Value of a Facial Scar Injury in New York
A facial scar injury can have a profound impact on an individual's life, both physically and emotionally. Whether caused by an accident, medical procedure, or other circumstances, facial scars can affect one's self-confidence, interpersonal relationships, and overall well-being. If you have experienced a facial scar injury in New York that was caused by the negligence of someone else, you may be entitled to compensation. Understanding the value of your condition is essential in seeking appropriate compensation. Contact an experienced New York personal injury lawyer at Stephen Bilkis & Associates. With over twenty years of experienced, we have the skill, knowledge, and resources to properly assess your case and demand maximum compensation on your behalf. Our attorneys and of counsel have secured over $1 billion in compensation for clients. We are here to help.Examples of Facial Scar Injury Verdicts in New York
To illustrate the potential value of a facial scar injury claim, the following examples serve as valuable references, showcasing the legal system's recognition of the impact and value of injuries that leave facial scars.
Case: Aughtry v. State, # 2019-029-033 (N.Y. Ct. Cl. May 22, 2019)
Accident Type: Negligence
Case Summary: Claimant was assaulted by other inmates while in the bathhouse of Sing Sing Correctional Facility, as a result of the State's negligent failure to provide adequate security and take reasonable precautions against this foreseeable risk of attack. As a result of the attack, plaintiff has a scar that runs from near his right eye, across his right cheek and ear, then down his neck.
Case: Whitfield v. City of New York, 90 N.Y.2d 777 (N.Y. 1997)
Accident Type: Premises liability
Case Summary: Plaintiff Gary Whitfield brought this negligence action against defendant City of New York for injuries sustained in a fire in a building owned by defendant City. Plaintiff had third degree burns, causing severe facial disfigurement, and posttraumatic stress disorder, causing plaintiff to become suicidal.
At Stephen Bilkis & Associates we understand the physical and emotional toll that facial scar injuries can have on an individual's life. Various types of accidents can lead to facial scarring, often requiring extensive medical treatment and causing significant distress. If you or a loved one has suffered such an injury due to someone else's negligence, our skilled New York personal injury lawyers are here to help. Here are some common scenarios where facial scar injuries can occur:
Car Accidents: The force of impact in a car, motorcycle, or truck accident can result in shattered glass, debris, or other objects causing severe facial lacerations and scarring. These scars can have long-lasting physical and psychological effects.
Dog Bites: Dog attacks can cause deep lacerations and permanent scarring, particularly when the face is involved. Dog owners are responsible for controlling their pets and ensuring public safety. If you were bitten by someone else's dog due to the owner's negligence or failure to control the animal, you may be entitled to compensation.
Premises Liability: Slip and fall accidents, inadequate security, or accidents caused by dangerous conditions on someone else's property can lead to facial injuries and scarring. Property owners have a duty to maintain safe premises, and if they fail to do so, they may be held liable for resulting injuries.
Assault and Battery: Intentional acts of violence, including assaults, physical altercations, or acts of aggression, can cause severe facial injuries and scarring. Victims of assault may pursue compensation through personal injury claims against the responsible parties.
If you or a loved one has suffered facial scarring in any of these accidents or other incidents caused by negligence, our compassionate attorneys are ready to fight for your rights. We will diligently pursue the compensation. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case and legal options.Factors in Determining the Value of a Facial Scar Injury
The two biggest factors in determining the value of a facial scar injury in New York are the severity of the scar and the impact on the individual's appearance and psychological well-being.
Severity of the Scar: The severity of the facial scar is a primary factor in assessing its value. Factors such as the size, depth, and location of the scar are taken into consideration. More prominent or disfiguring scars that are visible and difficult to conceal may result in higher compensation. Scars that require additional medical interventions, such as scar revision surgeries, may also contribute to the evaluation of the scar's severity.
Impact on Appearance and Psychological Well-being: The impact of the facial scar on the individual's appearance and psychological well-being is a significant consideration. Scars on the face can have a profound effect on self-esteem, confidence, and social interactions. Compensation may be awarded to address the emotional distress, psychological trauma, and diminished quality of life resulting from the facial scar. Factors such as the individual's age, gender, occupation, and personal circumstances may be taken into account when assessing the impact of the scar on their life.
While other factors, such as medical expenses and potential future treatments, may also be considered, the severity of the scar and its impact on appearance and psychological well-being are typically the two most influential factors in determining the value of a facial scar injury in New York.Contact Stephen Bilkis & Associates
Determining the value of a facial scar injury in New York involves a comprehensive evaluation of various factors that impact the severity and consequences of the injury. The severity of the scar itself, including its size, depth, and visibility, is a primary consideration in assessing its value. Additionally, the impact of the facial scar on the individual's appearance, self-esteem, and psychological well-being is crucial in determining the compensation deserved. Seeking fair compensation for a facial scar injury is essential to address the emotional distress, diminished quality of life, and potential financial hardships associated with the injury. With dedicated legal representation, individuals with facial scar injuries in New York can receive the financial resources needed to move forward, regain confidence, and rebuild their lives. Contact us at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW (1-800-696-9529) to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We represent clients in the following locations: Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Staten Island, Suffolk County, and Westchester County.