Wheaton injury lawyerMost people do not think about how often they use their shoulders until an injury limits their use. Everything from driving a car to household chores like dusting requires the use of our shoulders. When an individual suffers a shoulder injury such as a torn rotator cuff, it can impact nearly every aspect of their lives.

Rotator cuff injuries are usually the result of sudden force to the upper body. Car accidents, falls, and work-related accidents are some of the most common causes of rotator cuff injuries. If another party’s reckless or irresponsible actions cause someone to suffer a rotator cuff injury, that party may be required to pay monetary compensation.

Liability for a Serious Shoulder Injury

A rotator cuff injury can cause a great deal of pain and may limit the range of motion in the shoulder. In some cases, surgery may be required to repair the damage. The victim may need months or years of physical therapy. The cost of medical treatment, lost wages, and other damages can be significant.

Illinois law allows an injured person to take legal action against another party if that party’s conduct caused them harm. The party liable for a rotator cuff injury caused by a car rash may be a:

  • Distracted driver
  • Driver impaired by drugs or alcohol
  • Driver who was speeding or otherwise breaking a traffic law
  • Company that manufactured a defective vehicle component 
  • Government entity that failed to maintain the road
  • Trucking company with negligent hiring policies

Liability for a slip and fall accident may fall to a business such as a retail store or restaurant, the owner of a residential or commercial property, a government entity, or a number of other parties.

Filing a Rotator Cuff Injury Lawsuit

If you have suffered a rotator cuff injury, you may be wondering if you have a case. The first step is to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. Your lawyer can help you determine who is liable for the injuries you suffered. If you decide to file a lawsuit, your lawyer will gather evidence, interview witnesses, and file the necessary paperwork. The process can be complicated, and it is important to have an advocate on your side. You may be entitled to financial compensation for hospital bills, surgery, rehabilitative care, medication, lost income from missed work, pain and suffering, and much more.

The statute of limitations for most personal injury cases in Illinois is two years from the date of the accident, so it is important to act quickly.

Contact a Bloomingdale Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one suffered a rotator cuff injury because of another party’s actions, contact the Law Offices of David W. Clark, P.C. for legal help. DuPage County personal injury attorney David Clark will investigate your case and pursue financial compensation on your behalf. Call 630-665-5678 for a free consultation.

 

Source:

https://www.illinoiscourts.gov/courts/circuit-court/illinois-pattern-jury-instructions-civil/

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David W. Clark is the founder and owner of the Law Offices of David W. Clark, P.C., in Wheaton, Illinois. As a sole practitioner in the firm, Mr. Clark has extensive knowledge in the areas of personal injury, workers’ compensation, and limited scope…

David W. Clark is the founder and owner of the Law Offices of David W. Clark, P.C., in Wheaton, Illinois. As a sole practitioner in the firm, Mr. Clark has extensive knowledge in the areas of personal injury, workers’ compensation, and limited scope representation/pro se help. With more than 20 years of legal experience devoted to personal injury law and those who have been injured in the workplace, Mr. Clark is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in Illinois, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.