The Devastation Associated with Severe Disfigurement Injuries
When an accident occurs, injuries can be devastating. The pain and suffering caused by someone else’s actions or negligence are always a burden. However, when an injury results in disfigurement, those affected often feel unable to escape from the trauma of their accident, and they may face years of medical treatment to try to reduce the visibility of their injury.
Facial injuries can be especially devastating because they often completely change not only a person’s physical appearance but also their internal concept of themselves. At McGehee ☆ Chang, Barnes, Landgraf, we understand just how devastating it is to carry the scars of an accident for a lifetime. We know that the financial burden of medical treatment can make it difficult to move forward, which is why we are dedicated to helping our clients get the compensation they deserve for a disfiguring personal injury.
Types of Accidents Resulting in Disfigurement
Disfigurement can be the result of many different types of accidents. However, when those accidents are caused by another party, the victim is often entitled to financial compensation. Some of the most common accidents that can cause a disfiguring injury include the following:
- Auto-pedestrian accidents
- Car wrecks
- Dog bites
- Large truck collisions
- Bicycle or motorcycle accidents
- Airbag deployment
- Workplace accidents
- Trip and falls
While other parts of the body may be injured during one of the above accidents, when the face is hurt, scarring can occur that can be significant enough to change the way a person looks. Debris from collisions or deploying airbags are often directed at the facial area, making the risk of injury even higher.
Common Disfiguring Injuries
Scars and other disfigurements can result from a wide range of injuries, and they can be challenging to treat. In many cases, reconstructive surgeries are required, though that is not always possible. The following are common types of injuries that can result in disfigurement:
- Bone fractures
- Eye injuries
- Injuries to the soft tissue of the face
The human face is very complicated and contains many small bones and tendons. When these tissues are injured, they may not heal properly. Even with on-going medical treatment, the physical impact of an accident may be present for a lifetime.
Obtaining Legal Assistance
The McGehee ☆ Chang, Barnes, Landgraf, team is ready to provide legal assistance to those who have suffered a disfiguring injury. Don’t suffer another injustice by being denied your legal rights. Call us today at 713-864-4000 for a free consultation.