Face injuries from a car accident can be the most traumatizing type of personal injury to endure. Not only can facial injuries be painful, but they can also result in scarring and disfigurement that can drastically change the way you look. This can cause a person to suffer emotionally and develop severe body negativity and depression.
Unfortunately, car accident face injuries are quite common. As experienced Kentucky car accident attorneys, we see a lot of clients with facial injuries and understand how devastating it can be to suffer such an injury. Though no amount of money can ever compensate for the pain and suffering of a scarring facial injury, our legal team is dedicated to helping our clients get the full and fair compensation they deserve so they can pay for their medical treatments and other damages and move on as comfortably as possible.
Facial Injuries and Car Accidents
A face injury is not something to take lightly. Minor scratches and bruising might only require at-home care and rest, but mild to severe facial injuries often require immediate medical attention. If left untreated, a face injury could get worse and result in complications and lasting damage. Even facial injuries that are treated can still leave behind permanent scarring and disfigurement.
Unfortunately, not everyone has the money to afford expensive medical care. Still, if you suffer a face injury, it’s best to seek care right away and worry about the bills later, especially if you were injured in a car accident. After you seek treatment, you can file a personal injury claim if your injuries are the result of someone else’s negligence, and the settlement you are awarded can help you pay for your medical bills in addition to other damages.
We see a significant number of car accident claims that are for facial injuries as they are so common. And some of the most common of these facial injuries include:
- Facial bone fractures
- Eye injuries
- Lacerations and bruising
- Facial deformities
- Facial burns
- Facial soft tissue injuries
Recovering Compensation for a Face Injury
As mentioned above, when you are injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, you have a right to file a personal injury claim to recover damages. Injury claims are especially crucial for face injury victims because not only can these injuries cause severe pain and require expensive treatments, but they can also leave you physically disfigured and scarred, which is something you also deserve to be compensated for.
However, when you file a claim, there is no way to initially know upfront how much money you will be awarded. Personal injury settlements are not predetermined or set based on the type of injury sustained. Numerous factors can affect a claim and how much money the victim will be awarded, including:
- Cost of medical treatment
- Loss of income
- Reduced future earning potential
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- How the injury has impacted the victim’s quality of life
- Suffering due to scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of companionship
Because a facial injury can result in severe scarring and disfigurement and thus can increase a person’s emotional and physical suffering, their case should be worth more money. Essentially, the more your life is affected by your injury, the more money you deserve.
However, even if a victim deserves a high settlement, there is no guarantee that they will get what they deserve. Insurance companies are known for finding ways to reduce settlement amounts to avoid having to pay too much money. This is why it is so important for car accident victims to work with an attorney.
With an attorney on your side, you will have a professional supporting you who knows the ins and outs of the law and how best to present your case and fight against insurers to ensure you are awarded the full and fair settlement you need and deserve. They can also help alleviate the stress of handling the case and can do most of the hard work for you so you can focus on getting the treatment you need and recovering from your injury.
Trust McCoy & Sparks—Premier Personal Injury Attorneys in Central Kentucky
While our team of legal experts cannot guarantee a specific settlement amount, what we can promise is that we will fight hard to protect your rights. We understand how stressful and traumatizing it can be to handle a personal injury case while also dealing with a potentially life-altering car accident face injury. As such, we are dedicated to helping our clients get the care and support they need and fighting to get them the compensation they deserve.
Recognized as one of Central Kentucky’s best law firms for over a decade and counting, McCoy & Sparks represents thousands of clients in Central Kentucky with a focus on providing premium service and delivering superior results. Our goal is to develop a strategy that best serves your personal needs to help you achieve the best possible outcome.
You owe us nothing unless we recover compensation for you. Make the right call to (844) 4KY-WINS for a risk-free consultation with one of our attorneys today.