Philadelphia Scar Lawyer
Personal injuries can take a number of different forms: burns, brain injuries, broken bones, soft tissue damage, spinal cord injuries, eye injuries, etc. All of these injuries have the capacity to cause a great deal of physical pain and suffering. But few injuries cause so much emotional anguish as facial scars. Facial scars constantly remind the injured person about the traumatic event that caused the scar – be it a car accident, a motorcycle accident, a pedestrian accident, a bicycle accident, a truck crash, a construction accident, a burn injury or a dog bite. The daily reminder of the traumatic accident or a dog bite and social stigma associated with permanent facial scars can make the injured person suffer continuous shame, insecurity, emotional pain and anguish. If you have been the victim of an accident or a dog bite that left a facial scar, you are entitled to fair compensation for physical pain and emotional suffering associated with your scarring.
Facial scarring is a mark left after a wound to the skin has occurred. The severity of the scar is partially based upon whether the injury is to the outer layer of the skin, the epidermis, or the thick layer of skin, the dermis. If the injury is only to the outer layer, the scar is not as severe as if the injury occurs to the thick layer of the skin.
Healing process usually depends on the cause of the injury, severity of the scar, the injured person's age and the location of the scar. The cost of making the scar less visible is a lengthy one. In many cases, scars require several procedures, injections and reconstructive surgeries. The cost of medical treatment of a scar is usually very high. Medical insurance may cover the treatment partially, but does not extend coverage to cosmetic procedures necessary to repair more severe scars. If an accident, a burn or a dog bite left you with a scar, you may qualify for compensation from the party who caused the accident. If you have been in a car accident where the other driver's negligence caused the accident and your injuries, you may recover money damages by filing a civil lawsuit. The Lassen Law Firm handled a particular case where the client who was involved in a car accident was catapulted out of her seat into the windshield after the car collided with another vehicle. When the windshield glass broke, it caused deep cuts to the client's face, forehead and hairline which left permanent facial scars. Based upon estimations of costs obtained from a cosmetic surgeon, the Lassen Law Firm immediately began rigorous negotiations with the at-fault driver's automobile insurance company. Three months after the filing of the claim, the case settled for $300,000.
A high settlement or money award is important because it may help the injured client hire one of the top plastic surgeons to work on the facial scars.