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Value of a Shoulder Injury in New York

A shoulder injury can be a life-altering event, causing pain, discomfort, and limitations in your daily activities. If your injury was caused because of someone’s negligent actions or intentional criminal behavior, it’s critical that you contact an experienced New York personal injury lawyer to discuss what happened. At Stephen Bilkis & Associates, our attorneys and of counsel have over 20 years of experience representing injured victims and have won over $1 billion for our clients. We understand the complexities involved in assessing the true worth of a shoulder injury case. We work closely with medical experts and professionals to gather the necessary evidence and build a strong case on your behalf. You don't have to face the legal process alone - we are here to provide compassionate support, legal guidance, and relentless representation throughout your shoulder injury claim. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Examples of Shoulder Injury Verdicts in New York

The following cases are examples of verdicts related to shoulder injuries.

Case: Scavuzzo v. City of New York, 2006 N.Y. Slip Op. 51323 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2006)

Accident Type: Bicycle accident

Verdict: $1,500,000

Case Summary: Plaintiff what hit by a car while riding his bicycle. He suffered several injuries, including the subluxation of the right clavicle in the shoulder.

Case: Gerbino v. Tinseltown USA, 13 A.D.3d 1068 (N.Y. App. Div. 2004)

Accident Type: Assault; negligence

Verdict: $250,000 

Case Summary: Plaintiff, an off-duty police officer, was working part-time as a security guard at defendant Tinseltown USA. Plaintiff was assaulted by patrons and suffered serious injuries to his shoulder.

Types of Accidents that Lead to Shoulder Injuries in New York

Shoulder injuries in New York can occur due to various types of accidents. The shoulder joint is susceptible to damage in different situations, including:

Motor Vehicle Accidents: Collisions can subject the shoulders to significant force and impact, leading to injuries such as shoulder dislocation, fractures, or soft tissue damage.

Slip and Fall Accidents: When individuals try to break their fall, they often extend their arms, leading to shoulder injuries. Landing on an outstretched arm can result in shoulder fractures, dislocations, or rotator cuff tears.

Workplace Accidents: Jobs that involve physical labor or repetitive motions can increase the risk of shoulder injuries. Falls from heights, lifting heavy objects, or repetitive strain from activities like overhead work can cause shoulder sprains, strains, or tendonitis.

Sports Injuries: Participating in sports activities can put stress on the shoulder joint, leading to injuries. Overhead sports such as swimming, tennis, or baseball, as well as contact sports like football or rugby, can result in shoulder dislocations, labral tears, or shoulder impingement.

Assaults: Physical assaults or acts of violence can cause shoulder injuries. Direct blows, forceful impacts, or dislocation-inducing movements during altercations can lead to shoulder fractures, dislocations, or soft tissue damage. Note that if you are a victim of physical assault, you can pursue compensation from the assailant regardless of whether criminal charges are filed.

If a shoulder injury occurs due to another party's negligence or intentional actions, it may be possible to pursue a personal injury claim. Consulting with an experienced New York personal injury lawyer can help determine liability, assess the extent of the injury, and seek appropriate compensation for medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, pain, suffering, and other damages associated with the shoulder injury.

Factors in Determining the Value of a Herniated Disc Injury

Determining the value of a shoulder injury in New York involves considering several important factors. Among them, three key elements play a significant role in assessing its worth.

The first crucial factor is the severity of the shoulder injury. This encompasses the extent and nature of the damage sustained, such as fractures, dislocations, torn ligaments, or rotator cuff tears. Medical records, diagnostic tests, and expert opinions from orthopedic specialists are vital in determining the severity of the injury. More severe injuries that require extensive medical treatment, including surgeries, rehabilitation, or long-term therapy, tend to result in higher compensation.

The second factor is the impact of the shoulder injury on the individual's life. This includes assessing how the injury affects their ability to work, perform daily activities, and participate in recreational or social engagements. The evaluation considers the limitations in range of motion, strength, and endurance, as well as any resulting disabilities or chronic pain. Additionally, it takes into account the emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and the impact on personal relationships. These non-economic damages are crucial in determining fair compensation.

The third factor involves the economic damages incurred due to the injury. This includes medical expenses, both present and future, lost wages, diminished earning capacity, and any other financial losses resulting from the injury. Evaluating the economic impact is essential in ensuring that the individual receives appropriate compensation for the financial burdens caused by the shoulder injury.

It's important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney in New York. They possess the necessary knowledge, access to medical experts, and expertise to evaluate these factors accurately and build a strong case to maximize the value of a shoulder injury claim. By carefully assessing the severity of the injury, its impact on the individual's life, and the economic damages incurred, a skilled attorney can help ensure that fair compensation is obtained, reflecting the true value of the shoulder injury.

Contact Stephen Bilkis & Associates

At Stephen Bilkis & Associates we understand the significant impact a shoulder injury can have on your life. With our expertise in personal injury law, we are committed to securing fair compensation and providing comprehensive support to our clients. Trust our experienced team to advocate for your rights, navigate the legal complexities, and maximize the value of your shoulder injury claim. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney serving New York 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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