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Your shoulders perform a wide range of motions, making them very susceptible to injury. These ball-and-socket joints include your humerus bones, shoulder blades, and collarbone. The labrum is a ring of cartilage that goes around the socket of your shoulder joint in order to stabilize it. It’s also where many of the ligaments in your shoulder attach. When the top part of the labrum is injured, it’s known as a superior labrum anterior and posterior (SLAP) tear.
SLAP tears often heal on their own with rest, physical therapy, and medications to treat pain and inflammation. When the damage is severe or the pain doesn’t subside, however, surgery may be necessary.
Whether your SLAP tear is minor or requires surgery, it can significantly impact your life. Recovery from a SLAP tear can take a long time, especially if surgery is involved, making it difficult to work, drive, or perform daily tasks. If you can’t work or have extensive medical bills, it can also impact you financially.
If an accident or negligence led to your SLAP tear injury, you have a right to hold the at-fault party responsible and seek financial recovery for your injury. Here are some things to consider as you determine your legal options and how you can improve your chance of recovering damages for your injury.
While many people with a SLAP tear injury make a complete recovery, others have ongoing pain that requires physical therapy or even surgery. The costs associated with your injury depend on the extent of your SLAP tear and what type of treatments you receive.
Generally, if you were injured in a car crash or other type of accident through no fault of your own, you should be able to recover the following costs and losses:
Because every SLAP tear injury case is different, it’s difficult to establish how much you can recover or how long your case will last. There are a variety of factors that can affect your case, including:
If you are considering pursuing a SLAP tear injury case, it’s helpful to consult with an accident injury lawyer who has experience in personal injury law. An attorney can answer any questions you have about your legal options and walk you through your case. Some of the ways accident and injury lawyers can help include:
Our experienced accident and injury lawyers at FVF in Austin know how hard it can be to deal with the aftermath of an accident, especially when you’re injured. Our compassionate attorneys work hard to help you understand your rights and options in a personal injury case so you feel supported and heard.
We have years of experience helping clients get a fair settlement in personal injury cases, including in challenging cases involving negligent drivers and commercial vehicle carriers. Our accident law firm aims to not only help you understand the best way to maximize your financial recovery, but also offer support and guidance in the midst of difficult circumstances.
We know that deciding to hire a lawyer is a big decision, which is why we offer a free, no-commitment case consultation. To learn more about your options, contact us today.
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