Shoulder injuries can be particularly debilitating and painful.  This is particularly true of rotator cuff injuries which may require surgery to repair.  This is especially true after high-speed or powerful collisions, with like 18 wheelers, box trucks, or other tractor trailers.  Our New Mexico trucking accident lawyer knows that trucking accidents resulting in rotator cuff injuries very commonly require surgery, require time off of work, and create excruciating pain.  These injuries also result in permanent disability.  Learn what a victim’s rights may be here.


What are the Rotator Cuffs?

The rotator cuffs help to stabilize and move the shoulder and arm.  There are four rotator cuffs, each which play an important role.  These four rotator cuffs are the following:

Supraspinatus – helps you lift your arm and keeps you humerus in place;

Infraspinatus – helps you extend your shoulder and rotate your arm;

Teres Minor – helps rotate the arm away from the body;

Subscapularis – helps you rotate your arm, lower your arm, and hold it straight out.

Causes of Rotator Cuff Injuries

While your rotator cuffs are tough, they are not invincible.  A fall or even throwing a ball too hard could result in rotator cuff injuries.  That is why it is common for baseball players to tear a rotator cuff, especially the supraspinatus.  But one of the most common causes of rotator cuff injuries are motor vehicle accidents, especially in New Mexico trucking accidents.

This is because the sheer force and power on impact is likely to damage, tear, or severe muscle or tendons.  This common occurs when a person is violently rocked back in forth in an 18 wheeler wreck and the seatbelt pulls and holds a person down.  While saving a person’s life, the seatbelt will place undue stress on teh shoulder which could result in rotator cuff injuries.

In addition, rotator cuff injuries could be cause by debris or part of the vehicle crashing into the arm and damaging the rotator cuff.  If a person’s arm is trapped or pulled into an awkward position, such as extended or pulled backwards, it is likely that a rotator cuff injury could occur.

Victims of a New Mexico Trucking Accident Suffering Rotator Cuff Injuries Should Call our Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyers

Rotator cuff injuries usually require surgical intervention, especially if there is a complete or full-thickness tear.  Victims of New Mexico trucking accidents who have suffered any type of rotator cuff injury may have rights to protect.  Our experienced New Mexico trucking accident lawyers can help obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries.  Call to schedule your FREE appointment with our lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. by dialing (505) 883-5000.  

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