The impact from a New Mexico trucking accident can result in serious trauma to the human body. One of the most common injuries are shoulder injuries. Shoulder injuries can be caused by the trauma of the collision, such as the direct force on the shoulder joint. This includes trauma such as direct damage from twisted metal, or trauma from being pulled or yanked in certain ways due to the collision. This could be caused by the seatbelt which, while commonly saving the driver’s life, it will cause serious injury to the shoulder.
Did you or a loved one suffer a serious shoulder injury as a result of a New Mexico trucking accident? Call the NM Truck Accident Attorneys to learn how our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers could help you receive compensation for arthroscopic shoulder surgeries, damaged shoulder tendons, brachial plexus injuries, torn rotator cuffs, and even shoulder replacements. Learn more by scheduling your free appointment by dialing (505) 883-5000.
There are many different types of shoulder injuries commonly caused by New Mexico trucking accidents. Some of the most common injuries include the following:
Rotator cuff tears – The rotator cuffs are four tendons which help move and keep the shoulder in place. These tendons are strong, but still susceptible to being stretched or pulled in a manner which could result in them tearing. A torn rotator cuff generally does not repair itself, even though the symptoms could lessen or scar tissue could help mend it. But arthroscopic surgery is usually need to repair tort rotator cuffs.
Labrum Tears – The labrum is a piece of cartilage which forms a cup on the inside of the scapula. This is where the glenoid head of the humerus rests. Think of it as a ball and socket kind of structure. When the labrum tears, it always needs to be surgically repaired. This is because, unlike the rotator cuffs, scar tissue will not form and it will not strength itself. This also requires a serious arthroscopic surgery.
Shoulder replacements – When the shoulder is very seriously injured and the bones, structures, tendons, and other tissue is grossly compromised, the shoulder may need to be partially or completely replaced. This is a very invasive surgery wherein part of the bone is cut out of the body and metal pieces are installed into the body. This is a permanent replacement where a fake joint is put in. This is incredibly invasive and a very serious injury.
Brachial Plexus Injuries – The brachial plexus is a serious of nerves that come from the cervical spine (the neck) and give sensation and motor movement ability to the fingers and hand. When the brachial plexus nerves are seriously injured in a New Mexico trucking accident, parts of the arm can be completely shut off from sensation or movement ability. These are very serious injuries that do not usually repair themselves.
Did you suffer serious shoulder injuries caused by a New Mexico trucking accident? If this happened to you, call our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer at the NM Truck Accident Attorneys to learn what your rights to compensation may be by dialing (505) 883-5000. You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.