Oakland Park car collisions can lead to scarring and many other injuries. Scars and lacerations can affect your appearance and sometimes your mobility, but unfortunately some car insurance companies may label scars and lacerations as “cosmetic” and may be unwilling to cover all needed medical treatment. Working with an Oakland Park car collision attorney at Flaxman Law Group can allow injured passengers and drivers in this type of situation seek compensation for their injuries and related costs.
Scarring and Oakland Park Car Collisions
Scarring and lacerations can happen in many ways during a car collision. During a crash, any object inside the car can become a projectile and can crash into passengers and the driver at high speeds. When laptop, phone, purse, or any object hits a person’s face at high speed, serious cuts, bruising, and permanent scars can result.
Breaking glass is a common cause of scarring after a car accident as well. While the glass in cars is made to resist breaking, it can break and cause cuts and lacerations in high-speed and head-on car collisions.
A more common cause of scarring involves impact. During a car collision, a passenger may be thrown towards a dashboard with enough force to cause cuts, even with an airbag present. If a passenger isn’t wearing a seatbelt, they can be thrown from the car and can travel some way along the rough surface of the road before coming to a complete stop. The contact with the road surface can cause severe scarring. In cases where a fire occurs as a result of the accident, burn injuries can also lead to scarring.
Living with Scarring
Scarring and long-term lacerations can be devastating. They can make patients feel self-conscious and can cause physical pain or even mobility issues, too, if the lacerations go beyond the layer of skin and into muscles and tendons. Unfortunately, some people are cruel and do not show empathy for people living with a serious injury, which can make life with serious scarring even more challenging.
Scarring can also be an expensive injury to sustain. Visits to specialists and even reconstructive surgeons may be needed, and some insurers are reluctant to cover these visits. For some scarring, multiple surgeries and skin grafts as well as rehabilitation and pain management may be needed. This can mean a process of months or years of recovery and expensive treatment.
If you have a job which requires you to face the public or if you are looking for a new job, scarring can impact your career and earnings potential. Unfortunately, hiring managers are not always kind when it comes to injuries. Even spending time seeking medical treatment can take you away from work for weeks at a time, affecting your earnings.
If you have sustained scars in a car collision anywhere in the Oakland Park area, contact Flaxman Law Group at 1-866-352-9626 (1-866-FLAXMAN) for a free consultation with an Oakland Park car collision claims attorney. Our team has more than six decades of combined experience and we can evaluate your situation to determine whether you may have a claim.