Rotator Cuff Injuries

Bridgewater Car Accident Victim And Personal Injury Attorneys

Rotator Cuff InjuriesThe Rotator Cuff mainly consists of a group of tendons and four muscles that connect the upper arm bone (humerus) to the shoulder blade (scapula). Additionally, the tendons of the rotator cuff help stabilize the shoulder while the muscles facilitate rotation and movement of the shoulder.

The rotator cuff can be injured in a slip and fall accident especially if someone sticks a hand out to brace for a fall and lands hard on the hand and arm. Rotator cuff injuries are common in car accidents and truck accidents.  Our law office is experienced in dealing with insurance companies in vehicle accident claims and can handle the coordination of benefits between the PIP insurer and your private health insurance carrier and will work diligently to get you the compensation you deserve as quickly as possible.

In the case of front-end collisions and side-impact accidents the driver will see the accident coming and will usually grip the steering wheel tight in order to brace for impact. This is can also be the case in rear-end accidents if the driver happens to see the accident coming in his or her rear view mirror. Most of the force generated by the impact in these collisions gets absorbed by the shoulders and rotator cuffs.

The four main muscles of the rotator cuff are:

  • Teres minor: this muscle externally rotates the arm;
  • Infraspinatus: this muscle externally rotates the arm;
  • Supraspinatus: this muscle abducts the arm;
  • Subscapularis: this muscle internally rotates the arm.

All of these muscles are inserted into the scapula or shoulder blade. The tendons connected to these muscles attach to the humerus bone. All four of these muscles are susceptible to tearing injuries. All four muscles could sustain injuries in a serious accident.

The rotator cuff is one of the most common sources of pain and injury in the shoulder. Shoulder pain can be the result of the following rotator cuff injuries:

Our Law Offices Serve All Of Southeast Massachusetts – Initial Consultations Are Always Free

No matter where you are located in Southeast Massachusetts, we are just a phone call away.   You can contact The Law Offices of Gerald J. Noonan to schedule a free no-obligation case review and consultation at (508) 588-0422 and you will have taken your first step to find out how best to obtain civil justice and compensation for your injuries.  You can also click here to use our Free Case Evaluation Form.

Our knowledgeable and experienced Greater Boston Car Accident Lawyer at the Law Offices of Gerald J. Noonan are available to assist clients throughout all of Southeast Massachusetts, including but not limited to Brockton, Taunton, Bridgewater, Easton, Norton, Randolph, Holbrock, Abington, Hingham, Quincy, Plymouth, Marshfield, Attleboro, Braintree, Rockland, Hanover, Duxbury, Whitman, Hanson, Halifax Middleborough, Raynham, Mansfield, Avon, Canton, Stoughton and all smaller cities and rural areas in Southern Massachusetts. We also serve the counties of Plymouth, Norfolk, Bristol, Massachusetts.


Free Legal Consultation, Brockton Accident Attorneys

Related posts:

Fractured Proximal Humerus (Broken Arm)
Five percent of all fractures involve the proximal humerus. People sixty-five years and older sustain more proximal humerus fractures than any other k...
Broken Shoulder Blade (Scapula Fracture)
Scapula fractures represent less than one percent of all fracture injuries. That is because a great amount of force is usually required in order to ca...
Labral SLAP Tear (Shoulder Socket Injuries)
The shoulder joint socket is very shallow and therefore unstable. The glenoid is the part of the shoulder blade (scapula) that makes up the socket. Th...
Biceps Tendon Tear At The Shoulder
The biceps muscle and tendon are located at the front upper arm. The biceps helps stabilize the shoulder and allows the arm to bend at the elbow. The...
Shoulder Injuries
The shoulder is one of the most movable and mobile joints in the body. Whether it's swinging a golf club, shooting a basketball, combing your hair, br...
Torn Labrum (Shoulder Socket Injuries)
The shoulder joint socket is very shallow and therefore unstable. The glenoid is the part of the shoulder blade (scapula) that makes up the socket. Th...
Bursitis/Subacromial Bursitis
The shoulder is comprised of three main bones. The humerus (upper arm bone), Scapula (shoulder blade) and Clavicle (collar bone) all merge to form a b...
Fractured or Broken Sternum - Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Seeking Compensation for Your Injury
The most common symptoms of a sternum fracture are pain, spasms, and tenderness of the chest. Moving, coughing, sneezing, and breathing make pain wors...