Accidents that cause facial trauma can leave a victim with permanent damage and many will require facial reconstructive surgery to help lessen the devastating change to their appearance. Their vision and speech may also be permanently affected. Facial trauma can lead to fractured facial bones, such as a broken nose, broken jaw, and/or severed or lost nose, facial burns, and vision injuries.
About Facial Injuries
Facial scarring can cause much emotional distress because of the constant reminder the injured person faces each day. Whether it’s from a car accident, pedestrian accident, motorcycle accident, burn injury, or dog bite, permanent facial scars can make someone feel highly insecure, as this type of injury is nearly impossible to hide.
If you have been involved in an accident due to negligence or bitten by a dog, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your pain and suffering. Consult with an experienced attorney for help with your personal injury claim.
Getting Treatment for Serious Facial Injuries
After a facial injury accident, immediate medical treatment is critical to ensure the airway is open and not threatened by tissues or other objects. An airway that is compromised can be potentially deadly and can occur rapidly.
To remove material in the mouth, suction tools can be used and supplemental oxygen can be provided. If airways are threatened by facial fractures, bones can be moved back into place, which will reduce bleeding as well.
Long-term treatment can be very expensive. It is important to find plastic surgeons who are well trained at diagnosing and treating all types of facial injuries.
The Healing Process
Much of the healing process depends on the location and severity of the facial injury. The process of making a scar less visible is lengthy and can be very costly. Insurance may partially cover the cost of your treatment, but it does not cover cosmetic surgery.
You May Need an Injury Lawyer
If your injury is a result of a dog bite, you may be able to sue for compensation from the negligent party. If it was caused by a car accident, you can file a lawsuit.
When victims of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, or dog bites are left with serious facial lacerations, the assistance of an experienced attorney can help ensure they receive fair financial compensation from the liable party that will help pay for their specialized medical treatment. In addition to medical treatment, clients can seek compensation for lost wages, future last wages, and pain and suffering.
The Heslin Law Firm has decades of experience helping injury victims who suffer from serious facial scarring and disfigurement. Our personal injury law firm operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning if you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid. In our over 30 years of experience, we know and truly understand how difficult it is dealing with serious injuries due to negligence. On top of the physical and emotional pain, insurance companies can be extremely difficult to deal with.
When you hire our firm and experienced attorneys, we will perform an extensive investigation to determine who is at fault and what the best course of action may be. We will also keep you informed about your case every step of the way.
Request a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident and are unsure of how to proceed, call The Heslin Law Firm to schedule a free consultation. We’re located in Northeast Philadelphia conveniently near Roosevelt Boulevard. Call 215-332-0300.