Pittsburgh Car Accident Lawyers – Shoulder and Rotator Cuff Injuries

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Our experienced and aggressive car accident lawyers have handled hundreds of shoulder injuries caused by collisions, particularly T-bone type accidents, and obtained hundreds of thousands of dollars for the injured in Pittsburgh and throughout western Pennsylvania. If you suffered a shoulder injury in a car accident, Romanow Law Group can help.

The mechanism of a shoulder injury involves a combination of the sudden jerking movement due to the impact, as well as receiving a direct blow to the shoulder from the impact. Two of the most common shoulder injuries seen include the soft-tissue shoulder bursitis injury and the more severe rotator cuff tear.


Bursitis is a painful condition that occurs when the bursae—small, fluid-filled sacs — which provide cushioning to the shoulder tendons, muscles, and bones become inflamed from the impact of the accident. The injured person will often experience stiffness, pain, and swelling in the shoulder joint.

Typically, after several weeks of chiropractic or rehabilitative care combined with a regimen of pain killers and anti-inflammatories, rest, and hot/cold compresses, bursitis will go away.

Rotator cuff tear

A rotator cuff tear caused by a car accident is more severe than bursitis. The human shoulder is comprised of three bones: the upper arm bone or “humerus”, the shoulder blade or “scapula”, and the collarbone or “clavicle.” Think of the human shoulder as an apparatus of a ball-and-socket joint: the head of the upper arm bone is the “ball” and it fits into a socket within the shoulder blade.

In turn, the rotator cuff is what keeps the arm inside the shoulder socket. The rotator cuff itself is what attaches the upper arm to the shoulder blade and allows the entire arm to move, lift objects, and rotate. When one or more of the rotator cuff tendons is torn, the cuff is not fully attached to the upper arm. The result is that movement of the arm becomes severely restricted and accompanied by pain.

If you are experiencing these symptoms, our attorneys ensure that you get the proper diagnostics. Rotator cuff tears should be confirmed through x-rays or an MRI. As knowledgeable personal injury lawyers with deep ties in the medical community, our lawyers will secure several appointments, and can even arrange transportation to the proper medical facility through our free shuttle service.

Rotator cuff tears often require extensive conservative treatment followed by a consultation with an orthopedic specialist or surgeon. We make sure make sure that you get the first-class medical care and maximum compensation that you deserve. While there are nonsurgical options for partial or minor rotator cuff tears, such as strength training and steroid injections, full tears or other major tears will often require surgical intervention, such as rotator cuff repair or arthroscopic surgery.

Whether you suffered bursitis, a rotator cuff tear, a broken collarbone or a dislocated shoulder, Romanow Law Group will fight to make sure you get the medical treatment you need. Then we will fight the insurance companies to make sure you get the financial compensation you deserve.

If you sustained a shoulder injury in a car accident, you need powerful and effective legal representation. Schedule a free consultation with an experienced car accident lawyer at Romanow Law Group. Call 1-844-GET-MORE or contact us online.