Facial injuries can be one of the most traumatic aspects of a car crash. Damage to facial features can cause difficult and painful disabilities. In addition, scars and disfigurement of the face can greatly affect your appearance and result in traumatic psychological repercussions for which you should be fully compensated.
Founded in 1982 in Fort Worth, Berenson Injury Law is dedicated exclusively to auto and truck accident recovery. We handle complex claims, including injuries to the scalp, forehead, eyes, nose, cheek, jaw, bones, and skin of the face. If your face was injured in a car, motorcycle, bicycle, or pedestrian accident, we can fight to help you recover the maximum possible damages.Eye injuries
The impact of your face hitting a hard object during an auto accident can cause broken eye socket bones or hemorrhaging within your eyeball. A foreign object may also pierce your cornea or cut the surrounding tissues. These injuries may result in visual disturbances or temporary or permanent reduction in sight.Nose injuries
A fracture can leave your nose permanently bent or crooked. You might also suffer from a deviated nasal septum, difficulties breathing, changes to smell, chronic nasal stuffiness, and increased sinus infections.Jawbone injuries
A car or truck accident is a leading cause of mandible fracture and dislocation. In the short-term, you may have difficulty eating, breathing, and speaking. To support healing, your surgeon may wire your jaw shut, which can lead to complications in oral health and hygiene. Trauma to the jaw often causes temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which can result in chronic headaches, neck pain, and teeth grinding.Burns
Any level burn to the face is considered serious because of the higher risk of complications and the greater difficulty in treating the injury. Burn treatments may include multiple reconstructive surgeries and skin grafts. When recovering for financial damages, our firm also advocates for compensation for the emotional effect of facial scars and the cost of plastic surgery and rehabilitation.Lacerations
Although improvements in windshield glass design and seat belt restraints have reduced facial injuries associated with ejection, facial lacerations remain one of the most common types of car crash injuries. Flying debris and glass shards from shattered side or rear windows pose a threat to the vehicle’s driver and passengers.Recover damages for scars and disfigurement
Facial injuries can have a dramatic, lasting effect on your life. In addition to disabilities and potential complications, you may experience psychological and emotional trauma due to the highly visual nature of facial scars and disfigurement.
Insurance companies often try to claim that facial scars and disfigurement are cosmetic or not covered by their policies. However scars can affect the flexibility and movement of the surrounding tissue and underlying organs in addition to devastating psychological and emotional consequences.
Insurance companies also often claim that broken teeth are a separate uncovered dental issue despite the serious impact oral injuries can have on your ability to eat, talk, and breathe and the increased risks of infections.
Mr. Berenson demands that you be allowed to have all therapy, surgery, prescriptions, and medical treatment you need after a car crash. He fights to make you whole, which includes recovery of your appearance as well as your health. You have the right to damages related to scars and disfigurement, including
- Physical pain and disability
- Psychological and emotional trauma including depression and anxiety
- Loss of wages during recovery
- Reduced earning potential in the future
- Cosmetic surgery
- Diminished quality of life
As with other types of damages, you must prove that the accident caused your facial scars and disfigurement. During your medical examinations, your doctor will evaluate your scars and any medical impact they may have on your health.
You should also maintain a photographic journal of your scars and the healing process. Mr. Berenson can use these pictures to demonstrate the length of the healing process and compare these pictures to images taken before your accident. We introduce any counseling you receive as evidence of psychological and emotional trauma and use your own testimony to prove the impact your facial injuries and scars has had on your quality of life.Recover for facial injuries and scars caused by a Dallas-Fort Worth accident
Attorney Bill Berenson can help make you whole after a car crash. Schedule a free case evaluation to learn more about recovering for your facial injuries and resulting scarring, disfigurement, and disabilities. Your first consultation with him is free and your case is handled pursuant to our contingency fee plan, which means that you only pay fees and legal expenses when you recovery your damages.