Motor vehicle accidents can have tragic, life-long results. Even when a car accident does not result in traumatic injuries, the disruption to the victim’s life can still be extensive. From taking time off work to recover from injuries, repairing your vehicle, and dealing with insurance adjusters to recoup your financial losses, the consequences of a motor vehicle accident can and do often extend far beyond the healing process.
A painful example of the consequences of an accident that can cause a lifetime of pain is scarring and disfigurement. Many victims of catastrophic accidents suffer permanent disfigurement and scarring because of the injuries sustained in the crash. Because scarring and disfigurement is a painful reminder of the suffering endured in the accident, the victim can suffer intense emotional stress and mental anxiety. Victims deserve to be compensated for these damages in addition to the other damages suffered because of the crash.
Filing a Claim for Scarring and Disfigurement
After a motor vehicle accident, the victim can file a claim for damages sustained in the accident. In most cases, the victim is entitled to be compensated for financial damages including medical bills, lost wages, and property damage. For some victims, the financial cost of a car accident can be significant. However, in addition to financial damages, the accident victim is also entitled to file a claim for non-economic damages.
Non-economic damages include the physical pain and emotional suffering the victim endures as a result of being injured in the car accident. Scarring and disfigurement are also non-economic damages that a victim can receive compensation for in a car accident claim. In many cases, victims who suffer scarring and disfigurement must deal with people asking questions or staring at them for the rest of their lives. In some cases, the victim’s disfigurement may result in physical disabilities that impair range of motion and ability to work.
The social and economic damages from scarring and disfigurement can be substantial. The victim deserves to be compensated for all damages, including future damages that he or she will sustain because of the scarring and disfigurement.
Have You Been Injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident?
If you have suffered scars or you have been disfigured in a car accident, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries and damages. The insurance company for the other driver may attempt to downplay the damages caused by your scarring and disfigurement. The company may not be willing to negotiate a fair and full settlement for these damages. You need an experienced Fresno accident attorney who will gather evidence for your claim and fight for your right to be treated fairly and justly.
The attorneys of Torem & Associates want to help you file your scarring and disfigurement claim. We accept most personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis — you don’t pay our attorney fees until we recover compensation on your behalf. Call 1-800-954-4444 or use the contact form on our website to request your no-obligation consultation with a Fresno car accident attorney.