Scar and Disfigurement
Lebanon Personal Injury Lawyer
In the aftermath of an accident, you may be left with permanent scarring or disfigurement. Recovering from any accident can be difficult due to medical treatment, physical therapy, and the expenses, but it is only amplified when you know that you will have a permanent reminder of what happened.
At Henry & Beaver LLP., we understand how devastating scarring and disfigurement can be. It can affect your personal and social life. Many people are embarrassed to continue their normal, everyday life if the scarring is visible. There can also be a lot of emotional trauma. While we understand that it is impossible to reverse the accident and provide a body without the disfigurement, it is possible to receive damages for the accident that can help you pay for plastic surgery. In many cases, plastic or reconstructive surgery can help you regain part of your former life.
Scarring and Disfigurement Causes
Many different accidents can result in scarring and disfigurement, including:
- Burns (from fire, steam, or an explosion)
- Dog or other animal attacks
- Road Rash
- Cuts and wounds from any type of accident
- Electrical burns
- Surgical scars due to medical malpractice
Depending on the severity of the scarring and disfigurement, there are several different types of damages you may be eligible to recover. First, special damages cover wage losses, future earning capacity, and medical expenses. These are actual losses that the victim has or will suffer. Second, general damages covers emotional distress, ranging from pain and suffering to the loss of a loved one. Lastly, in certain cases, punitive damages may be awarded. These damages are meant to be a punishment if the case was extremely severe.
If you or a loved one has suffered scarring and disfigurement, contact an experienced attorney today. We, at Henry & Beaver LLP., we understand how devastating this can be. We are here to help you recover the damages you deserve so you can fully recover from this traumatic experience. Call our office at 717-274-3644 to schedule a free initial consultation.