A severe facial injury can wreak havoc on an individual’s physical health, self-esteem, and emotional well-being, especially when it occurs at the hands of another individual. Facial injuries can be caused by a wide array of accidents, and when they are sustained, permanent scarring, and in some cases, disfigurement, can occur. Such injuries sometimes require years of reconstructive surgeries, and many simply cannot be corrected.
What Causes Facial Injuries?
Serious facial injuries can be sustained almost anywhere at any time, but injuries are most frequently caused by:
- Work Accidents
- Car and Motorcycle Accidents
- Slips and Falls
- Animal Attacks
- Sporting Activities
Depending on the circumstances surrounding the injury, and whether or not neglect was involved, you may be entitled to compensation from another individual, company, or organization.
Common Facial Injuries
In general, the vast majority of facial injuries do not cause permanent damage or disfigurement. Unfortunately, some have the ability to leave lasting physical and emotional scars on their victim. Here is a list of some of the most commonly sustained facial injuries.
- Nerve and muscle damage
- Broken jaw and cheekbones
- Injuries to the teeth, eyes, and nose
- Cuts, lacerations, and bruises
Damage to cartilage and ligamentsWhen the aforementioned injuries are sustained, the victim may end up facing numerous medical bills, physician appointments, and even psychological treatments in the future. These expenses have the potential to deplete the victim’s savings fairly quickly.
Compensation for Facial Injuries
Facial injuries can be painful, expensive, and traumatic for victims of all ages. If your facial injury was caused by another individual’s actions, you may be able to hold the individual legally responsible. The compensation you receive will depend on various factors, but you may be entitled to the money you need to cover living and medical expenses. Compensation may also be awarded for the mental pain and suffering caused by the injury as well.
The legal professionals at Jurewitz Law Group in San Diego understand the needs of injured victims. We understand the pain and frustration that you face on a regular basis, and we want to help you finally get the compensation that you deserve. If you do not take legal action against the responsible party, you could end up having to pay for your medical expenses out of your own pocket. Please contact us at (888) 233-5020 to learn more about your rights as a victim.
Ross Jurewitz is the founder and managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group, a San Diego personal injury attorney law firm. These San Diego injury accident lawyers specialize in helping people seriously injured in a variety of accidents throughout San Diego County and California.
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