One of the most psychologically devastating injuries is facial scarring. For obvious reasons, severe facial scars can have damaging ramifications on a person’s life. If you have been involved in a traumatic injury event and endured facial scarring because of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.
What Causes Facial Scars?
An impact injury can compromise the integrity of the facial skin, resulting in severe scarring. In a car crash, for example, the impact can crush the windshield and windows, causing the airborne glass to tear the face severely. You can also suffer extreme facial scars by colliding with the steering wheel, the dashboard, or other parts of the car. If the crash causes the car to catch on fire, it may cause second or third-degree burns that yield severe scarring.
What Is Facial Scarring?
It’s not just the injuries you can see. Severe facial scarring not only injures the skin and soft tissues but also injures the muscle and nerves underneath the skin. If this is the case, it may lead to unendurable physical pain or numbness in the scarred part of the face, which may also limit mobility. And of course, disfiguring facial scars can also produce severe depression in injury victims.
If you have suffered severe facial scarring, you must seek immediate medical attention. Based on the intensity of your scarring, the treatment options to repair or fade the scars on your face may consist of:
- Over-the-counter creams, gels, or ointments
- Skin grafting
- Tissue expansion
- Plastic (reconstructive) surgery, as shown in the photo accompanying this article
Call a Personal Injury Attorney to Pursue Compensation for Your Injuries
If you or a loved one has sustained severe facial scarring caused by the actions or negligence of someone else, you can trust us to take action against the negligent party. Our lawyers at Samples Ames PLLC can evaluate your case and help you recover compensation for current and future medical expenses, wage loss, future loss of earnings, disfigurement, loss of consortium, and the emotional, mental and physical pain you have endured.
Contact us today for a free case review. You can reach us by phone or text at 469-466-2600 and you can send us an email to [email protected].