It doesn’t take much for a motorcycle rider to flip over his handlebars and land directly on his shoulders during an accident. A simple tap on the bumper from a large truck or bus is enough to send a biker to the ground, and then to the hospital. Unfortunately, shoulders aren’t offered much protection and can become seriously injured when involved in a motorcycle accident.

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome Is a Serious Problem

Shoulder impingement syndrome prevents your shoulder from moving and operating properly. As a result, your entire life could be turned upside down because of someone else’s negligence. Some important things to be aware of include:

  • The anatomy of shoulder impingement syndrome. In a healthy shoulder, rotator cuff tendons and bursa move smoothly and don’t interfere with each other. In a shoulder that has impingement syndrome, however, the tendons are trapped and compressed during movement, causing pain and a decreased range of motion.
  • Causes of shoulder impingement syndrome. One of the most common causes of this issue is repetitive movement over a long period of time. After a while, the shoulder components simply become worn and just don’t work as well as they should. An injury to those parts of the shoulder can also cause impingement. For instance, if you land on your shoulder after getting knocked off of your bike by a careless driver, the tendons, bursa, and bone can become compromised and cause the painful syndrome.

Allow Us to Take Some of the Pressure Off Your Shoulders

You have a lot on your plate right now: dealing with the pain, going to the doctor’s office for treatment, trying to go to work, and so on. You shouldn’t have to worry about how you’re going to pay for medical bills or vehicle repairs; however, the attorneys of Johnson and Gilbert want to do that for you. Contact us today to learn how we have helped many victims of motorcycle accidents in Daytona Beach get the compensation they deserve, and how we may be able to do the same for you.