When someone’s appearance is permanently spoiled after an injury or when they are left physically altered and deformed, they are disfigured. While all forms of scarring and disfigurement can change one’s outward appearance forever, perhaps the worst types of injuries involve facial disfigurement. When someone is involved in a serious auto accident, attacked by a dog or when their face is severely burned in an explosion or from chemicals, it can result in facial abnormalities and disfigurement. When these injuries are caused by negligence, it is important to consider what happens next. If you were seriously disfigured in an accident, contact Ilkhanoff & Silverstein. We are seasoned trial attorneys ready to assess your case, guide you through your legal matter, and represent you, effectively and efficiently. For a free consultation, contact Ilkhanoff & Silverstein.
Causes of Scarring and Disfigurement
We cannot ignore the fact that we live in an appearance-conscious society where even the Hollywood elite is resorting to Botox and plastic surgery to improve their appearance. The emotional and psychological effects of disfigurement can extend far beyond the physical effects. It is a myth that when someone’s face is disfigured in an auto accident, it can be magically fixed by plastic surgery. While reconstruction surgery or sometimes multiple surgeries can certainly help, the victim’s face rarely returns to what it was before and the surgeries usually leave behind new scars.
Victims who live with facial disfigurement from a car or motorcycle accident, from burns, or from a botched plastic surgery frequently endure serious psychological effects. Such victims commonly experience economic problems from the aftermath of an accident, including lost wages and medical bills. When the accident that caused disfigurement was the result of negligence, it is important to consider your legal options.
Representing Individuals throughout York & Lancaster
There is no question that the psychological and emotional effects of scarring and disfigurement can be permanent and life-altering for the accident victim. Victims can experience social isolation, their significant others and close family members can be affected as they have to make major adjustments, and parents of children who suffer disfigurement can have emotions of grief, depression, guilt, anxiety, and fear for their child’s future.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident that left them scarred and permanently disfigured, please contact a York personal injury lawyer from Ilkhanoff & Silverstein for help. We have more than 40 years of combined experience handling complex injury claims and we would be honored to help you pursue maximum financial compensation in your injury case. Contact Ilkhanoff & Silverstein for a free consultation to discuss your legal matter with a seasoned trial attorney.