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Helping Those Left with Scars Following an Accident

Being injured in a crash is bad enough. But even after you recover, you may be left with scars from the original wounds or life-saving surgery. These scars can impact your self-esteem, and if the accident also led to disability, then it can impact your day-to-day life. Some people may shrug off a scar or disfigurement as a minor consequence of a serious crash, but we at Aghabegian & Associates, PC, understand the emotional and financial toll that these kinds of wounds can leave behind.

If you have been left with scars or other disfigurements following an accident that was not your fault, then you need legal help. Call us at (818) 507-4311 as soon as possible. You may have the legal right to recover compensation from the party responsible for your injuries; however, doing so will require the help of a top Los Angeles attorney from Aghabegian & Associates, PC.

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How Negligence Causes Disfigurement

Scars and permanent disfigurements come as a result of a serious injury that left behind a mark during the healing process. While humans can heal from a remarkable number of things, severe injuries are often unable to heal completely, leaving parts of the skin red, textured, raised in keloid scars, or even concave, creating a depression in the impacted part of the body.

People don’t just become injured out of nowhere. Most catastrophic injuries are caused by some level of negligence, usually on someone else’s part. There are any number of accidents that could cause serious scarring and disfigurement, but some of the most common that we have seen include:

If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, and that injury led to a large scar or another form of disfigurement, then you are already aware of how difficult recovery can be. These kinds of accidents can cost a small fortune, and it isn’t right that you’re left to cover those costs, despite not being at fault.

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The Consequences of Disfigurement

There are many ways that someone could be left disfigured. In some cases, the disfigurement is purely cosmetic, such as a large scar. The scar is unlikely to impact a person’s ability to live his or her day-to-day life. On the other hand, there are disfigurements that can lead to disabilities. For example, a common disfigurement after a serious crash is an amputation, or the loss of a limb.

Victims of catastrophic accidents could also suffer from disfigurement to the eyes, leading to partial or full vision loss. This may happen as a result of serious burns, or from shrapnel hitting the eye or the area around the eye. Damage done to the back during a collision could also lead to paralysis. While that kind of disfigurement may not be immediately noticeable due to its location, it would still have a severe impact on the victim’s life.

Whether someone is dealing with scars or disabilities, a disfigurement left behind by someone else’s negligence is costly. First, it may be painful and exhausting to go through the healing process, especially if it requires physical therapy, surgeries, and medication. That treatment can then make it financially costly. Medical bills can quickly rack up into the tens of thousands, and even the hundreds of thousands of dollars in some cases. A victim may be left unable to work while he or she heals, or unable to work even after healing. That means there is very little chance of paying the debt off.

Finally, a disfigurement, even one that doesn’t lead to a disability, can be emotionally costly. It can be difficult to look in a mirror and see that part of your body has been changed forever, and changed in a way that was completely out of your control. It may even feel as though you will never be able to move past that trauma as a result of the disfigurement. Recovering may require the help of a therapist, which, in turn, will just add to your mounting pile of bills. Thankfully, there are legal options you can take to help move your recovery along.

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Recovering Compensation

After a serious accident that was not your fault, you have the right to demand compensation from the at-fault party. This process is called a personal injury claim. In the claim, you can list out the damages that you suffered as a result of the accident, and, if your claim is successful, the liable party will give you compensation for those damages. This allows you to recover in comfort and peace, knowing that you aren’t responsible for paying your financial losses.

Common damages that you may be able to recover include:

  • Property damage
  • Past and future medical bills
  • Therapy costs
  • Lost wages
  • Lowered quality of life
  • Emotional trauma
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Pain and suffering

This is not an exhaustive list. There may be other damages that you can receive compensation for following your accident. However, you need to act quickly. Personal injury claims have a statute of limitations of two years. This means that you only have two years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim. Waiting too long can leave you with no legal options.

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The Legal Representation You Need

If you have been left with scars and other disfigurements from an accident that was not your fault, then you are in need of some legal help. These kinds of injuries are difficult to recover from, and you shouldn’t be left to shoulder the burden on your own. Thankfully, we at Aghabegian & Associates, PC are skilled Glendale personal injury attorneys, and can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call (818) 507-4311 to tell us about your case. We are waiting to help.

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