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Wilton Shoulder Injury Attorney

After an accident, victims can suffer severe shoulder injuries, sometimes without even realizing they’re hurt until later. Car accidents as well as slip-and-falls can result in a variety of shoulder injuries, some that can cause temporary, or even permanent, disability. Depending on what a victim does for work, these kinds of injuries can have a profound impact on their ability to financially provide for themselves. Wilton personal injury attorney Kevin L. Hoffkins helps victims recover compensation they need to deal with their recovery. When your shoulder injuries are caused by another party’s negligent actions, they should be the ones who are held legally and financially accountable. At The Law Offices of Kevin L. Hoffkins, we offer compassionate and comprehensive legal assistance throughout the entirety of your case. If you have sustained a shoulder injury due to an accident you believe was caused by negligence, contact our office today to find out more about your legal options.

Shoulder Injuries Sustained in Accidents

With a growing population of over 18,000, many Wilton residents may find themselves involved in an accident or incident resulting in a shoulder injury. These injuries can occur in motor vehicles accidents along Route 7 or Route 33, or as a result of slip-and-fall incidents at local shopping centers or on sidewalks in the neighborhood. Common shoulder injuries sustained in an accident include:

  • Torn rotator cuffs or other ligaments

  • Bruises

  • Nerve damage

  • Tendon damage

  • Broken and fractured bones

Accident victims should report any shoulder pain to their medical care provider immediately following an incident, so that proper treatment can be administered. Consulting a seasoned personal injury attorney as soon as possible following a Wilton accident is also important to make sure your legal rights remain intact.

Elderly victims, of which Wilton’s population is about 12 percent, are at particularly high risk of “frozen shoulder,” which can cause disability if shoulder injuries are not treated aggressively. Serious shoulder injuries such as torn rotator cuffs or acromion injury are also often mistaken for simple soreness or strains, which delays necessary surgery and can cause additional issues.

When victims have sustained shoulder injuries because of another party’s negligence, they may file a personal injury lawsuit. Negligence requires a showing that one party has breached an owed duty of care to the victim, that breach was a proximate cause of the victim’s shoulder injuries, and damages resulted. The causation element in cases involving shoulder injuries is sometimes where insurance companies, or other defendants, will argue that a pre-existing condition was the cause of the harm. However, in Connecticut, the law dictates that if an accident aggravates a pre-existing condition, the negligent party is still responsible for the harm caused by that aggravation.

In motor vehicle collision cases, obtaining an accident report is important to show as evidence. These reports can be obtained from the Wilton Police Department’s Records Division, which is open Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. Most accident reports are available to buy online as well. If you have suffered a shoulder injury due to a slip-and-fall accident while patronizing a store or restaurant, the business should have also prepared an incident report. Damages available to personal injury victims can include past and future medical costs, such as expenses related to doctor visits, surgeries, and physical therapy. Compensation for loss of income or earning capacity for time spent away from work, or any permanent impairment hindering your ability to do your job may also be awarded.

Legal Representation for Wilton Shoulder Injury Victims

Shoulder injuries are not only painful, but can also impact your mobility temporarily or even permanently. Wilton personal injury attorney Kevin L. Hoffkins helps victims receive the compensation they are entitled to following a should injury caused by negligence. We fight tirelessly on our clients’ behalf to make sure they have the financial resources from those liable so they can properly recover. Call the Law Offices of Kevin L. Hoffkins or contact us online to speak with an attorney today. '