Victims Who Suffer Shoulder Injuries from Pedestrian Accidents in New Mexico Have Rights
Pedestrians who are hit by a car or injured in a pedestrian knockdown collision often suffer serious bodily harm or wrongful death. This is because pedestrians who are hit by a car have no protections around them to cushion the collision or prevent the impact from causing injuries. There are no seatbelts, side curtains, airbags, or even the shell of a vehicle to protect a pedestrian or act as a crunch zone. This means that pedestrians are usually subjected to the full-force of an impact. As a result, one of the most common injuries are shoulder injuries from pedestrian accidents in New Mexico.
These types of injuries can be complex because the shoulder is a complex joint. It does not necessarily heal as well or normally as other joints because the shoulder is often used for a lot of different functions. As a result, many times shoulder injuries are some of the most costly and expensive ones because there are prolonged recoveries, surgeries, procedures, physical therapy, and many other types of treatment. If you or a loved one suffered any type of serious injuries as a result of a pedestrian accident in New Mexico, ask our experienced Albuquerque auto accident lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. to learn how we can help protect your rights to compensation.
Types of Shoulder Injuries
Shoulders are hurt in one of two ways in a pedestrian collision. The first is the impact itself which cause damages. The second is being thrown to the ground to sustain injury. The second is usually the cause of a shoulder injury because every collision, whether the impact is head on, sideswipe, or another type of collision, the shoulder could be hurt anytime a person is thrown to the ground.
As a result, there could be many different types of shoulder injuries caused by a pedestrian accident in New Mexico. This includes come of the most common types of shoulder injuries such as the following:
- Rotator cuff injuries to either of the four rotator cuffs, including tears or strains
- SLAP tears or other torn cartilage in the shoulder
- Brachial plexus injuries and other arm nerve injuries
- Shoulder dislocations
- Shoulder separations
- Broken bones, including the upper humerus, collarbone, or scapula (shoulder blade)
- Significant scarring and lacerations
- Dragging or road rash injuries
- Tendonitis, and
- Other serious types of shoulder injuries.
Call the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. for Help With Your Shoulder Injury Case
Shoulder injury cases can be difficult, especially when there is a pre-existing injury or multiple surgeries are needed to fix the damage. In addition, shoulder injuries could result in significant pain and suffering which must be accounted for at litigation or in a settlement. Learn how our experienced lawyers can help protect your rights to compensation by calling the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. for a FREE consultation by dialing (505) 883-5000. We handle causes throughout New Mexico, including Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Roswell, Cuervo, Rio Rancho, Clovis, Farmington, Hobbs, Albuquerque where our office is located, and anywhere else throughout New Mexico. Please call to schedule for FREE appointment by dialing (505) 883-5000 or contact us through our website’s easy to use and convenient contact box available here.