May 19, 2024

Damages Due When Suing for Disfigurement

Many injuries aren’t so visible. Some people may not recognize that you were severely injured or disabled in a New York City accident until you’ve told them. But not all injuries are invisible. You may have suffered injuries that affect your appearance or physical ability, which can leave you with more than pain and medical bills. 

But what damages are due when you’re suing for disfigurement? Disfigurement covers more than your overall health, so talk to a NYC injury lawyer before you sue. They can help you calculate your damages and get fairly compensated for all your losses caused by the disfiguring injury. 

Financial Costs of Disfigurement

When you’re disfigured in an accident, it can cost a lot to address your appearance, mobility, and the amount of pain you’re feeling. Because disfiguring injuries can do so much damage, it can be costly to repair or reduce the appearance of these injuries. 

Let’s say you were seriously burned in an NYC car accident. Those burn injuries may be visible, and they may leave scars that affect your appearance. You may seek out treatment to reduce the visibility of these scars. 

Here’s the good news—your lawyer can help you add up these economic damages. Your lawyer will review the costs that have added up because of your injuries. Even lost wages for a disfigurement should be included. If your job was affected because your appearance changed, such as a modeling or acting job, you may be due compensation for that, too. 

Non-Economic Damages for Disfigurement 

But damages you’re due for disfigurement aren’t always financial. The emotional and mental toll of your injuries may even be more important than the financial losses. The problem is that they can be more difficult to calculate because they’re intangible. 

For example, you may have faced severe emotional distress because of the facial trauma that disfigured you. But how do you calculate the “value” of that distress? When you’re struggling with your injuries, reach out for the tools and resources a personal injury lawyer can provide. 

Your compensation for a disfigurement can be calculated based on how severe your injuries are and how much they impacted your life. For example, an actor who suffered facial trauma may be impacted more by their injury than someone who works in an office or factory. Your lawyer can calculate these damages and add up all of them so you can get your maximum compensation. 

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer About Disfigurement Damages

When you’re hurt and disfigured in an accident, it can be tough to sue. You’re struggling to deal with both the financial and emotional sides of your injuries, and you may not have the tools you need to calculate your damages. 

Luckily, you don’t have to calculate them on your own. You can instead seek out a lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP. We have the tools you need to get your maximum compensation, and we offer free consultations if you’re not sure where to begin. For your consultation, reach out by calling 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or by filling out the online contact form below. 

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