The Damages of Disfigurement

Miley Legal Group

When most people hear about a victim of an accident being disfigured they usually only think about the cosmetic impact on their lives. While disfigurement can lead to self-confidence issues and other emotional complications, there is also the danger that it can cause physical disability as well.

Disfigurement such as malformed body parts, loss of limb, or scarring in certain areas can cause permanent disability aside from looking physically abnormal. Some scars can form in areas such as joints where flexing leads to irritation and severe pain.

Loss of limb can result in the need for prosthetic assistance or other medical devices such as wheelchairs. This can alter a victim’s life completely beyond the visual impact of not having a limb, as some cases can result in the need for custom transportation and living accommodations.

Injuries that result in disfigurement that alters the shape and function of a body part can also be permanently disabling. Injuries to the mouth that disfigure the teeth, lips or jaw can make eating or talking difficult. Disfigured feet may require special shoes, and disfigured hands may make simple tasks such as opening a jar or holding a pen impossible.

These types of disfigurement can all cause unnecessary stresses and suffering in your daily life that you should not be subjected to when your disfigurement was caused by the negligence of another. A Clarksburg personal injury lawyer can help you file a West Virginia personal injury claim if you suffer permanent disfigurement from a serious accident.

Help from a Clarksburg Personal Injury Lawyer

A major accident can cause life-altering injuries, disability, and disfigurement, often resulting in a traumatic few weeks or months as you try to resume a normal life. Although there will be a lot of questions and important decisions to make during this time, choosing the right legal representation can help you make the most informed decisions possible while you seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses.