A back, neck or shoulder injury is a common result of many types of accidents, including:
- Car crashes
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Boat accidents
- Slip-and-fall accident
- Workplace accident
Insurers, judges and juries deciding how to compensate an injured person often refer to many of these types of injuries as "soft-tissue injuries." A broken collarbone can be seen in an X-ray, but a back, neck or shoulder injury such as whiplash can be more difficult to document through objective tests. Sometimes more extensive testing by physicians, such as MRI scans and CT scans do objectively demonstrate the full extent of these injuries.
Proving That Such Injuries Exist
Decision makers often claim that people suffering from neck and shoulder injuries have simply aggravated old injuries. This type of claim may ignore the fact that a person lived with an "old injury" for years with no problem — and now faces expenses, pain and loss of enjoyment of life because of a new injury. Brown Paindiris & Scott, LLP, fights for fair treatment of neck and shoulder injury victims after car, truck and motorcycle accidents, as well as bicycle accidents and workplace injuries.
The true measure of a back, neck or shoulder injury is often reflected most clearly in its impact on the sufferer. Someone who has experienced a back, neck or shoulder injury may:
- Live with disabling chronic pain for a long time
- Have very restricted range of motion
- Be unable to drive, work or engage in usual leisure activities, such as playing with one's own children or gardening
- Have difficulty bending and lifting objects, especially over their head, as well as difficulty reaching
- Become dependent on painkilling medications that lose their effectiveness over time and bring unwanted side effects
The attorneys at Brown Paindiris & Scott, LLP, in Glastonbury, Hartford, East Hampton and Bristol, Connecticut, have been representing injured people since 1977. Our law firm has helped many neck and shoulder injury clients recover compensation through injury claims and lawsuits. We often spend considerable amounts of time consulting with specialists such as neurosurgeons and orthopedic specialists. We have experience demonstrating these types of injuries for the purposes of settlement, arbitration and trial.
Whiplash, Fractured Neck And Herniated Disk Injuries
After you have suffered a neck or shoulder injury, the lawyers at Brown Paindiris & Scott, LLP, can screen your case and make recommendations as to the most promising pathways toward the compensation you need. To schedule an initial consultation with one of our Connecticut neck and shoulder injury attorneys, call 860-266-4278 or toll free at 877-783-5367, or contact us online.
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