When a car accident or dog bite injury results in lacerations, the immediate concerns of family members and medical personnel are likely to be to:
- Stop the bleeding
- Save the person's life
- Repair the wound with stitches, promote healing and prevent infection
- Manage pain
- Deal with lifestyle inconveniences such as missing school or work
Beyond the obvious medical and practical consequences of an accident that leave open wounds, there will be bills to pay. A prolonged recovery time may be necessary for physical and psychological healing.
At Ted B. Lyon & Associates, we are committed to helping injured people obtain compensation. For a free consultation, call us at 866-576-3748.
Wounds May Leave an Accident Victim With Scars
The recovery may go well except for one huge exception: Scars and disfigurement may leave an accident victim with a life permanently changed for the worse. This is one reason it is important not to settle an injury claim too soon. It is important to take the time and effort necessary to understand long-term effects as well as legal options. If someone else's negligence caused an accident that scarred and disfigured someone else, a personal injury claim or lawsuit may be appropriate. Proceeds from a lawsuit can provide the injured person an opportunity to recover compensation that takes into account:
- Necessary plastic surgery, perhaps more than once
- Psychological side effects, including possible depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Social consequences of scarring and disfigurement, such as loss of personal and professional opportunities
What to Do When Scarring and Disfigurement Seem Likely After a Serious Accident
You are likely focused on helping your injured family member get emergency medical care after a car crash or other serious accident. This is natural. However, keep in mind that actions you take soon after a dog bite incident or car accident can make a great difference. Gather as much evidence as you can, such as names and contact information of eyewitnesses. Remember that a personal injury lawyer can help you use good evidence to improve your chances of recovering maximum compensation.
Contact a Mesquite Facial Scar Injury Attorney
The Law Firm of Ted B. Lyon & Associates welcomes your inquiry after a serious injury that is likely to cause scarring and disfigurement. We serve the entire Dallas area. For scarring and disfigurement cases, our attorneys look at long-term losses as well as short-term medical expenses.
Call 866-576-3748 or contact us by email to schedule a free consultation. Our Texas personal injury attorneys can represent you on a contingency fee basis. We can visit you in your home or hospital if necessary.