Facial injuries may be mild, requiring only treatment at home, but they may also be severe, resulting in disfigurement or scarring. Injuries to the face may occur during recreational activities, car crashes, slip and falls, dog bites, or assaults. Sometimes they occur in conjunction with head injuries. Pain may be sudden and severe. Generally, if there is a cut inside your mouth or severe pain in a jaw or facial bone, you should seek medical care. Sometimes cheekbones are fractured or the jaw is dislocated, and this may cause harm even if the jaw is popped back into place. If you suffer facial injuries as a result of someone else's negligence or misconduct in Tennessee or elsewhere in the South, our injury lawyers may be able to help you recover damages. NST is the way to go if you need a Memphis facial injury lawyer to assert your rights.Bringing a Claim Based on Facial Injuries
How a facial injury is treated depends on how severe the injury is and other personal factors, including your age and health condition. Facial injuries may result from explosions, dog or pet attacks, car accidents, motorcycle crashes, truck accidents, work accidents, electrocutions, or defective products. They may result in vision impairment, nerve damage, depression, and long-lasting pain. Sometimes there are treatments that may help scars or disfigurement, such as reconstructive or revision surgery, but in most cases, these are quite expensive. Similarly, any therapy that is necessary for the psychological effects of your facial injuries probably will be expensive.
When a facial injury is caused by someone else, it may be possible to recover medical and treatment costs, as well as lost wages and lost earning capacity, by bringing a personal injury lawsuit. What you will need to prove varies depending on the context in which you were hurt. For example, if you had a hard fall from a broken balcony, you will need to establish that the property owner owed you a duty in connection with their property, the property owner failed to meet this duty, the failure caused your facial injuries, the property owner knew or should have known about the dangerous condition on the property, and you sustained actual damages. A facial injury attorney at our Memphis firm can guide you through each step of this process.
If the facial injuries are due to a defective product, such as an exploding appliance, on the other hand, you may be able to recover damages under a strict liability theory. This will require you only to establish that there was a defect and that the defect caused your injuries. For example, if there is faulty wiring in the appliance, and it explodes, you may be able to show a manufacturing defect or a design defect. It may be necessary to retain a credible expert to show that there is an actionable defect.
The damages that you may be able to recover if you can establish liability for a facial injury may vary substantially, and they may include both economic and non-economic losses. The quantity of damages awarded may depend on your attorney's degree of skill and experience. Non-economic damages may include pain and suffering, mental anguish, scarring, disfigurement, and loss of consortium. Insurers tend to believe, like juries, that young women can be most affected by scarring and disfigurement in a visible place like the face. However, an experienced trial attorney can provide details about what you have suffered and lost to ensure that the full amount of your damages is illustrated.Retain a Facial Injury Lawyer in Memphis or Beyond
If you suffer facial injuries in Tennessee or another Southern state, you may be able to recover the full scope of your damages with the help of an experienced attorney. Our firm, which employs 33 attorneys and over 120 staff members, may be able to help you recover damages. Our Memphis facial injury attorneys serve accident victims throughout Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, Arkansas, and Missouri, including in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville, Tupelo, Meridian, Jackson, Caruthersville, Hayti, Oxford, Starkville, Grenada, Little Rock, Jonesboro, and Columbus. Call Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz at 800-LAW-4004 or complete our online form for a free appointment. We also can assist people who need a brain trauma attorney or guidance with other types of personal injury claims.