Picking up from Personal Injury Lawsuits for Disfigurement and Scarring (Part 1), the following is some further information regarding disfigurement and scarring injuries. While Part 1 of this blog discussed the effects of these injuries and how compensation for them is generally awarded when personal injury lawsuits are filed, here in Part 2, we will focus on presenting specific types and causes of scarring and disfigurement injuries.
Types of Scarring and Disfigurement Injuries
Some of the specific types of scarring or disfigurement injuries include (but are not limited to):
- Loss of fingers and/or toes
- Loss of hands and/or feet
- Loss of an arm and/or leg (or the partial loss of these limbs)
- Loss of an eye and/or ear
- Severe burn injuries (which could result in significant nerve damage)
- Facial scarring.
In general, the more prominent the disfigurement or scarring is, the more likely that the affected individual will be entitled to higher compensation awards for his injuries, losses medical bills and mental anguish.
Causes of Scarring and Disfigurement Injuries
Some of the specific causes of scarring and disfigurement that may make a person eligible for compensation (due to another person’s or party’s negligent or reckless behavior) include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Boating or plane accidents
- Falls or falling objects
- Unsafe premises
- Dog bites or animal attacks
- Exposure to chemicals or toxic materials
- Mistakes made by medical professionals
- Use of dangerous medications or defective products.
Mount Vernon Personal Injury Lawyers
At the law firm of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C., our experienced Mount Vernon personal injury lawyers have been providing client-centered representation to our Southern Illinois clients since 1950. Our trusted attorneys focus on our clients’ needs, and we do everything we can to help them get the maximum possible compensation for their losses and injuries so they can focus on recovery and moving on with their life. If you have been suffered from disfigurement or scarring that may have been caused by another party’s negligent or reckless behavior, contact us by calling (888) 896-9381 for a free, thorough assessment of your case, along with professional advice regarding the best manner in which to move forward.