SLAP Tear Injuries in Albuquerque Car Accidents


February 3, 2023

 by Caruso Law Offices, P.C. | 

Albuquerque Car Accident Lawyers Explain Shoulder Injuries: SLAP Tear Injuries

There are many different injuries that victims of motor vehicle accidents can sustain. Orthopedic injuries are some of the most common types of injuries that a motor vehicle accident victim can sustain, with shoulder injuries being particularly common. Shoulder injuries can range from mild to debilitating. A SLAP tear in a car accident in Albuquerque is a type of injury commonly seen in victims who have been hurt in a motor vehicle accident. This is due to the fact that a seatbelt typically lies directly on the shoulder joint in a collision which can cause extreme pressure, pulling, yanking, or powerful movement which can tear or pull at joint. While there are some shoulder injuries that may heal overtime without any invasive interventions, our Albuquerque car accident lawyers know that a SLAP tear in a car accident unfortunately often requires surgical intervention due to cartilage damage.

That’s why at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., our team of skilled and knowledgeable professionals can help victims and their families recover compensation that they need for significant personal injuries in car crashes. This includes SLAP tears, which are tricky cases that can make it more difficult for victims and their families to recover compensation because defense lawyers and insurance adjusters will often argue that SLAP tears don’t always need surgery and a victim can “live with it.” We don’t think that is far, which is why we aggressively fight back to ensure a victim’s rights are well-protected. If you or a loved one have suffered a SLAP tear in car accident in Albuquerque, call our bodily injury law firm today.

SLAP Tear Injuries Explained

A SLAP tear is also referred to as “Superior Labrum Anterior and Posterior” tear. It causes damage to the cartilage in the ball and socket area of the shoulder. The cartilage that forms the ball and socket area is ripped or otherwise damaged. The cartilage is formed from the proximal end of the biceps longhead tendons, which ends the end of the biceps tendon that is closest to the center of your body.

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In more severe cases, the biceps tendon and the cartilage can become completely unattached if it is pulled off of the shoulder blade. Unfortunately, damage is usually widespread to the entire socket, creating instability of the arm, impaired range of motion, pain, and other symptoms.

Treatment for a SLAP Tear Shoulder Injury

Generally speaking, all SLAP tear injures require surgical intervention. Surgery typically involves removal of the injured tissue, improvement of vascularization by bringing more blood to that area by creating small cuts in the cartilage and tendon, and suture of the area for repair. While arthroscopic surgery may be considered minimally invasive, it is a surgery that requires multiple surgical incisions on the arm and shoulder as well as anesthesia. After surgery, victims often require prolonged physical therapy to help regain range of motion and reduce pain in the area.

Why You Should Hire an Albuquerque Car Accident Lawyer for SLAP Tear Injuries

Our Albuquerque car accident lawyers have experience in working with victims who have suffered a SLAP shoulder tear injury. We have successfully recovered victims compensation for their injury. We understand how insurance adjusters and defense attorneys may try to downplay a SLAP tear injury, stating that the surgery is minimally invasive and that victims make a full recovery. However, we understand that even though victims may recover range of motion and relief of pain, there is still damage and scarring that will never be reversed. SLAP tear symptoms can always return and a re-injury is always possible.

Our compassionate car accident lawyers are committed to helping victims recover the compensation they deserve for their injuries after a truck driver’s errors. We won’t recover any fees until we recover compensation for you, meaning that working with our firm is low-risk for any loss. Call our personal injury law firm today to learn how our lawyers can help you recover compensation.

Hire the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. For Your Shoulder Injury Case

Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., our compassionate and knowledgeable team of Albuquerque car accident lawyers have actual experience handling a SLAP tear in a car accident in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We can help you and your family recover compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and other damages. To learn more about your rights to compensation, call the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. to schedule a FREE consultation by dialing (505) 883-5000. We handle causes throughout New Mexico, including Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Roswell, Cuervo, Rio Rancho, Clovis, Farmington, Hobbs, Albuquerque where our office is located, and anywhere else throughout New Mexico.  We also have a second trucking accident office in California, serving those in Inland Empire and San Bernardino County, as well as those who have been catastrophically injured or wrongfully killed throughout California.  Please call to schedule for FREE appointment by dialing (505) 883-5000 or contact us through our website's easy to use and convenient contact form below.

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