If you get into a car crash and suffer serious injuries to your face, your life could be changed significantly. You may have to go through surgery to repair broken bones or to help graft skin onto areas where it’s missing. You may have burns or deep lacerations that leave scars.
These kinds of injuries are terrible to deal with in terms of pain and dysfunction, but they can also have a psychological and social impact. Your mental health may be affected, and you could have strained relationships with others because of the way you now look.
When a car accident leaves you in pain, disfigured or harmed in other ways, you deserve an opportunity to seek fair compensation.
How could facial injuries impact your day-to-day life?
Facial injuries are any injuries that involve the jaw, face and mouth. These could be anything from minor cuts and scrapes to broken teeth, trouble with the eye socket or severe burns. Depending on the kinds of injuries you have, you could:
- Have trouble eating on your own
- Have difficulty speaking or communicating
- Have impaired vision
- Be in pain
Repairing damage to the face, jaw and mouth can be a challenge. Most people will speak with specialists who can perform surgeries like corrective jaw surgery or help with the placement of skin grafts or dental implants. Depending on the severity of the injuries, it may even be necessary to rebuild the face using tissue or bone from elsewhere in the body.
The psychological impact of this injury matters, too. You may be anxious or depressed over changes in your appearance. You could also face other psychological stresses, such as changes in your ability to work and earn an income or changes in how you can interact with the people you know or care about.
You deserve support after serious trauma
The trauma you’ve been through is devastating, and you deserve an opportunity to seek the help and compensation that you deserve. You may have a long road to recovery ahead of you, but the right support can make a difference as you heal.