you obtain fair compensation for damages. These include:

  • Seeking immediate medical attention for your shoulder injury or any other injuries suffered as a result of the accident
  • Calling the police, filing a report, and later obtaining a copy of the police report
  • Documenting any evidence such as skid marks, property damage, debris, and/or broken glass
  • Gathering the names and contact information of witnesses
  • Not talking to insurance adjusters until you have contacted a personal injury attorney
  • Refraining from posting information and photos from the accident on social media sites

Motorcycle Accident Compensation

Consulting with an attorney immediately after the accident is important to protect your rights and obtain the compensation you deserve. Compensation can be awarded for the following:

  • Medical treatment and expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Pain and suffering

Contact a Florida Motorcycle Accident Attorney

As a former State Trooper, Attorney Coy Browning understands motorcycle accidents and how to investigate your case. If you suffered a shoulder injury in a motorcycle accident, contact Browning Law Firm. To set up a free, no obligation consultation, fill out our convenient online contact form, or call our office today.

 

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