Woman is embarassed to show face because of scarring and disfigurement from a car accident.Have you or a loved one been injured in a personal injury accident? Did the injuries you sustained in the accident result in scarring and disfigurement? If so, you may be entitled to additional compensation for the scarring and disfigurement in addition to the compensation you may receive for the other damages and losses.  Scarring and disfigurement cause more than outward physical pain and suffering. The emotional and mental scars caused by disfigurement can be overwhelming.

Let us help you hold the party responsible for the crash liable for all your damages, including scarring and disfigurement.  Call The Clark Law Office at 517-347-6900 to schedule a free legal consultation. We promise that we will stand with you as you work through this traumatic experience.

Common Causes of Scarring and Disfigurement

Almost any type of personal injury accident can result in scarring and disfigurement. However, there are some cases in which we see scarring and disfigurement are common. Accidents in which victims suffer permanent disfigurements and scarring include:

  • Burn accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Dog bites and dog attacks
  • Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Slips and falls
  • Explosion injuries
  • Defective product cases
  • Work-related accidents
  • Exposure to toxic materials or chemicals
  • Boating accidents
  • Mistakes made by medical professionals

Regardless of the way you were injured, The Clark Law Office aggressively pursues the maximum compensation available for your claim. In addition to compensation for past damages, we also seek compensation for future damages and non-economic damages.

Types of Scars and Treatment for Scars

Scars are the most common type of disfigurement in a personal injury case. There are several different types of scars that you might sustain in an accident.

  • Keloid Scars — This type of scarring is caused by excess growth of scar tissue around and over the original injury area. Keloid scars can be quite painful for the victim and may require repeated scar revision surgery to remove the excessive scar tissue.
  • Hypertrophic Scars — These raised areas of scar tissue around the injury site are the result of excess collagen fibers form during the healing process. Areas of hypertrophic scars can be prone to itching or may be extremely tender and sensitive.
  • Contracture Scars — These scars are usually some of the most disfiguring of all types of scars. Contracture scars as also referred to as post-burn scars because a burn injury causes this type of scarring. The skin tightens during a burn injury which could impact a person’s movement in addition to causing disfigurement. Deep contracture scars can impact the person’s nerves and muscles causing severe, chronic pain and discomfort. Many victims require plastic surgery to try to minimize the disfigurement caused by contracture scars.

Scar Revision Surgery as a Treatment

Surgeon ready to perform scar revision on injured Michigan resident.Scar revision surgery can help diminish the appearance of scars and correct the changes in the skin that are often a contributing factor for disfigurement. By reducing the physical appearance of scars, plastic surgeons can help reduce the emotional and psychological effects of scars. In some cases, victims must go through multiple painful surgeries to help repair the damage caused by the injury and the scar.

Scar revision surgery and other treatments for scarring and disfigurement can be extremely expensive. Therefore, victims of scarring and disfigurement need to work with an experienced Michigan scarring and disfigurement attorney to seek compensation for the surgeries in addition to compensation for other damages and losses.

What Types of Damages Can a Victim Receive for Scarring and Disfigurement Injuries?

As mentioned above, you may require one or more reconstructive surgeries or plastic surgeries to treat scars and disfigurement. An injury claim for scarring may include compensation for these surgeries, including your missed time from work and other financial losses associated with the surgeries.  However, you may also recover compensation for the losses and damages immediately after the accident. Therefore, scarring and disfigurement damages are in addition to the other damages you might receive for the accident and injury. Our Michigan scarring and disfigurement attorney seeks compensation for damages including:

  • Past and future medical treatment
  • Past and future lost wages
  • Rehabilitation, occupational, and physical therapies
  • Emotional and mental trauma and suffering
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Damage to self-esteem
  • PTSD, depression, and other psychological conditions
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

We understand that no amount of money will erase the pain and suffering caused by scarring and disfigurement. The physical, emotional, and mental suffering and anguish can be significant.  Our entire personal injury legal team is sensitive to the pain, frustration, anger, and anxiety you may feel because of your scarring and disfigurement. We are steadfast in our commitment to help you seek justice from the negligence and careless party who caused the injury that resulted in your scarring and disfigurement.

Other Types of Disfigurement

Injured Man with disfigurment on a city bench in Lansing, Michigan

Scarring may be one of the most common types of disfigurement; however, there are other types of disfigurement caused by personal injury accidents. For instance, amputation of a limb impacts your ability to earn income in addition to the physical, psychological, and emotional damages caused by the loss of a limb. Damage to your eyes can result in significant disfigurement as can damage to other areas of your face. Other types of disfigurement include loss of fingers, toes, ears, or partial loss of any body part.  Any change in your appearance could be classified as disfigurement. If you are unsure whether your injury would qualify for compensation for disfigurement, you need to consult with our Michigan disfigurement claims attorney. We provide free case reviews so that we can discuss the elements of an injury claim for disfigurement and whether the facts in your case meet the necessary elements to recover compensation for your damages.

For More Information About Scarring and Disfigurement Claims Contact Our Michigan Personal Injury Law Firm

Contact The Clark Law Office at 517-347-6900 to schedule a free legal consultation. We represent clients throughout Okemos, Lansing, and the surrounding areas. Our team of legal professionals works diligently to help you secure the maximum compensation available for your claim as you work to move on with your life after a tragic and preventable injury.


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