Facial Injuries & Your Legal Options
Facial injuries can result from a number of violent occurrences. One of the most common causes of facial injuries tends to be traffic accidents, such as motor vehicle or motorcycle wrecks. Transport Canada reported over 11 thousand instances of serious injuries resulting from car accidents in 2010. With 23,541 licensed drivers traversing Canadian roads and highways, the potential for traffic accidents is high.
If a facial injury results from an auto accident, the physical trauma can be devastating enough to prevent the victim from ever living the life they had before, but the emotional distress they experience is almost unparalleled to another injury. Social stigmas and physical obstacles are only a portion of the difficulties that the victims of disfigurement must learn to work around in order to move on with their lives, which can prove nearly impossible for some.
The victims of facial injuries can endure a lifetime of stress and pain, as well as one fraught with numerous surgeries to correct functional deficiencies and aesthetic deformations. Emotional and physical trauma aside, the financial strain that continuous operations can put on the victim and their family can sometimes be too much to bear, leaving them in dire straits and possibly unable to work.
If you or a loved one endured facial injuries from an auto accident, you may be eligible for compensation based on the pain and suffering you experienced as a result of the crash. The personal injury lawyers of Greg Monforton & Partners believe that those dealing with disfigurement because of another persons negligence should have compassionate and confident representation in court, which is why we will always fight for the MAXIMUM amount of compensation due to our clients.
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Types of Facial Injuries
Because auto accidents are so violent, facial trauma, or maxillofacial trauma, is very often caused by car collisions. Facial trauma refers to damage that occurs to one or a number of areas of the face, including:
Soft Tissue Damage
Often requiring stitches for treatment, soft tissue injuries like lacerations, bruises, or contusions are often very delicate injuries due to the number of salivary glands and nerve endings present in the skin.
It is very common for victims of car accidents to experience broken, cracked or shattered teeth during an accident due to the head slamming against various areas within the car.
A very common example of joint damage can be seen in TMJ, or temporomandibular joint injury, which can occur as a drivers face slams into the steering wheel on impact. The force can cause the jaw to fracture or dislocate, which will cause the victim intense pain but very little other symptoms of injury. TMJ can cause locked jaw, limited range of motion within the bite, an abnormal bite, headaches, clicking jaw and pain in the back, neck, or face.
Facial Bone Damage
If the bones in the face become fractured from the accident, doctors will utilize stabilization methods like internal fixation to help them heal.
Causes of Facial Injuries
Most facial injuries arise from a sudden high-energy trauma to the face. Auto accidents that create this type of force include:
Sadly, disfigurement is still a somewhat taboo and shocking injury for the general public, which makes the pain and suffering that facial injury victims face even more powerful. After treatment for your injuries, contact a skilled car accident law firm to learn the rights you may have in your case.
If your facial disfigurement was caused because another driver was behaving carelessly or displaying negligent tendencies behind the wheel, you may be entitled to compensation that can cover the costs associated with recovering from the accident.
Our Ontario Legal Team Fights for Your Rights
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident and you would like more information on your rights, please contact us today. At the law offices of Greg Monforton and Partners, we understand the trauma that injury victims and their loved ones can endure following an automotive accident.
With this in mind, our entire staff is dedicated to fighting for the rights of individuals - not large firms and corporations - and will fight for your MAXIMUM injury compensation.
Our main office is located in Windsor, Ontario and we proudly provide comprehensive legal counsel to injury victims throughout the province including:
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