Long Beach Scarring and Disfigurement Attorneys
When people discuss serious accidents, they often focus on brain injuries, spinal cord damage, or broken bones, but scars and disfigurements can also heavily impact a victim’s life. In addition to requiring extensive medical treatment and causing lifelong pain and suffering, disfiguring injuries can affect your ability to earn a living -- and your self-esteem.
Unfortunately, insurance companies often dismiss “surface injuries” and offer low settlements to the victims. But you know just how traumatic scarring can be, and you deserve full compensation for the costs.
If you or someone you love suffered a disfiguring injury due to someone else’s negligence, reach out to The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV. Our founder is a nationally recognized trial attorney who can advocate for the full value of your claim. We have extensive knowledge of personal injury law and experience fighting against big insurance companies. Let us stand up for you. Call us at (562) 901-0840 or toll-free (888) 454-5569.
Most trauma to the body can also cause scarring and disfigurement. Serious vehicle collisions, dog bites, and construction accidents can all result in lacerations, which may eventually turn into scars. However, accidents can also lead to several other serious conditions, including:
- Severe burns
- Spinal injuries that distort posture
- Facial fractures (nose, jawbone, eye socket)
- Loss of an eye or ear
- Loss of teeth
At The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV, we have represented many clients who were catastrophically injured in serious accidents. There are several ways that people can develop disfigurements, including:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Dog attacks
- Dangerous defective products
- Chemical exposure, such as in a truck accident
- Thermal or chemical burns
- Road rash
Personal injury claims are designed to compensate victims for losses they have suffered. For scarring and disfigurement injuries, these losses may be both financial and physical – as well as emotional. The gender and age of the victim, where the scars are located, and the severity and permanence of the disfigurement are factors in determining the amount of damages the victim is owed. One way to arrive at a compensatory amount for scarring is to obtain an opinion from a qualified medical professional as to whether the scar can be repaired and the cost of the procedure. This amount is then added to the medical expenses associated with your claim.
Insurance companies do not like to pay the full value of a personal injury claim, especially if it asks for damages for scarring or disfigurement. They often dismiss this type of trauma as superficial, but you deserve full compensation for all your injuries. Disfigurements can impact your self-esteem, emotional state, social life, and even your ability to find work in some industries.
If you have suffered scarring or disfigurement through someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover damages for:
- Past and future medical expenses, including scar removal, skin grafts, prosthetics, reconstructive surgery, or rehabilitation.
- Lost wages if you had to take time off work due to your injuries or doctor’s appointments.
- Lost earning potential if you suffered a disability that forced you to change jobs.
- Physical pain and suffering.
- Emotional anguish associated with the disfigurement, past and future.
Disfiguring injuries can take a toll that goes far beyond their financial costs. The at-fault party has a legal obligation to fully compensate you for every injury they caused, including your out-of-pocket expenses related to the accident. Your best chance of ensuring that occurs is to hire our experienced California personal injury attorney at The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV.
Mr. Low is well-known for his ability to craft and deliver a story to the jury and his willingness to go to war with big, powerful corporations when necessary. As a dedicated trial lawyer who is very comfortable in the courtroom, he can advocate for the full value of your injuries. If you have suffered scarring or disfigurement in an incident that was someone else’s fault, call us at (562) 901-0840 or toll-free at (888) 454-5569 to schedule a free initial consultation.