Facial Injuries Suffered in a Car Accident


March 04, 2016

The first thing people notice is your face, making injuries to this area of the body particularly devastating. To make matters worse, facial injuries stemming from a car accident can lead to permanent scarring. Such injuries can have a psychological as well as physical impact, affecting your entire life and even your livelihood.

At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, our Atlanta car accident attorneys assist car accident victims who have sustained facial injuries in a crash. We understand the devastating nature of these injuries and will fight for your full recovery from the at-fault driver. Our firm has helped many car accident victims with severe facial injuries and we can do the same for you.

Common Types of Facial Injuries

Some facial injuries are minor and will heal with prompt medical care, eventually healing with no lasting effects. However, there are other facial injuries that are severe and result in permanent damage, such as scarring to the face. These injuries can be devastating to accident victims and can have a significant negative affect on their lives.

Some of the most common facial injuries suffered by car accident victims include, among others:

  • Cuts
  • Burns
  • Bruises
  • Facial fractures, including fractures of the jaw, nose, and cheekbone
  • Eye injuries
  • Damaged teeth or jaw
  • Nerve damage

When facial scars lead to disfigurement, the impact can be traumatic. In addition to inflicting significant pain, facial injuries can have long recovery times. Accident victims might need to wear bandages or dental guards and could be limited in the activities they can perform during that time. Some facial injuries will even require surgery, which will lengthen the recovery time and increase the potential for permanent scarring.

Seeking Compensation for Facial Injuries

If you have sustained facial injuries in a car accident, you should be eligible for compensation from the at-fault driver responsible for the accident. Facial injury victims can seek compensation for their medical expenses, which will include all hospital and doctor's bills, along with surgery bills, if any, and prescription drug costs. Accident victims can also seek compensation for their future medical bills, which can be substantial when serious facial injuries that will likely require additional surgeries or cosmetic procedures, are involved.

Injured accident victims can also seek compensation for their time off work. Facial injuries could prohibit the car accident victim from returning to work right away. Sometimes, the car accident victim might miss prolonged periods of work. Depending upon the individual facts of the case, the accident victim should be able to seek compensation for this missed time off work and more.

Contact Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, Today for Your Free Consultation!

If you have been injured in a car accident, you should be eligible to seek compensation from the driver responsible for the accident. The Georgia Car Accident Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, assist accident victims in Georgia and in the Southeast. Our firm has over 30 years of experience that we will dedicate to your case and our attorneys provide a wealth of knowledge and compassion to enhance your ability to obtain a full monetary recovery. The sooner you act after your accident, the greater your chances of reaching the best possible outcome. As such, it is important that you seek the assistance of a licensed lawyer as soon as possible. Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Source:
https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001062.htm

Category: Auto Accidents

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