Some catastrophic injuries result in permanent disfigurement or severe scars that last a lifetime. Accidents that cause injuries to the face, head, hands, feet or spine have some of the greatest potential to cause lifelong damage.
Plastic surgery, prosthetics and rehabilitative therapy may help those who have suffered an injury that has disfigured them. Some disfiguring injuries, such as amputations, are irreversible and permanent. The accompanying emotional scars may last a lifetime as well.
If you have suffered permanent injuries in an accident in Rhode Island, the compassionate attorneys at Marasco & Nesselbush, LLP, have the experience necessary to help you obtain the financial assistance that you are due.
Contact us today for a free claim review and information about how we can help you.
Accidents and Injuries That Cause Permanent Disfigurement
Any type of accident – from car and motorcycle crashes, to falls and workplace accidents – can cause injuries that result in permanent disfigurement.
Some other accidents that can leave a victim permanently scarred include:
Examples of permanent disfigurement include:
- Excessive scarring or other tissue buildup.
- Loss of an arm, leg, hand, foot, finger, toe, eye, ear or other body part.
- Loss of motor function.
- Contortions due to nerve or musculoskeletal damage.
- Changes in skin pigmentation.
Emotional Damage From Disfiguring Injuries
Disfigurement can have a significant impact on a person’s mental health and self-esteem. It can have a negative effect on the victim’s social functioning, leading an injury victim to become withdrawn or isolated. A permanently disfiguring injury can have a devastating effect on the victim’s quality of life. It can also have an emotional impact on the victim’s loved ones and may harm the victim’s marriage and other relationships.
These severe injuries may also affect a victim’s ability to earn a living, particularly for those who work in positions where appearance is important (modeling, acting and sales, for example).
Disfiguring facial injuries – such as scars left by burns or cuts, the loss of an eye or jaw, or dental injuries – have a significant potential to cause mental health issues. Disfigurement of the hands, because of their visibility, can have similar effects, in addition to the physical loss of use.
Injuries that cause the spine to be disfigured can lead to changes in the victim’s appearance, including unlevel shoulders, prominent ribs, uneven hips, and a shift of the waist and trunk to the side, the Mayo Clinic says. Disfigurement of the foot can cause similar problems with the victim’s gait or ability to walk, changing the person’s appearance.
We Stand With Those Suffering Disfiguring Injuries
At Marasco & Nesselbush, LLP, in Rhode Island, we understand the impact of a permanently disfiguring injury on victims and their families. As a law firm, we are committed to social, economic and personal justice for accident victims who have been severely harmed by others’ negligence or recklessness.
Our lawyers and legal team can investigate the circumstances of your injury and help you obtain full compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other losses, including future losses, due to your injuries.
In many cases, we can negotiate a settlement through the liable parties’ auto, homeowner’s or commercial liability insurance once we present evidence from our investigation. In cases where an insurance company will not be reasonable, we are ready to go to court on your behalf prepared to win.
The Rhode Island personal injury attorneys and staff at Marasco & Nesselbush are devoted to providing our clients the skilled legal representation they need and deserve during the most trying times of their lives.
Contact An Experienced Rhode Island Personal Injury Attorney
If you have suffered the devastation of a permanently disfiguring injury in an accident that was someone else’s fault, Marasco & Nesselbush, LLP, understands what you are going through and we are ready to help. A disfigurement injury lawyer will work diligently to see that you are compensated in a manner that pays the bills you have now and ensures your future financial security.
Call us now or fill out our online contact form for a free review of your accident claim and advice about your legal right to compensation for your disfiguring injuries.