Oftentimes, traumatic injuries result in permanent injuries, like scarring and disfigurement. Even if it is minor, visible scarring and disfigurement can be embarrassing. In some cases, disfigurement can affect a person’s life over time, depriving them of certain jobs and the overall ability to enjoy their lives.
When scarring or disfigurement occurs in a visible place, such as the face or neck, the jury often views these as more harmful than those that are not easily visible, in locations like the stomach or back. No matter where your scarring or disfigurement injury may be, attorneys at the Cochran Firm understand the pain and suffering that can occur. Our experienced personal injury lawyers can help make sure you receive the compensation that you deserve, from the responsible party. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation on your scarring and disfigurement case.
Scars form when the dermis (deep, thick layer of skin) is damaged. During the healing process, the body forms new collagen fibers to mend that damage back together, resulting in a scar. When a scar is visible, the wound has completely healed.
Disfigurement is the condition of having one’s appearance deeply and persistently harmed medically. This is when a person has a burn, scar, skin texture, missing body limb, or a body part that is differently shaped that affects a person’s appearance.
Whether it is from a car accident, heavy machinery accident, animal attack, burn, or amputation scarring and disfigurement can cause many difficulties that are intangible. Scarring and disfigurement injuries can not only cause cosmetic embarrassment but also inflexibility depending on what area of the body is affected, loss of mobility, nerve sensitivity, and physiological and emotional distress. It can also cause a person to lose their self-esteem, resulting in the loss of friends and even potential partners.
If you have suffered scars and disfigurement due to the negligence of another party, you may be able to submit a claim against that party for compensatory damages you have suffered. If you can prove that your scarring and disfigurement is directly due to the party’s negligence, that party may be held responsible for any corrective damages as well.
The compensation amount is dependent on which body part is affected by scarring and disfigurement, how severe the injury is (including deepness and length), and how the injury will impact a victim’s quality of life. Depending on these circumstances, you may be entitled to:
At The Cochran Firm, our trusted attorneys have what it takes to fight for the compensation you deserve. We understand how devastating scarring and disfigurement can be and how they can affect one’s life. If you or a loved one have suffered from either scarring or disfigurement, contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys today.