Gainesville Scarring and Disfiguring Attorneys
Any accident can result in an injury, but the most severe will also result in scarring and disfiguring injuries. These injuries are unique from others, as they typically require invasive treatment, and have long-lasting physical and psychological effects for accident victims. If you or someone you love has suffered from this type of serious injury, our Gainesville scarring and disfigurement attorney will act as your legal advocate throughout the claims process.
Our Attorney Explains the Devastating Effects of Scarring and Disfigurement
A disfigurement is any injury that permanently affects a person’s physical appearance. Amputations, burns, and severe lacerations are some of the most common types of disfigurement suffered by accident victims. Scars are injuries that result from a wound healing and often look very unique from the skin surrounding the injury. Both disfigurement and scars can make it very difficult for accident victims to resume their life as they once lived it.
Both scarring and disfigurement will also have financial and psychological impacts, in addition to the physical harm caused. Disfigurement and scarring often require expensive medical treatment that includes skin grafts, reconstructive surgery, prosthesis, physical therapy, and rehabilitation. These injuries are also a permanent reminder of the accident and can cause embarrassment or shame, which all take an emotional toll on accident victims.
Our Attorney will Hold Negligent Parties Liable
If your scarring or disfigurement was the result of negligent actions of somebody else, you can hold them liable for paying damages. To do this, you must prove the at-fault party owed you a duty of care, that they breached that duty, and that you now suffer from scarring or disfigurement as a result.
The negligent party that you hold liable for paying damages for your medical bills and more will depend on the facts of your case. For example, if you were injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, you could hold them liable for paying damages. On the other hand, if your scarring and disfigurement was due to a hazardous condition on someone else’s premises, you can hold the property owner liable for paying the compensation you deserve.
Our Attorney will Protect You from Claims of Negligence
After suffering from scarring or disfigurement, the negligent party may argue that your own carelessness contributed to the accident that caused your injury. While you can still pursue damages if the negligent party is successful with this claim, the amount you receive will be greatly reduced. A attorney can defend against claims that you were partly at fault for the accident, so you recover the full settlement that will cover your scarring and disfigurement injuries.
Our Gainesville Scarring and Disfigurement Attorneys Can Advise on Your Case
At Meldon Law, our Gainesville scarring and disfigurement injuries attorney can help you pursue your claim effectively. We will review the facts of your case and advise you of your legal rights. Throughout the process, you can count on our negotiation skills that will help you recover full compensation for your disfigurement or scarring. Call us today at 800-373-8000 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our seasoned attorneys.