Rotator cuff and bicep tears can be extremely painful, and they often require surgery to correct. So you will want an experienced attorney on your side who can help you get the most compensation possible for your injuries.
At the Grossman Law Offices, we understand how scary accidents can be, and we are here to help you get the justice and compensation that you deserve.
Below, we discuss some basics about rotator cuff and bicep tears, and we talk about the types of compensation that you might be able to expect. This way, you can be more fully informed before proceeding with your legal claim.
What Is the Average Settlement for a Rotator Cuff and Bicep Tear?
Because every case is so unique, there is no reliable way to determine an average settlement amount for a rotator cuff and bicep tear. However, there are some general factors that go into determining how much you can recover. Some of these factors include:
- Who was at fault in the accident,
- What type of injuries you suffered,
- The severity of your injuries,
- The type of treatment necessary,
- The amount of time the injuries will take to heal, and
- The level of emotional or mental distress that the injury caused.
These are just some of the factors that usually go into determining how much someone can recover after an injury. If you are looking for an estimate as to how much you can recover for your specific injury, an experienced personal injury attorney should be able to give you an accurate estimate after learning the details of your case.
Will My Settlement Value Increase If I Need Surgery?
If you need surgery to correct your rotator cuff or bicep tear, it is likely that your settlement value will increase. This is because surgery cases usually involve higher medical costs, longer treatment and recovery times, and more time off of work.
What Kinds of Damages Can I Recover?
If you were injured in a car accident, there are two types of damages that you can generally recover: pecuniary and non-pecuniary damages.
Pecuniary damages, also called economic damages, are intended to compensate people for their quantifiable, tangible losses. Some examples of pecuniary damages include:
- Property damage costs,
- Hospital visit costs,
- Medication costs,
- Doctor's visit costs,
- Costs of surgery,
- Costs of treatment,
- Lost wages, and
- Ambulance costs.
Non-pecuniary damages, also called non-economic damages, are a bit different from pecuniary damages. Non-pecuniary damages are harder to quantify in terms of their monetary value because they are highly personal in nature. Some examples of non-pecuniary damages include:
- Pain and suffering,
- Emotional distress,
- Loss of consortium,
- Loss of enjoyment of life,
- Lost earning capacity, and
- Temporary or permanent disfigurement.
Because these damages are harder to quantify, you will want a lawyer who will fight to get you the most non-pecuniary damages possible. An experienced personal injury attorney, like ours at the Grossman Law Offices, can ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve.
What Is a Rotator Cuff and Bicep Tear?
The rotator cuff is a combination of four muscles and tendons that support the upper arm bone and secure the bone to the shoulder socket. The rotator cuff can be injured on its own, but sometimes, such an injury can be coupled with a bicep tear. This is because when the rotator cuff is torn, the ball of the shoulder socket is free to move upward into the bicep, injuring the bicep as well.
Therefore, while rotator cuff tears and bicep tears are two different injuries, they are commonly seen together. Further, after a car accident, doctors commonly see bicep tears paired with rotator cuff tears if there was a forceful impact on the upper arm area.
What Are the Symptoms of a Rotator Cuff and Bicep Tear?
If you injured your arm in a car accident, you may have a rotator cuff and bicep tear if you are experiencing symptoms like:
- Weakness in the shoulder,
- Bruising on the upper arm,
- The inability to move or rotate your arm,
- A popping sound when you move your arm,
- Muscle spasms,
- Pain in the upper arm, or
- Numbness or discomfort in the upper arm area.
If you were injured in an accident and you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, we recommend that you seek medical attention as soon as possible.
How Can the Grossman Law Offices Help You?
The legal cases that can arise from car accidents are often complex. Typically, there are insurance companies involved, and they tend to diminish and undervalue accident injuries so that their payout is less expensive.
If you were in a car accident, you will want an attorney that has experience standing up to big insurance companies. At the Grossman Law Offices, we have over a decade of experience fighting for victims rights, which includes standing up to big insurance. If you choose the Grossman Law Offices, we will ensure that you get the highest quality representation, and we promise to fight to get you the compensation that you deserve after an accident.
At the Grossman Law Offices, we provide free consultations to all of our clients, and we work on a contingent basis. This means that you do not have to pay us until we win your case for you.
To reach out to our office with questions or to proceed with your legal claim, you can contact us online or by phone at 855-934-1342. There are important legal deadlines to meet in every case, so do not hesitate to reach out to us today!