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How Can a Car Accident Cause Facial Injuries?


Facial injuries result from many accidents. Frequently, where car accidents are involved, injuries to the face, eyes, or neck can have serious consequences. 

How can a car accident cause facial injuries? Read on to learn more about car accident injuries and how a lawyer can help. 

Ways a Car Accident Can Cause Facial Injuries

Although they may not be the first type of injury, you would associate with a car accident, facial injuries, in truth, are common in car accidents. In fact, a study in an American medical journal observed that more than half of the car accident victims reported throughout the life of the study suffered facial trauma. 

It’s no secret that facial injuries in a car accident can lead to extensive damages. But how can a car accident cause facial injury in the first place? Some possibilities include: 

  • Getting hit by shattered or broken glass
  • Being ejected through windshield
  • Getting struck by airbag
  • Smacking face into hard surfaces, such as the steering wheel of the car
  • Suffering a burn

Given the many ways that you can suffer facial trauma, there are also types of injuries related to the face than afflict car accident victims. Some of these include:

  • Serious burns 
  • Eye injuries
  • Broken bones in the face, such as the orbital
  • Swelling
  • Disfigurement, scarring, or other damages

How Facial Injuries Can Cause Other Losses

Any time you suffer injuries as the result of a car accident, there’s a significant potential for you to suffer other losses related to your injuries. The most prominent example of this would probably be the cost of medical treatment of your facial injuries, which could be costly, recurrent, or otherwise difficult. 

Fortunately, if someone else has caused your losses, these can become the basis of damage payments in a settlement or jury verdict in a civil action. Other examples of potential damages related to facial injury from a car accident include:

  • Lost income
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Disfigurement 
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Exemplary damages 

Suffering facial injuries as the result of a car accident can feel completely overwhelming. For this reason, many claimants who’ve found themselves in this situation have elected to consult an experienced car accident attorney for help with their claims. 

Not only can working with a lawyer help you ensure that you’re giving yourself the best chance of maximizing the value of your settlement, it will also free you from the burden of having to investigate your own accident, file paperwork, and negotiate directly with the insurance company. 

Contact a Car Accident Lawyer Today

Facial injuries can have a severe impact on your ability to live life the way you did before. When someone else is responsible for your losses, a lawyer from Spencer Calahan Injury Lawyers can help you secure the maximum possible financial compensation. 

Our consultations are always risk and hassle free—call 225-387-2323 or fill out the form below to contact Spencer Calahan Injury Lawyers today.