Carrollwood Shoulder Injury Attorney
Chronic overuse or sudden trauma, like a car crash or fall, could cause a shoulder injury. These injuries are normally hard to diagnose and treat. Even after an MRI or another diagnostic test, it’s hard to differentiate among all the possible injuries, like a muscle tear, a muscle strain, a sprain, and a break. Frequently, treatment and physical therapy is directed at one kind of injury. So, a misdiagnosis could mean the injury gets worse despite treatment.
The compassionate Carrollwood shoulder injury attorneys at Moore Law understand the pain and suffering these victims must endure. So, we take the time to understand your needs and goals in a particular case. Then, we treat an attorney-client relationship like a partnership. Perhaps most importantly for our clients, we proactively communicate with them throughout the legal claim process, so they are never in the dark.
Medical Expenses in a Shoulder Injury Case
After a fall or car crash, a shoulder injury might be the least of a victim’s concerns. The medical bills in such cases usually exceed $50,000. Ancillary medical costs, like transportation, prescription drug, and medical device costs, might be almost as high. Usually, group health insurance companies refuse to pay these expenses, citing liability concerns.
As a result, a victim’s family could be saddled with tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills. Making matters worse, since the victim is usually out of work during this time, there is no money coming in to pay down these expenses.
To reduce this financial stress, our Carrollwood shoulder injury lawyers normally send letters of protection to medical providers. Since these letters guarantee payment when the case is resolved, most victims pay nothing upfront for medical care.
As a bonus, professionals who focus on injury-related matters usually provide this care. So, most victims don’t need to worry about the aforementioned misdiagnosis problems. Instead, they promptly get the medical attention they need. They do not have to settle for the medical attention an insurance adjuster is willing to pay for.
As an added bonus, an attorney usually negotiates with providers and reduces their fees. That could mean the victim gets to keep more of the final settlement money.
Evidence in Court
Medical bills and other bills must eventually be paid. Therefore, it’s important to obtain maximum compensation in shoulder injury cases. Successful compensation claims always rest on solid evidence.
Frequently, the medical bills themselves serve as the necessary proof. These documents are usually admissible in court. Nonlawyers often have trouble obtaining these records, largely because of privacy laws. But most attorneys obtain them after just a phone call.
Unfortunately, medical bills don’t always tell the entire story. For example, they often lack information about the victim’s pain level during certain periods. Additionally, injuries like shoulder injuries cause issues that are difficult to put into medical terms. There are no medical terms to describe things like waking up in pain or not being able to carry a child in your arms.
Fortunately, additional evidence is usually available. For example, friends and family members often testify in court in these cases. These witnesses cannot give any details about the cause of the injury, or the injury itself. But they can tell jurors how the injury affects the victim on an everyday basis.
Count on a Diligent Hillsborough County Lawyer
Injury victims are usually entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced shoulder injury lawyer in Carrollwood, contact Moore Law by going online or calling 813-510-5400. Home, virtual, and hospital visits are available.