A dog bite, an explosion or a serious car accident: what all these incidents have in common is that they can cause scarring and disfigurement. Recovering from a serious accident is a roller coaster ride of sorts for many people. Bad news of trauma is followed by good news of survival. Then come more challenges of medical treatment, therapy and rehabilitation. Many injuries can heal. However, lasting harm caused by a serious accident is a special kind of loss.
The Impact of Scarring and Disfigurement
At Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C., we have worked with many clients who had suffered permanent losses such as scarring and disfigurement. We know that money cannot give a seriously injured person his or her unflawed body back. However, we have helped many clients obtain compensation that would allow them to get plastic surgery. Facial and other types of reconstruction surgery can accomplish wonders in many cases.
Psychological injury and social challenges resulting from scarring or disfigurement are often more difficult to overcome than physical aspects of a burn injury or amputation injury. We know that children are often teased by their peers and young women in particular report difficulties in their social lives after suffering scarring or disfigurement. We also know that there are many variables that can affect a person’s ability to cope with scarring or disfigurement, such as where on the body you are scarred or disfigured.Naturally, the more prominent the scarring — such as on the face or hands — the more difficult it can be to live with. If we represent you after an accident that has left you scarred or disfigured, rest assured that we are prepared to advocate zealously on your behalf.
We work on a contingency basis. We don’t get paid unless you do.
Free Initial Consultation With a West Virginia Accident Attorney
Contact our firm to schedule a free initial consultation with a Charleston scarring and disfigurement injury attorney. Put our 40 years of experience to work for you after a scar injury. Our lawyers are here to represent you and help you recover compensation from negligent parties or through a workers’ compensation claim.