Facial Injuries from Auto Accidents
Despite the standard presence of airbags in today’s vehicles, car accidents are often associated with severe head, neck, and facial injuries. Facial injuries are especially frustrating as they can leave individuals facing permanent scarring or disfigurement either due to blunt force trauma or flying debris. However, if another person or party caused you to suffer facial injuries in an auto accident, they may be obligated to cover your medical bills, including any plastic surgery to correct the damage.
The Consequences of Facial Trauma
Because the delicate structure of the face, even a relatively minor injury can lead to long-term health concerns. The following types of facial damage are common in auto accidents:
- Damage to sensory organs such as the eyes, nose, or tongue
- Dental injuries including tooth loss
- Amputation of the nose, tongue, or ears
- Disfiguring scars or burn injuries
- Bone fractures, such as orbital blowouts or fractured jaws
Fortunately, victims of auto accident facial injuries do not have to handle their medical bills and other financial burdens alone. The person or party at fault for the incident may be held accountable for their actions and required to cover your financial damages.
If you have suffered facial injuries or other damages in a car accident caused by someone else’s thoughtless errors, our dedicated legal team can help you explore your legal options to learn more about whether legal action is right for you. For more information about how to prepare for your case, contact a qualified attorney from Yearout & Traylor, P.C., at 205.414.8160 today.