Beauty is only skin deep, so we’re told. This is a timeless and true adage. However, scarring and disfigurement changes outside beauty, causing damage inside as well.
When someone is physically disfigured, everyone’s window into that person changes. First impressions rarely create a deeper sense of the beauty on the inside. This is also a truth in our society.
Scarring and Disfigurement Injury is Often of Significant Character
People suffer severe scarring and disfigurement in any number of ways. In the context of negligent or careless actions of others, disfiguring injuries are often the result of:
- car accidents
- fall accidents
- unsafe property conditions
- surgical scars
- deep wounds
Scarring and disfigurement visibility plays a role in injury claim evaluation. A significant injury and highly visible disfigurement has a higher compensation value then a tiny scar which is invisible to others. For example, an injury which greatly disfigures a person’s face requires more compensation to make up for that harm than a one inch scar hidden by hair.
Correcting scarring and disfiguring injuries are very expensive, and obtaining that money does not happen without a fight. Reconstructive surgery and orthopedic surgery are usually required to address severe bone and muscle deformity, and then cosmetic surgery addresses the appearance.
Multiple surgeries, and corrective surgeries, often address the more significant scarring or disfiguring injuries caused by vehicle crashes, burns, and falls and similar reckless conduct. In addition to being very costly, going under the knife repeatedly to correct disfiguring injuries is very painful.
Scarring and Disfigurement Takes Toll on the Injury Victim
Scarring and disfigurement is not simply about one’s outward appearance. Rather, when someone suffers a disfiguring injury, there is often much physical and mental pain and suffering which follow. There are many examples of harmful disfigurement side effects, but here are common ones:
- severe depression
- negative body image
- difficulties in social life
We all know that if you look different, or have an obvious injury, then people stare at you. This only reinforces the negative body image of the injury victim. Overcoming this challenge is difficult, and paying for a fix is costly.
Fort Myers Lawyer Represents People Who Suffer Scarring and Disfigurement Damage
When your life has been turned upside down after a serious personal injury, then your journey toward healing can be a long road. Suffering from a permanent, appearance-altering disfigurement is a constant reminder of your pain and suffering. Moreover, you may struggle with severe scarring or deformity changes, and how others look at you and treat you.
You do not have to continue alone, and help is available. Experienced Fort Myers injury lawyer David Harris represents good people throughout Southwest Florida, and those who suffer severe scarring and disfigurement. Moreover, David pursues your compensation with focus, drive, and determination for results.
An experienced litigator and trial lawyer, David represents men and women, child and adult, who are burdened by severe scarring or disfigurement injuries. If David accepts your case, then rest assured that he seeks full and fair compensation for you. Moreover, there is no fee unless David recovers money for you. Accordingly, reach out today for a free consultation.