If you have suffered a shoulder injury in a motor vehicle accident, do not underestimate the importance of filing a claim and doing so in a timely fashion. Most shoulder injuries are not life-threatening, and if it was your only serious injury, you may be tempted to simply move on feeling lucky that things didn’t turn out much worse. But shoulder injuries can have serious, and expensive long-term consequences. When the big costs aren’t immediate, chronic pain and damage that can continue to progress without prompt treatment can gradually reduce your ability to earn or end your career prematurely. Please, don’t wait until it is too late and your opportunity to recover just compensation has forever passed.
Seek Immediate Medical Attention for Shoulder Pain
Immediately after an auto accident, you may not even notice a shoulder injury. Between the adrenaline rush and other aches and pains, it can be easy to overlook. You should always get checked out after an accident, but if you don’t mention shoulder pain, your doctors may overlook it too.
If you experience shoulder pain in the days or weeks following an accident, seek immediate medical attention. It could be a shoulder injury that gets worse with further delay, meaning even more expense and possibly permanent damage. Or, it could be referred pain from another injured body part, including your heart.
If you have suffered a shoulder injury in a car accident in Amarillo or anywhere in Texas, Wood Law Firm LLP can help, but you have a limited amount of time to take legal action or you will lose your right to pursue compensation. Please call us today at (806) 304-0447 or contact us online right away.