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Value of a Rotator Cuff Injury in New York

A rotator cuff injury can be a life-altering event, causing excruciating pain, restricted mobility, and hindering your ability to perform daily tasks at work and at home. It’s even more frustrating when your injury was avoidable and only occurred because someone else was negligent. It’s critical to hold that person accountable and receive maximum compensation for your expenses and other losses associated with the injury. At Stephen Bilkis & Associates, we understand the value of your rotator cuff injury claim and are dedicated to helping you seek the compensation you deserve. Our experienced attorneys have a deep understanding of rotator cuff injuries and their impact on individuals' lives. We will assess the true worth of your claim, considering factors such as medical expenses, ongoing treatments, lost wages, and the physical and emotional suffering endured. You don't have to navigate the legal process alone. Contact us today for a consultation.

Examples of Rotator Cuff Injury Verdicts in New York

The following cases are examples of verdicts related to rotator cuff injuries.

Case: Campo v. Neary, 52 A.D.3d 1194 (N.Y. App. Div. 2008)
Accident Type: Bicycle accident

Verdict: $1,500,000

Case Summary: Plaintiff’s vehicle was hit by a vehicle owned by the defendant, but driven by another person. As a result of the accident, the plaintiff suffered serious injuries including an

Case: Sanango v. 200 East 16th Street Housing Corp., 15 A.D.3d 36 (N.Y. App. Div. 2004)
Accident Type: Construction accident
Verdict: $2,452,000 for pain and suffering
Case Summary: Plaintiff sustained serious injuries when he fell 15 feet from a ladder while he was working as a laborer on a construction project. As a result, the plaintiff suffered serious injuries include a torn rotator cuff. Surgery on the rotator cuff was contraindicated.

Types of Accidents that Lead to Rotator Cuff Injuries in New York

Rotator cuff injuries in New York can arise from various types of accidents and activities. The rotator cuff, a group of muscles and tendons that stabilize the shoulder joint, can be damaged in the following situations:

  • Falls: Slips, trips, or falls can result in direct impact or excessive force on the shoulder, leading to rotator cuff tears. Trying to brace the fall with an outstretched arm can contribute to the injury.
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents: The high impact of collisions or sudden jerking motions in a car accident can put immense strain on the shoulder joint, causing the rotator cuff to twist, tear, or suffer a forceful impact. The abrupt deceleration or impact during a collision can result in the shoulder being forcefully pushed or pulled beyond its normal range of motion, leading to damage to the tendons and muscles comprising the rotator cuff. Even a seemingly minor fender bender can cause significant trauma to the shoulder, leading to rotator cuff injuries that may require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation.
  • Sports Injuries: Overhead sports, such as baseball, tennis, or swimming, that involve repetitive arm motions or forceful throwing movements can strain or tear the rotator cuff. Contact sports that involve tackling, such as football or rugby, can also lead to rotator cuff injuries.
  • Work-Related Injuries: Jobs that require repetitive overhead movements or heavy lifting, such as construction or painting, can put strain on the rotator cuff over time, leading to tears or inflammation.

If a rotator cuff injury occurs due to someone else's negligence or intentional actions, it may be possible to pursue a personal injury claim. Consulting with a New York personal injury lawyer can help evaluate the circumstances, assess liability, and seek appropriate compensation for medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, pain, suffering, and other damages associated with the rotator cuff injury.

Factors in Determining the Value of a Rotator Cuff Injury

When determining the value of a rotator cuff injury in New York, three crucial factors come into play. Firstly, the severity of the injury, including the extent of the tear and the need for medical interventions like surgery or rehabilitation, influences the value. Secondly, the impact on the individual's life, such as limitations in work, physical activities, and daily tasks, is considered. Lastly, the evaluation includes non-economic damages like pain, suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life. Consulting an experienced personal injury attorney in New York is essential, as they can assess these factors and build a strong case to maximize the value of a rotator cuff injury claim.

Contact Stephen Bilkis & Associates

At Stephen Bilkis & Associates we understand the excruciating pain, restricted movement, and diminished quality of life that a rotator cuff injury can cause. With our expertise in personal injury law, whether it’s through negotiation or trial, our goal is maximum compensation for our clients. Our skilled personal injury attorneys serving New York and of counsel have secured over $1 billion in compensation for our clients. Contact us at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW (1-800-696-9529) to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We represent clients in the following locations: Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Staten Island, Suffolk County, and Westchester County.

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