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Shoulder Injury Lawsuit In New York

Shoulder Injury Lawsuit In New York

From physical labor to typing on a computer, a shoulder injury can be very disabling. You may be unable to work for a while. You may need surgery. You may find everyday tasks painful and difficult.

At the law offices of Hacker Murphy, we take the steps to get our clients full compensation for the aftermath of an accident. We know how a tear or fracture in the shoulder joint affects employment and daily living, and our experienced attorneys are skilled at convincing insurance companies to settle for a fair amount.

Did the negligence of others — a vehicle crash, a construction accident, or a fall on unsafe property — cause your shoulder injury? Contact us now to discuss your rights. We represent the injured in the Capital District and throughout Upstate New York.

Experienced Rotator Cuff Injury Lawyers

The Hacker Murphy firm has handled injury litigation for decades. We are familiar with every type of injury to the shoulder joint and arms:

  • Torn rotator cuff
  • Torn labrum, including SLAP tear
  • Separated shoulder (AC injury)
  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Fractured humerus (upper arm bone)
  • Broken scapula (shoulder blade)
  • Broken clavicle (collar bone)
  • Torn biceps
  • Frozen shoulder/adhesive capsulitis

The shoulder joint is a complex mechanism of bones, sockets, tendons, ligaments, and muscles. When the joint is disrupted or those connective tissues are torn, as in the violent wrenching of an auto accident, that arm may be rendered all but useless. We work with your doctors to document the specific injury, loss of range of motion, lost strength, and level of pain, and to determine your treatment needs, including surgical repair or physical rehab.

We take everything into account in pursuing your damages: lost earning capacity, medical care costs, permanent or long-term disability, and pain and suffering. We are prepared to take your case to a jury, but our record of success at trial usually brings the insurance companies to the settlement table.

Other Types of Catastrophic Injury Cases We Handle

Our experienced legal team also represents injured victims with other types of catastrophic injury cases, such as:

Upstate NY Shoulder Injury Attorney

Contact us for a free personal injury consultation by phone at (518) 284-3183 or schedule a confidential in-person meeting with an attorney at one of our four convenient offices in Albany, Schenectady, Troy, and Saratoga Springs.

There are no attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.

Have Questions?

  • If I hire an attorney but do not want to go to trial, can I settle?
    In the course of preparing a case for trial, your personal injury attorney will work with the defense attorneys and insurance companies in an effort to secure a fair settlement for you and your family. The final decision to accept an offer of settlement or go to trial is yours alone to make.
    Contact us now to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys.
  • If arrested, what steps can I take on my behalf?

    1. Do not discuss your situation with anyone except your attorney.

    2. Unless your attorney says otherwise, do not discuss your case with law enforcement.

    3. Request to have your attorney present if you are to be put in a lineup or subjected to testing.

    4. Remain calm and courteous. Allow your attorney to speak for you to ensure that your rights are protected and you are given all the benefits afforded to you under the law.
    Contact us now to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys.

  • What is the difference between criminal procedure and civil procedure?
    When a crime has been committed, action is taken by a government agency against the person, persons, organization or other entity that violated the law. The first purpose of a criminal prosecution is punishment, which frequently consists of a fine or jail time. In a civil matter, the dispute is between two or more individuals or entities. The first purpose of a civil prosecution is obtaining compensation for the wronged person or entity. Settlement in a civil matter is generally an award of a money judgment. A criminal sentence is not imposed in a civil matter.
    Contact us now to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys.