Car accidents are unfortunately a common sight on the roadways of Maryland. Sadly, many of these accidents result in serious and debilitating injuries. Of the many injuries motorists and passengers can acquire, shoulder injuries are common. Coping with shoulder injuries after car accidents can be difficult but possible if you take the right steps to heal.
The impact of shoulder injuries
Shoulder injuries resulting from car accidents can be quite serious. Symptoms of a serious shoulder injury can include:
- audible cracks when moving the shoulder
- instability of the shoulder
- limited range of motion
- weakness in the shoulder
Getting help quickly provides better outcomes
If you detect any of these symptoms, you should see a doctor as soon as possible. They may be signs of a serious shoulder injury, such as a dislocation, sprain or a rotator cuff tear. In fact, having a check-up after any kind of car crash is always a good idea. Even if you think you are well, certain injuries may not be immediately apparent. Some injuries can take time to manifest, and this can be true of serious shoulder injuries.
Thankfully, most shoulder injuries can be successfully treated with therapy, medication and surgery. However, if your injury is not treated immediately, the problem can easily become permanent. Don’t wait to take action. The choices that you make now can impact your future.
In addition to seeking medical treatment, you need to file a claim, especially if the accident is the fault of the other driver. Filing claims can help you receive compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages and covering medical costs.