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Long Term Car Accident Injuries—Scarring and Disfigurement

March 06, 2016

Car accidents can result in scarring or disfigurement to nearly any part of the body. Some scarring and disfigurement injuries are considered catastrophic because they are often permanent or long term. For car accident victims, living with permanent scarring or disfigurement can greatly impact their quality of life and future.

At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, our car accident attorneys understand that scarring and disfigurement are some of the most serious injuries anyone can experience. Car accident victims who suffer these injuries are entitled to receive compensation from the at-fault driver who inflicted them. Our firm represents injured car accident victims with dedication and zeal, offering our experience to empower their action.

Assessing Scarring or Disfigurement Injuries

It can be difficult to assess how much compensation you should receive from the at-fault driver for your scarring or disfigurement injuries. The value of your case can depend upon the location and extent of your scarring. Scarring or disfigurement that occurs in areas of the body that are visible even when clothed are perceived as more harmful and could result in greater damages. Obvious scarring can cause embarrassment as well as inflexibility of that part of the body.  Moreover, severe disfigurement could limit one's ability to make friends, get married, feel good about oneself and other factors that affect quality of life.

Documenting Your Scar or Disfigurement Injury

If you have suffered a scar or disfigurement injury, you will need to obtain sufficient documentation of the injury in order to pursue a claim for damages against the at-fault driver. Your medical records will prove essential in establishing the injury. Your attorney will also need to gather all medical bills stemming from treatment of the scar or disfigurement. Many will undergo cosmetic surgery in an attempt to reduce the appearance of the scar, which can be quite expensive. If you have already or will in the future undergo cosmetic surgery, you should seek compensation for this from the at-fault driver.

Scarring and Disfigurement Can Lead to Psychological Injuries

A person suffering from scarring or disfigurement can suffer psychologically as well as physically. Scarring and disfigurement can impact the self-esteem and emotional well-being of a car accident victim, leaving them feeling ashamed, embarrassed or limited by their permanent injuries. Car accident victims will need to seek prompt treatment for any psychological injuries stemming from the accident so that they can start on the path to healing. They can also seek compensation for their psychological injuries related to the scarring or disfigurement.

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

Being involved in a car accident can change your life in an instant. All car accident victims will need someone on their side to fight for their recovery. 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 38 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 and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.


Category: Auto Accidents

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