What does it mean to heal completely from an accident? Does it just mean that you can do the physical things you did before the accident? What if you can do most things, but you still have pain or stiffness? Or, what if you can do what you did before, but you don’t look the same? Many motor vehicle accidents result in long-lasting or permanent changes that no amount of treatment will resolve. These effects are often referred to as “residual injuries,” and you should be compensated for them. An experienced New Mexico car accident attorney will know what your residual injuries are worth and will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
Scarring and Disfigurement Are Common Residual Injuries
Long after the broken bones have healed, the concussion has mended, and the whiplash has been resolved, you might still have physical reminders of a catastrophic car crash in the form of scarring and disfigurement. When these marks are in a visible area, such as your face, neck, arms, or legs, they can affect your mental state and impact your ability to interact with other people easily. Disfigurement injuries that are common in motor vehicle accidents include:
These kinds of permanent injuries can occur in every kind of motor vehicle crash, including car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents. When someone else’s negligence caused your disfigurement, you should not be responsible for the life-long price you will have to pay.
Effects of Disfigurement Injuries on Quality of Life
A scar might not seem like a serious injury at first, but it can have a serious impact on your life and livelihood. Serious, visible scarring can cause:
While monetary damages will not solve all of these problems, they can go a long way towards making up for some of your losses. Whether it supplements lost income or helps to pay for expensive cosmetic surgery that insurance won’t cover, compensation can make a difference.
Trust Keller & Keller to Get You What You Deserve
It is not easy to document the effects of a disfigurement injury, but with the help of an experienced personal injury attorney, you can make sure you get everything to which you are entitled after a New Mexico crash that was not your fault. Call our Albuquerque office at 800-253-5537 to find out how we can help maximize the value of your claim.