Did you know that shoulder injuries are one of the most common injuries resulting from car accidents? The speed and force of car crashes can traumatize different parts of the body, especially the shoulder. Wondering how much compensation you could receive for your shoulder injury? Keep reading to learn more!
Shoulder injury compensation payouts
The average settlement payout for shoulder injury is near $100,000. At Petro Accident & Injury Attorneys, we want to be totally transparent with you. And the truth is, the payout for your shoulder injury depends on several variables and is difficult to determine before digging into the specifics of your accident.
The first and biggest variable is the severity of your shoulder injury. Is the shoulder partially or fully torn? Will you be able to recover or will you be disabled? Is surgery needed to recover? The more severe the shoulder injury is, the higher your payout will likely be.
The next biggest variable is missed income. Rehabilitation from a shoulder injury can take several months and require several weeks away from work. If you were unable to work while recovering from the shoulder injury or if you missed out on expected investments, your payout could drastically increase. It may go up even more if the injury decreases your future earning potential.
Another factor impacting your shoulder injury payout is your age. Payouts are often higher for victims under the age of 30. Having a prior injury can also affect how you are compensated for your injury. But, with an experienced personal injury attorney, you can still receive fair compensation.
Have you or a loved one suffered from a shoulder injury?
A shoulder injury can wreak havoc on your daily life. Not only does the injury minimize your ability to participate in physical activity, but it also prevents you from tackling what-used-to-be-simple, mindless tasks. Things like doing laundry, cooking dinner and typing on your computer become nearly impossible as your shoulder heals.
Shoulder injuries can have long term effects, too. Many people who suffer from shoulder injuries report lingering pain and movement limitation for years after their shoulder is fully healed. If you sustained a shoulder injury at the expense of someone else’s careless driving, you are entitled to seek compensation for your medical expenses, time off work and more.
Call Mark Petro of Petro Accident and Injury Attorneys
Mark Petro has built a reputation of being the go-to guy to get personal injury claims handled in a manner that maximizes the amount of recovery so that you get what you deserve sooner rather than later. Call Mark Petro of Petro Accident and Injury Attorneys for a free consultation about your case. Let us fight for you!