Disfigurement & Scarring Injuries
An injury attorney can advise you that victims of accidents can recover damages from negligent parties for a number of reasons, including for any disfigurement that was suffered as the result of the accident. One form of disfigurement that is often overlooked is scarring.
Scarring is a serious issue for many. Scars can cause mobility problems and have a serious psychological impact on those forced to live with them. Scarring can also cause chronic pain that can impact all aspects of a person’s day-to-day life. Most people can look at scars on their bodies and identify exactly how they obtained the injuries. For a person who suffered scarring injuries a traumatic accident at the hands of a careless individual, recalling a tragic accident can be extremely painful.
Severe scarring can have a major impact on almost every area of your life. Visible scars make some people uncomfortable and can cause you to miss opportunities that you may have otherwise had if your scar had not existed. Scars can also carry a social stigma, with victims receiving uncomfortable stares and unwarranted judgment. Scars also impact the way a person looks. Serious scarring can affect the way a person views their level of attractiveness, severely impairing his or her self-esteem. These are all considered forms of “non-financial loss” for which accident victims can recover financial compensation under California law.
Scarring is not something that is often considered at the outset of treating an injury. But for serious injuries, scarring can be a significant issue. An experienced injury attorney will be able to anticipate any scarring that you may have as a result of your injuries and will seek compensation for the non-financial losses you are likely to incur.
Under California law, you have a right to receive compensation for injuries that occur as the result of someone else’s negligence. The degree and severity of the injury are relevant when determining the amount for which you can be compensated. Many people try to incorrectly gauge whether or not their injury is severe enough to warrant a lawsuit. A knowledgeable disfigurement attorney can help you make such a determination and pursue all available claims on your behalf.
At the Banafshe Law Firm, P.C., we help individuals recover just compensation for scarring injuries sustained in all types of serious accidents. If you will be forced to live the rest of your life with scars as a result of any of the following, we encourage you to contact us promptly for a free consultation:
Unlike medical expenses, the costs of permanent scarring cannot be quantified by adding up your doctor’s bills and the expected future costs of necessary treatment. Instead, calculating just compensation for scarring requires a comprehensive understanding of how your scars will impact the rest of your life.
When you choose the Banafshe Law Firm, P.C. for your personal injury claim, our attorneys will work with you one-on-one to understand the non-financial effects of your injuries and determine how much you are entitled to recover. Over the years, we have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients’ non-financial losses, and we can use our experience to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.
If you have been injured in an accident that was no fault of your own, our experienced injury attorney can help you fight to get the compensation that you deserve. Call the Banafshe Law Firm, P.C. today at 310-273-7300 or use our contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation initial consultation.
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