Facial trauma is one of the most devastating crash-related injuries. The damage is clearly visible, and in some cases, permanent. In addition, crash victims are likely to suffer lifelong mental trauma and emotional anguish as a result of their injuries.
Crash-related facial injuries can occur when a driver or front passenger’s face makes contact with the airbag. This can result in burns to the face or other blunt trauma, depending on the impact of a frontal crash or head-on collision. Facial injuries can also be caused by side-impact crashes (T-bones) due to shattering glass and limited protection from the door.
People who sustain facial trauma in collisions often experience:
A 2007 study published in the International Journal of Surgery analyzed crash-related facial injuries sustained by approximately 409 patients. The study found that:
Researchers in the study found that the leading causes of severe facial trauma were:
Medical treatment for facial injuries depends on the severity and which facial functions are compromised. Mild facial injuries may only require:
Severe facial injuries may be require:
A serious crash-related facial injury can be a life-changing event. Even after recovering from the physical injuries, crash victims may experience life-long suffering, emotional anguish, and loss of life enjoyment — all because of someone else’s reckless actions.
If you were hurt in a crash caused by someone else’s negligence, you should be able to get the best care possible without paying out-of-pocket. If you’re faced with costly medical bills, wage loss, and other damages, an experienced Alabama car accident attorney at Mike Slocumb Law Firm can help.
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