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Overview of Shoulder Injuries After an Accident

There are many different kinds of injuries that are caused by a car accident, ranging from minor to severe. One of the most common kinds of injuries is to the shoulder, as it is a vulnerable area and one that people will often naturally flinch to in order to take the brunt of an impact. Knowing the different kinds of shoulder injuries will help you look out for them if you are involved in an accident.

Any accident that involves a forceful impact has the potential to break bones and that is why bone fractures are some of the most common shoulder injuries. In minor cases, only a hairline fracture will occur, but the entire bone could shatter if there is enough force on impact. In other major accident, deep tissue bruising can occur if there is internal bleeding, which should be addressed as soon as it is found.

Sprains and strains are also some of the most common shoulder injuries from car accidents because when a person is thrown or jostled, it is often in unnatural ways. These muscle injuries are usually minor and only need to be rested for a few weeks, but some can be severe. A rotator cuff tear is particularly painful and requires medical attention. The same applies for a SLAP tear, which is a tear of the muscle attaching the shoulder to the back.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, seek medical treatment for your injuries. Before you do however, consult with the Franco Law Firm so that we can help you through your personal injury lawsuit to help cover medical costs and see justice served. To learn more about our services and to schedule a free consultation with us today, please call (813) 872-0929.

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