Compensation for Disfigurement and Severe Scarring
It comes as no surprise that people suffer severe and life-threatening injuries as a result of being involved in accidents. There are plenty of ways you can seriously hurt yourself like traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. However, there are plenty of injuries that may not threaten the lives involved in accidents but still cause severe damages to those that suffer them. One way that people can suffer because of accident injuries is through severe disfigurement and scarring. True enough, sustaining intense changes to your appearance in the way of scarring and other forms of disfigurement can cause immense emotional and mental trauma but it can cause damage to accident victims in other ways as well.
Seeking Compensation for Disfigurement
Many people may be unsure if they can seek compensation for injuries that resulted in their disfigurement or scarring but it definitely possible that you can seek a settlement to pay for damages related to this. Disfigurement can lead to a number of issues and as long as you can quantify and justify these damages as well as prove that those liable for your injuries were negligent and caused the accident then you may have a case. Personal injury law allows for people that have suffered because of negligence to seek settlements from those responsible for their injuries.
When considering seeking compensation for the disfigurement injuries that you have suffered, you should absolutely talk to an attorney about your case. An experienced personal injury attorney can provide invaluable insight and resources when it comes to your claim. Handling a case on your own can lead to the insurance company taking advantage of your inexperience and lack of knowledge and your claim’s value might be reduced. Dolman Law Group offers free consultations to those involved in serious accidents caused by a liable party’s negligence. To schedule your free consultation, either call our St. Petersburg office at (727) 222-6922 or contact us online.
Injuries that Cause Disfigurement and Severe Scarring
Many accidents may involve exposure to fire, high-temperature substances, or caustic substances that can inflict severe burns on those involved. These burns not only can put someone’s life in jeopardy and inflict damage on the body but they can also leave those affected with extensive scarring. Depending on the degree of the burn, a person can have scarring that may consist of discoloration and a mark where they were wounded and in third-degree burn scenarios they can suffer severe disfigurement where features can be burned away or scarred to the point they are unrecognizable.
Accidents may sometimes include injuries where an accident victim is cut very badly. An accident victim could suffer many small lacerations or one very deep large one but these lacerations can heal up only to leave terrible scars on a person’s body.
A bone fracture can often prove to be fairly mild in comparison to many other potential injuries that can be sustained in an accident. While they are rarely life-threatening, a bone fracture can occur in the face and affect their facial structure and disfigure their appearance.
In our society, we place a great deal of value on smiles and consequently the condition of our teeth. Accident injuries can include damage to our teeth and mouths. People can either lose teeth due to physical trauma, have teeth chipped, dislocated, etc.
Soft Tissue Injuries
Trauma to the face can lead to soft tissue injuries that consist of damage to the muscles and tendons in the face. This kind of damage can result in disfigurement but also affect a person’s ability to make facial expressions and control parts of their face.
Damages Caused by Disfigurement and Severe Scarring
Disfigurement is typically not life-threatening but that doesn’t mean that it can’t have severe consequences for a person’s life. A person that has suffered severe disfigurement can have it affect their job and career prospects in many ways. Personal appearance is a very important aspect of many careers and suffering something like vicious third-degree burns to your face can have an impact on performance and your ability to find work. There are ways to help correct severe disfigurement and scarring with plastic surgery but this can be quite expensive which prompts many to seek compensation for these costs with a personal injury claim.
Disfigurement and severe scarring naturally inflict a great deal of emotional damage upon those affected. There is a great deal of pain that comes with seeing your body severely scarred and having your appearance changed in a negative way. People that suffer severe disfigurements as a result of an accident can end up developing mental issues that can interfere with their life. Depression, anxiety, and even post-traumatic stress disorder are a few of the psychological issues that can come with the shock of being disfigured or severely scarred by accident injuries.
Accidents That May Result in Disfigurement and Severe Scarring
- Car and other motor vehicle accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Dog bites and other animal attacks
- Industrial accidents
Seek an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident and suffered injuries that have left you severely disfigured and/or scarred then do not hesitate to contact Dolman Law Group about a free consultation on your claim. Our experienced attorneys are ready to hear about your case and can offer valuable insight on your pursuit of compensation.
Dolman Law Group has been representing injured accident victims successfully for years. Our lawyers have the skill, experience, and resources to help ensure your claim has the best chance possible at getting you the compensation that you not only need but deserve as well. Regardless of the path a case takes, we will always aggressively pursue the best possible outcome. Call the Dolman Law Group in St. Petersburg at (727) 222-6922 or fill out an online contact form for a free consultation to learn your rights when seeking compensation through a personal injury claim.
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