Scarring and Disfigurement – 3 Dangerous Types of Accidents

April 18, 2024

Scarring and Disfigurement – 3 Dangerous Types of Accidents

Scar on shoulder - scarring and disfigurement can have a last effect

Car accidents, dog attacks, and more can lead to scarring and disfigurement. 

Scarring and disfigurement are permanent injuries with the potential for physical and emotional ramifications.

Scars form after skin has been cut. They occur when tissue grows over the damaged area in an attempt to reform the skin

Scarring can happen in various shapes and sizes. Scars might be the result of a personal injury, or they’re often left after one has surgery. 

According to the American Psychology Association, disfigurement is defined as a “blemish or deformity that mars the appearance of the face or body”.

People left disfigured following an injury can be left with more than a scar. Body parts may be left with visible injuries, such as a displaced nose or lost limbs.

There are several different types of injuries that could lead to scarring and disfigurement. Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes.

Studies show that nearly 25 percent of all crashes in Burbank led to severe or even visible injuries. While not every accident necessarily had scarring and disfigurement, the chances are still high.

There are multiple types of motor vehicle accidents that may cause scarring and disfigurement, such as:

  • Car accidents: victims injured in a car crash could be maimed by glass from a windshield, or another object impaling them.
  • Truck accidents: big trucks can weigh tons. Colliding with one can crush victims in their car.
  • Motorcycle accidents: riding a motorcycle provides less protection than another vehicle. The possibilities of scarring and disfigurement can increase. 

Another common cause of scarring and disfigurement is the result of burn injuries. Nearly 500,000 burn injuries require medical attention.  

One of the most common types of burns that leads to scarring and disfigurement is a thermal burn

These burns are caused by fires, hot liquids, steam, or other heated metals that result in tissue cell death.

Burn injuries may even happen at work. Employees who work with scalding hot metals, or even cooks/food workers who work with flames or other warm objects, can suffer a serious burn injury that results in scarring and disfigurement.

Dog bites are another frequent cause of scarring and disfigurement. There are six different levels of dog bites

Level 4 and 5 both result in deep puncture wounds. They can leave the victim bloody, scarred, and traumatized. 

Like most personal injuries, the long-term physical effects from scarring and disfigurement can be devastating. Something not always talked about is the psychological effects.

Los Angeles is home to tons of models and some of the biggest celebrities in the world. Image and appearance is not important for vanity, but for their careers and livelihood. 

Scarring and disfigurement may require surgery

If a worker who relies on physical appearance for their income suffers scarring or disfigurement, not only could they be in pain, but the emotional scars of losing their perceived public image or career can be irreparable.  Scarring and disfigurement can lead to depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder. 

If your car accident, burn accident, or other personal injury led to scarring and disfigurement, you may be entitled to compensation

Imagine a situation where Nicole is attacked by someone’s dog missing a leash. She suffers level five bites to her face and requires immediate medical attention. 

The attack leaves Nicole’s nose misplaced, and multiple cuts and lacerations scar her forehead. 

The dog’s owner was negligent. They failed to protect Nicole, and others, from their dog by their failure to walk it on a leash. 

Situations like this happen all the time, and unfortunately, victims of scarring and disfigurement are forced to live in physical pain and mental anguish.

At C&B Law Group, our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys are prepared to help you recover compensation.

We’ve assisted our clients with receiving millions of dollars in compensation, and we want to assist you, too.

Our injury lawyers in Los Angeles at C&B Law Group won’t settle until we know you’ve reached maximum potential, with damages to recover such as:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages

Injured on the job? This may be a case for workers’ compensation

With LA and Burbank offices, we aid clients all across So Cal, including cities and areas like:

  • North Hollywood
  • Van Nuys
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  • Glendale
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Contact C&B Law Group today to learn more about a free consultation.

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