Insurance companies often attempt to deny claims of rotator cuff injuries after automobile accidents in Arizona. Far too often, these insurance companies attempt to avoid payment to someone who has suffered a rotator cuff injury by pointing out that there is medical literature that shows that the most common cause of rotator cuff injuries is from repetitive use. In other words, most rotator cuff injuries, according to published reports, in some places indicate that rotator cuff injuries do not usually come from one significant serious traumatic event such as a car accident.
However, as skilled Arizona car accident attorneys, we see many rotator cuff injuries in auto accidents. We also see in other situations where there is an outstretched hand or some other unusual twisting or movement of the arm that causes a rotator cuff tear by injuring the rotator cuff tendons.
As personal injury lawyers in Arizona, it is very important that we go beyond just the legal aspects and understand some of the medical aspects our clients confront. It is through this knowledge and experience that we are able to point out to the insurance companies that in fact, there is a traumatic injury.
The same applies to when an insurance company continues to fight and deny the obvious. Information has been shown to juries that demonstrate that when a rotator cuff tear occurs to somebody under 60 years old, that in fact it is usually a traumatic injury. In those cases, it becomes much easier to fight for and correlate the injury to the underlying car accident.
It is not surprising to see insurance companies and defense lawyers deny claims for rotator cuff injuries. In fact, it is not uncommon to see them deny any claim. Their job is to try to avoid paying fair compensation in many situations. It is the job of an experienced Phoenix personal injury lawyer to make sure fair compensation is awarded to the person who has a right to recover money damages for the money losses (and other losses) they have suffered as a result of somebody else’s negligence.
It is unfortunate that it takes retaining a lawyer to receive that compensation. However, in most situations, for somebody with a rotator cuff tear or any other injury that is likely to be disputed by an insurance company or a defense corporation, a personal injury lawyer is the only realistic hope of receiving full and fair compensation.