Arm, Elbow, and Shoulder Injury Attorney
Arm, elbow, and shoulder injuries are frequently caused by acceleration, deceleration, and rotational forces involved in car and truck accidents. These injuries often occur when the driver grasps the wheel to brace for impact. In pedestrian and bicycle accidents, individuals may sustain similar injuries when bracing for a fall and landing on an extended arm.
The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the human body. The cost of such versatility is an increased risk of injury. Clavicle fractures are among the most common acute shoulder injuries. Humeral head fractures are less common and usually occur in elderly persons. Common acute soft tissue injuries include shoulder dislocations, rotator cuff tears, and acromioclavicular sprains. Acromioclavicular injuries are graded from types I to VI.
Falls and traumatic events are the most common causes of broken arms. Treatment and recovery can be extensive and agonizing. With three major bones and two useful joints, the arm presents many opportunities for breakage. The humerus is the largest bone in the arm and forms the upper part of the arm. At the top, the humerus connects to the shoulder. At the bottom, it connects to the elbow. The radius is one of two bones that forms the lower arm. It is on the inner, or thumb-side of the arm. The top of the radius connects to the elbow while the bottom connects to the wrist. The ulna is on the outside or pinky-side of the lower arm. Like the radius, the ulna connects at the elbow and wrist. There are many different types of arm fractures that can occur in accidents. Complications from broken arms can occur, particularly in breaks that are very severe, affect nerve areas, or are poorly treated.
When an arm, elbow, or shoulder injury is caused by another person’s negligence and it affects the injured person’s quality of life and ability to earn income, the negligent party should be held accountable. Please contact personal injury attorney Ed Meade at The Meade Law Firm today in order to schedule a free personal injury case evaluation. We want to help. (804) 377-2273.