Car collisions can lead to many devastating injuries, but facial injuries tend to cause especial emotional distress. The legal team at Flaxman Law Group has helped many plaintiffs with Cooper City facial injury claims and have seen first-hand what the road to recovery looks like.
Types of Facial Injuries
In a car collision, passengers and drivers can impact with the dashboard or can sustain facial injury from anything inside the car which can become a projectile. During a car accident, it is common for flying glass and debris to impact the face and if someone is thrown from the vehicle their face may be injured when they collide with a roadway or other solid surface. More rarely, a fire inside the car can result in injuries to the face.
Facial injuries caused by car crashes can include:
- Eye injury
- Dental injury
These injuries can not only affect the appearance of a person, but also function. An eye injury, for example, can result in scarring but also vision loss or impairment. Deep scarring can affect the look of a face but can also affect speech if the scarring is deep enough to affect the muscles and therefore the mobility of the face.
Recovering from a Facial Injury
After a car accident involving a facial injury, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. Not only can prompt treatment help potentially limit scarring, but doctors can also test patients for eye injury and head injury.
The road to healing often includes treatments such as skin grafts and surgery. While there has been progress made in reconstructive surgery, car collision survivors often find that these surgeries and treatments are quite expensive and some insurance companies, including car insurance and health insurance providers classify such processes as “cosmetic” or “nonessential,” which can make it harder to access such treatments.
Chronic pain is also often a concern for patients who have suffered a facial injury. Many facial injuries, including any injuries to the eyes, teeth and face structure can be very painful, in part because of the many nerve endings in this part of the body. Patients may need pain medication and ongoing pain management.
One of the most devastating parts of a facial injury is the emotional impact. Discrimination and social stigma are real concerns for those who have suffered obvious face injuries in a car collision. Some survivors find their careers and relationships suffer due to other people’s reactions to their injuries, or they find their own mental health suffers due to the stress of other people’s reactions.
Cooper City Facial Injury Claims
If you have suffered a facial injury in a car collision, it’s important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney. These cases are complex and the treatments may be expensive. Under Florida law, if someone’s negligence resulted in your injuries, you may have a claim and may seek compensation which can help pay for lost wages, medical treatment and therapy.
After a facial injury, it becomes especially important to seek compensation because some of the treatments you may need, including skin grafts, surgery, counseling, and pain management, may not be covered by your insurer. An attorney can pursue coverage for these costs so you can pay for the highest-quality care and for the support you need to really heal.
If you have suffered an injury to any part of your face in a traffic accident in South Florida, contact Flaxman Law Group at 1-866-352-9626 (1-866-FLAXMAN) for a free consultation with a Cooper City facial injury claims attorney. Our legal team has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of thousands of people who have been injured. We can evaluate how much your potential claim may be worth.