Trucking accidents in Hollywood and South Florida can result in devastating injuries, including TBIs, spinal cord trauma, whiplash, and other injuries. One of the most devastating injuries to sustain, however, can be a facial injury.
Facial injuries often happen when a passenger finds face slammed against the dashboard or against a window. Trauma to the face can also happen when debris flies at a passengers’ face at high speeds during a collision. Facial injuries can include:
- Eye injuries
- Dental and mouth injuries
- Broken noses
- Crushing injuries
- Broken bones anywhere on the face, affecting facial structure and shape
- Injuries to the jaw, cheekbones, or forehead
Facial injuries can be devastating for a few reasons. Because we tend to notice faces first, scarring and serious injuries to the facial area can have a profound impact on self-esteem and sense of self. People who have suffered a serious facial injury in a trucking accident may feel depressed, angry, or anxious because they worry about the ways other people will react to them. Sometimes, other people do stare or make rude comments and in some cases patients try to avoid social situations or even going outside.
The dangers of facial injuries
Facial injuries can also be intensely dangerous. The area surrounding the eyes, nose, and mouth is extremely delicate. Serious injuries in this area can lead to devastating infections of the blood or even life-threatening injury.
Facial injuries can also affect a person’s life in many ways. A serious eye injury, for example, can lead to permanent vision loss. Injuries to the face, teeth, or knows can affect a person’s ability to taste, smell, eat, talk, or move their mouth. The results can be devastating and sometimes permanent.
Getting compensation for your truck accident injuries
Getting compensation for facial injuries can also be a challenge. In some cases, insurance companies may label facial injuries as “cosmetic” and it can be up to the plaintiff to prove a facial injury has caused significant life challenges. In addition, health insurance may not cover dental injuries or other types of injuries because they are not seen as strictly health concerns.
Getting fair compensation for facial injuries is important. The cost of skin grafts, laser resurfacing, dental work, and other treatments can be very high. A single crown, for example, can cost well over $1000. Treatments for severe scarring can affect thousands of dollars. If your vision is impacted and you need corrective lenses or surgery, the costs can also add up to thousands of dollars over your lifetime. Getting fair compensation means you can pay for all of these treatments, lost wages, as well as any therapy or counseling you need to get your life back on track.
If you have suffered serious injuries in a truck accident anywhere in South Florida, contact Flaxman Law Group. Our law firm in South Florida believes in standing by those who have been injured and we would be pleased to offer you a free consultation to give you an honest appraisal of your situation and your potential claim.