Beyond the physical pain, severe scarring and disfigurement from an accident can result in lifelong emotional and psychological pain. Social lives can be ruined. Career opportunities may be diminished. Self-esteem may be destroyed. When the scarring or disfigurement occurs on the face of a child, the lifelong result can be catastrophic.
When a person suffers severe scarring or disfigurement, numerous hardships may follow, including lifelong emotional pain. Scarring and disfigurement can cause a loss in the quality of life, can decrease self-esteem, result in psychological damage and much, much more.
Damages can be recovered for this catastrophic injury. It is extremely important to seek an experienced personal injury lawyer with experience in scar and disfigurement cases. There are many forms of damages’. A few are listed below.
Special damages cover economic losses, such as lost wages, lost future earning capacity, career diminishment, and medical expenses. These are actual losses that a scarring victim can suffer, because of the bias that exists out in the “real world” against disfigured people.
General damages including emotional distress, pain and suffering, loss of the companionship of a family member or loved one, loss of consortium, and more.
Punitive damages are damages mean purely to punish the defendant. They are awarded in particularly egregious cases.
If you’ve been injured due to another’s negligence and have become disfigured or scarred because of it, you should seek the guidance of an experienced personal injury lawyer.
Causes of Scarring and Disfigurement
Some examples of accidents that can lead to scarring and disfigurement include:
If you or a member of your family has been in an accident that resulted in scarring or disfigurement, you know that the damages go beyond mere money. You may be entitled to full and fair compensation to pay for medical expenses as well punitive damages that take into account your emotional pain and loss. Zachar Law Firm in Phoenix, Arizona, is recognized as one of the region’s leading personal injury litigation firms. For over 21 years, attorney Christopher Zachar has been fighting to protect the rights and interests of victims of negligence.
At Zachar Law Firm, we believe that preparing a case to win a maximum settlement or jury verdict requires a sophisticated understanding of evidence, including using independent professional resources such as medical experts and financial specialists. By preparing every disfigurement and scar injury case to win in court, opposing insurance lawyers know how serious Zachar Law Firm is about seeking full and fair compensation for our injured clients.
Contact our offices for a free consultation about your scarring accident or disfigurement injury. We handle all scar/disfigurement injury cases on a contingency basis, including covering the cost of investigation, as well as preparation for winning at trial.