Compensation for Scars or Disfigurement Lawyer in Albany
Injuries that result in scars and disfigurement often have lasting consequences that go beyond the physical pain and suffering. Victims of disfiguring accidents also must deal with emotional consequences, including a loss of confidence and self-esteem. Oftentimes, these injuries require lasting medical or psychological care, which is prohibitively expensive for many people. Getting compensation for medical expenses and other damages is a crucial step for accident victims.
At Friedman, Hirschen & Miller, LLP, our experienced personal injury attorneys help clients obtain the compensation they need for their physical and mental treatment. When necessary, our lawyers work with medical professionals to fully understand our clients' injuries. We prepare each case and effectively present the injuries our client has suffered and the lasting effects that will continue to impact our client long after the initial accident.
If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident that has caused scars or disfigurement, contact us and speak with an attorney at no cost.
Typically, the more prominent the scar is, the larger the monetary settlement. This is due in part to the larger impact of physiological damage — scars can cause physical pain, numbness and lack of sensation. Additionally, women and children tend to obtain larger monetary settlements than men.
Car Crash Scars and Other Causes of Scars and Disfigurement
Nearly any accident or injury can cause scars and disfigurements. If an individual is disfigured in an automobile accident, it must be proven that the driver's negligence is a substantial reason for the disfigurement in order to have a valid claim. In Albany, New York, the attorneys at Friedman, Hirschen & Miller, LLP, have helped clients recover damages as a result of:
- Birth injuries
- Car and truck accidents
- Motorcycle, bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Unsafe property accidents
- Medical malpractice
We understand that scars and disfigurement can have a significant impact on a person's ability to feel confident about his or her appearance. People who suffer disfigurement often have to deal with stares, comments and questions from strangers about their accidents. They may have feelings of anger and embarrassment and may have trouble forming relationships with others as a result of their isolation.
Psychological and physical treatment is necessary to help overcome these attitudes and perceptions.
Scarred From an Accident? Contact Us to Learn More About Scars and Disfigurements
If you have been involved in a serious accident that has had a lasting impact on our health and your appearance, you need the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney at Friedman, Hirschen & Miller, LLP. Contact us to schedule an appointment for a free initial consultation. We take cases on a contingency basis. Call us in Albany, New York, at 518-480-2151.