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Shoulder Injuries

Orlando Shoulder Injury Attorneys

Trauma from Shoulder InjuriesInjuries from overuse or a singular trauma can cause great pain in your shoulder. Whether you have suffered a shoulder injury from a work-related repetitive motion or from an accident such as an auto collision, you may be entitled to compensation for your financial losses arising from the injury. An experienced attorney who focuses on personal injury law can help you determine whether anyone is legally responsible for your injury. An attorney will help you stand up to insurance companies to recover the greatest possible judgment. James O. Cunningham has practiced personal injury law for over 30 years.

Shoulder injuries often involve the delicate soft tissues that surround the joint. Your shoulder is a ball and socket type joint, and the soft tissues surrounding this bone structure are what make it work. Traumatic incidents like car or sporting accidents easily damage these muscles, ligaments and tendons.

For example, your rotator cuff, which helps hold the shoulder joint together and makes it flexible and functional, is made of soft tissues. A rotator cuff injury can occur from overuse in a repetitive motion or from an accident such as a slip and fall. When these muscles and tendons are irritated or damaged, the result is pain, weakness and loss of range of motion, especially in reaching overhead.

SLAP tears or SLAP lesions are injuries to the labrum, a piece of cartilage that surrounds the socket portion of the shoulder joint and helps keep the ball portion in place. A Superior Labrum Anterior to Posterior injury occurs when the tendon from the bicep to the labrum exerts too much pressure and tears the cartilage. Like rotator cuff injuries, SLAP tears can be caused by overuse or trauma. They can be very difficult to diagnose, and treatments such as physical therapy, steroid injections and other medications can quickly become expensive.

A separated shoulder, otherwise known as an AC separation, or acromioclavicular separation, is a tear in one or more of the tendons that connect the collarbone to the shoulder. This is usually a less serious injury, but pain, weakness and loss of movement can easily keep you from work or daily activities. Lost wages and the costs of extra help can start to add up.

Not all shoulder injuries affect just soft tissue. Falls and other accidents can fracture the bones in and around the shoulder. Collarbone fractures are a common type of shoulder fracture. A broken clavicle, or fractured collarbone, can take months to heal. In the meantime, you may lose wages and incur hefty medical bills.

If you have suffered a shoulder injury in Central Florida, the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. is here to help you. Call 407-425-2000 or toll free at 877-FL-INJURY to schedule a free consultation today.

Florida Personal Injury Office Locations

Main Office

Orlando Personal Injury Office:
3117 Edgewater Dr.
Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: 407-425-2000
Toll Free: 877-FL-INJURY
Fax: 407-843-8274

Seminole County

Lake Mary Office:
1001 Heathrow Park Lane
Suite 4001
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Phone: 407-487-4408

Osceola County

Kissimmee Office:
17 S. Orlando Ave.
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: 407-966-4408

Volusia County

Daytona Beach Office:
1301 Beville Rd., Suite 8
Daytona Beach, FL 32119
Phone: 386-243-4994

DeBary Office:
465 Summerhaven Drive, Suite C
DeBary, FL 32713
Phone: 386-320-3911

Deland Office:
Downtown Executive Center
120 South Woodland Blvd.
Deland, FL 32720
Phone: 386-206-1264

Citrus County

Inverness Office:
110 North Apopka Ave.
Inverness, FL 34453
Phone: 352-205-4341

Polk County

Lakeland Office:
1102 S. Florida Ave., Suite 104
Lakeland, FL 33803
Phone: 863-968-7551

Winter Haven Office:
325 Avenue A, N.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Phone: 863-968-7173

Hillsborough County

Tampa Office:
100 S. Edison St. Suite D
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-355-9772

Marion-Sumter Counties

The Villages Office:
3420 U.S. Hwy. 27/441
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
Phone: 352-419-0825

Lake County

Mt. Dora Office:
602 East 5th Ave.
Mt. Dora, FL 32757
Phone: 352-436-4696

Clermont Office:
900 W. Highway 50
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: 352-503-4674

Brevard County

Titusville Office:
506 S. Palm Ave.
Titusville, FL 32780
Phone: 321-222-7300

Cocoa Office:
96 Willard Street
Suite 206,
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 321-757-1373