After sustaining any major bodily injury, it’s natural to wonder if you should file a lawsuit and what sum of money might be offered to you to settle the case. While we can readily help you determine if the facts of your case will support a lawsuit, we cannot always provide an accurate “best guess” regarding a recovery amount until your doctors have provided all of the initial treatments, a long-term prognosis for your overall condition and submitted all their bills.
Should surgeries be recommended – or long-term physical therapy sessions, we must then wait to see how successful these prove to be and if any new medical complications develop. However, we can usually provide you with a general estimate for the value of your case once all the key bills are in and we’ve had a chance to see whether most of the evidence supports your claim that the defendant is liable for your injuries.
What follows is a brief overview of the types of shoulder injuries people often sustain due to truck and auto accidents, sports injuries – or due to slip and fall (and other) accidents. Further information is also provided about the key factors that can play a major role in determining the possible settlement value or jury award in your case. The article concludes with a look at the damages often awarded in shoulder injury cases — and a reminder that individual jurors may always make slightly unpredictable, biased decisions.
Common shoulder injuries suffered in auto and truck accidents and other harmful events
Some injuries can wind up pushing the joints of the shoulder out of alignment. Depending on the severity of the harm — physical therapy, medications and arthroscopic surgery may be required to return the injured shoulder to a higher level of functioning.
General factors that can determine the damages awarded in a shoulder injury case
General examples of settlement values for shoulder injury cases that might be like yours
She required extensive physical therapy and went on to experience serious pain for many years;
As these settlement amounts and jury verdicts indicate, it can be very difficult to predetermine which injured parties will receive small or large damage awards. However, if the evidence clearly establishes the defendant’s liability and the medical records reveal extensive damage and little or no negligence on the part of the plaintiff, chances of receiving a higher sum increase.
Unpredictable nature of going to trial and putting your financial fate in a jury’s hands
Most of the time, our clients are eager to resolve their cases as soon as possible, especially if they’re so badly damaged that they cannot return to any type of work – or not for many months after they heal from various treatments and surgeries. When we cannot settle your case, often due to hardline insurance adjustors, you could easily have to wait two or three years for a trial date.
It’s at this point that we must all remember that jurors are often just like the rest of us – even when they try to be objective. Everyone reaches adulthood with different beliefs – and certain biases. It’s always tough to predict what any jury will do in a personal injury case – especially when the evidence of the defendant’s liability isn’t very strong.
Please trust that our firm will always work hard on your behalf so that you are properly compensated for everything that has happened to you. We’ll also try hard to win enough to not only cover all recent medical expenses – but those your doctors predict may come due following future surgeries and other treatments.
If you’ve suffered a serious should injury due to any type of vehicle accident, slip and fall event or other incident due to someone else’s negligence, you need to contact our New York City shoulder accident law firm. We’ll carefully investigate the facts of your case and then fight hard to win the maximum compensation available to cover all your lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering and other losses.