Settlements for Facial Injury Victims
Many types of accidents can lead to serious facial injuries and trauma to the face. Regardless of the exact cause of the accident, it's important to protect your legal rights after suffering an injury that could last for years, decades, or even the rest of your life.
Facial injuries are very common in auto accidents, dog & animal attacks, bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and more. The initial medical treatment alone for injuries to a person's face is often very costly, and the expenses of long-term medical care or plastic surgery to revise scarring and improve the chances of a full recovery can threaten an injured victim's financial future.
Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney can help facial injury victims recover fair compensation for their injuries, medical bills, lost wages, expected future medical treatment, and more. The award-winning attorneys at Davis Law Group have represented facial injury victims involved in varying types of accidents for more than 20 years and can help you learn more about your legal rights and options after an accident.
Common Types of Facial Injuries
Facial nerve injuries are among the most serious type of injuries we see from accident victims. Fractured facial bones (broken nose, upper or lower jaw, or eye socket), avulsed (broken) teeth, severed or lost nose, deep lacerations, facial burns, and/or vision injuries are also very common.
This kind of facial trauma can lead to permanent cosmetic scarring and disfigurement requiring multiple facial reconstruction surgeries, plastic surgeries, scar revision treatments or facial prosthetics. Many victims have a lasting or permanent change in their appearance and such injuries can also permanently impact vision and speech.
Treatment for Serious Facial Injuries
The proper treatment of facial injuries is critical. Victims need to have excellent emergency care, acute treatment, long-term reconstruction, rehabilitation care, or custom prosthetics.
It is important to find otolaryngologists and/or plastic surgeons who are well-trained oral and maxillofacial surgery and are proficient at diagnosing and treating all types of facial lacerations. These kinds of care can be very expensive.
Psychological Impact of Facial Trauma
Injuries to the face, by their very nature, impart a high degree of emotional trauma, and effect a person’s general self-assurance and the ability to self-confidently socialize. Victims of facial trauma often require psychological treatment as well as physical treatment for their injuries.
Legal Help for Facial Trauma Victims
Victims of these serious facial trauma injuries almost always need the assistance of an attorney to ensure that they get the fair financial compensation that help can pay for the kind of specialized medical treatment that they require.
In addition to enormous medical bills they are entitled to compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering and compensation for specialized assistance such in-home care or seeing-eye dogs.
Davis Law Group has a great deal of experience working with injury victims who suffer from major facial injuries and disfigurement. The most common cause of severe facial injuries are car accidents, falls and dog bites, although other types of serious accidents can also cause these types of injuries. We have a special relationship with our clients who have suffered facial disfigurement because we know and understand how to offer legal assistance in a way that is also sensitive to the special psychological needs of facial injury victims.
If you or a loved one suffers from facial trauma, maxillofacial disfigurement and scars due to an injury accident in Seattle or anywhere in Washington State contact Davis Law Group at 206-727-4000 for a free legal consultation.