Phoenix Scarring and Disfigurement Attorneys
Scarring and Disfigurement in Phoenix
Scarring and disfigurement are serious injuries. In some circumstances, they can be grounds for a lawsuit against the responsible party.
If you or a loved one have suffered scarring or disfigurement in an accident in Phoenix, contact the Husband & Wife Law Team today. We will work with you to explore your options and get started on building a case that gets you the compensation you deserve.
What Types of Accidents May Result in Severe Scarring?
There are many types of accidents that may result in severe scarring. In fact, accidents are the leading cause of scarring. Some of the most common causes include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Slips and falls
- Medical procedures
- Animal attacks
What Are the Different Types of Scars?
There are several different types of scars.
Hypertrophic scars are elevated and red and occur when the body creates too much collagen in response to injury. These types of scars can be very painful and may require further treatment to reduce their appearance.
Keloid scars are also raised, but they continue to grow beyond the original injury site. Keloids are usually pink or red in color, and can range from small spots to large patches. They can also be very painful. Like hypertrophic scars, keloids may require additional therapy to improve their appearance and reduce pain.
Contracture scars most frequently occur after exposure to intense heat, such as a burn, contracture scars are characterized by a pulled appearance, almost as if the scarred skin had been stretched excessively tightly over the wound.
Scars don’t just have to be physical. Mental scars are the ones that are the most difficult to deal with. Mental scars often leave you feeling empty inside, and they can also cause you to feel depressed or anxious. Mental scars are not visible, but they're just as real as physical ones. They're caused by emotional pain that stays with you long after the traumatic event or accident has passed.
What Are the Treatment Options for Serious Scars?
There are several treatment options for serious scars.
The first is to use fillers to make the scar look less prominent. Fillers can be used to treat scarring from acne, surgery, or burns. Though fillers are generally considered safe, they can be expensive and may need to be repeated over time.
Another treatment option is laser treatment, which uses a beam of light to stimulate cell growth and collagen production. The laser stimulates the skin cells below the surface of the skin to produce new collagen fibers in order to reduce or eliminate scarring. This type of treatment can take multiple sessions, but it has been shown to be effective in treating scars caused by burns, acne, surgery, and other types of injury. It is also less expensive than some other options.
A third option is dermabrasion, which uses an abrasive instrument to remove layers of damaged skin left behind by acne or other trauma. This method removes all layers of damaged tissue from an area without damaging the healthy tissue around it. However, it does require anesthesia and can leave some patients with permanent pigment changes in their skin coloration.
What Compensation Might Be Available?
Accident victims are entitled to compensation for all of their damages, including scarring that results from the accident. Compensation for scars and disfigurement is available in the form of a personal injury claim. A personal injury claim can be filed against the person or company responsible for your injuries, depending on the circumstances.
Talk to The Husband & Wife Law Team to determine the right type of compensation for you!
How Will a Law Firm Assess the Case To Recover Compensation?
There are many ways to compensate for scars and disfigurement. If you have suffered from scarring or disfigurement from a car crash, the first step is to determine whether you have a valid claim. You can do this by hiring a lawyer who specializes in personal injury law to review your case. Our attorneys at The Husband & Wife Law Team will be able to tell you if you have a valid claim, and what kind of compensation may be available for your injuries.
Why It’s Important To Have a Skilled Phoenix Lawyer Assist You
When you have a scar or disfigurement and are looking to file a claim, it's important to find a skilled Phoenix injury lawyer who can help.
The Husband & Wife Law Team has been assisting the residents of Phoenix with their claims for compensation for scars and disfigurements for years, and we have the experience and expertise to help you get the result you deserve. Call us today on (602) 457-6222.
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