California Scarring and Disfigurement Attorneys
Many serious injuries can result in the victim being permanently scarred or disfigured. Severe wounds and burns can leave lasting marks on a person, having a massive impact on their quality of life. Make sure you get the compensation you deserve by hiring the California scarring and disfigurement lawyers of Bisnar Chase.
Some scars are small and subtle, but others can cause extreme physical changes in a victim. The impact of major scarring can be extreme, in some cases causing lifelong emotional and mental issues.
If you have sustained scars and disfiguring injuries due to the negligence or malicious intent of another party, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the catastrophic injury attorneys of Bisnar Chase now for a free assessment of your case and expert legal representation.
What is Scarring?
A scar is a lasting mark left after an injury. As a severe wound heals, the old skin or tissue will be replaced by scar tissue. Scarring most often occurs on the skin, but can also affect internal organs – for instance, after invasive surgery or a deep wound.
Scarring is a natural part of the healing process. It occurs when collagen is produced by the body to promote healing, impacting the formation of replacement tissue.
Even minor injuries can result in some form of scarring. This will usually fade over time, but can sometimes take years. The type of scars left, and their healing time will be impacted by several factors. These include the location and cause of the scarring, the severity of the injury and depth of the wound, as well as the age and condition of the victim.
In the case of severe wounds and injuries, deep scarring can result in permanent disfigurement. They can cause embarrassment and self-consciousness, among other side effects.
Causes of Severe Wounds and Scarring
All kinds of severe wounds and serious injuries can result in deep and lasting scarring. The injuries that most frequently cause lasting damage include:
- Deep cuts and lacerations
- Torn flesh
- Puncture wounds
Scarring injuries and disfigurement are commonly caused by a few different scenarios. These include:
➤ Auto Accidents: A lot of car accident victims (as well as victims of truck crashes and other road accidents) suffer gashes and cuts from broken glass and flying debris.
➤ Motorcycle Accidents: Many motorcycle wrecks involve the rider suffering road rash. This is a type of extreme abrasion caused by a motorcyclist sliding across the road surface at high speed without wearing full protective gear. This is very painful and can cause heavy scarring.
➤ Dog Bites: In canine attack cases, dogs can cause significant scarring from both puncture wounds and torn flesh, depending on the severity of the attack.
➤ Fires and Explosions: Some premise liability cases involve victims being trapped and burnt by fires. Burn injuries can cause extreme blistering and scar a person’s skin.
➤ Construction Accidents: Construction areas are dangerous, and power tools such as drills and nail guns can cause severe wounds and subsequent scarring.
➤ Electrical or Chemical Burns: Injury victims can also suffer burns when no actual fire is involved. Electrical and chemical burns can both cause lasting disfigurement.
➤ Other: A wide range of other negligence-based scenarios can cause people to suffer permanent physical scarring, including defective products and more.
The law firm of Bisnar Chase handles scarring and disfigurement cases and claims when the victim has been left suffering due to another party’s negligence.
To find out more about your legal options, contact us now for a free consultation.
Types of Scarring
Not all scars are the same. Different forms of disfigurement are classified according to a variety of factors. The different types of scarring include:
➤ Hypertrophic Scars: A hypertrophic scar will present as a thick, red, and raised covering over the area of the injury. This form of scarring can physical symptoms including tenderness, itching, ad swelling.
➤ Keloid Scars: While hypertrophic scars and restricted to the site of the original injury, a keloid scar can see the painful growth of scar tissue beyond the boundaries of an injured area.
➤ Contracture Scars: Contracture scarring is what occurs when a victim has been burnt. Burn scars can be slick or textured, with high levels of discoloration. They can cover large areas and impact the tissue and muscles below the surface in extreme cases.
If you have suffered a severe wound with serious and lasting effects, contact the California scarring and disfigurement attorneys of Bisnar Chase now. We can make sure you are properly compensated for your suffering.
The Impact of Scarring and Disfigurement
Many injury victims never have to deal with significant scarring. In a lot of cases, scars fade quickly, are unobtrusive, or have no physical symptoms. But in other cases, they can completely change a person’s life.
The effect that scarring can have on victims is two-fold: physical and psychological.
Physical Impact of Scarring
Beyond the original injury, some scars can cause ongoing pain and limit mobility and motion in the affected area, as well as causing nerve issues, sensitivity, and more.
Psychological Impact of Scarring
In many cases, the mental effects of disfigurement can be more damaging than the physical effects. Injury victims suffering from major scarring can experience post-traumatic stress disorder, along with depression and self-consciousness.
This can destroy your quality of life, impacting enjoyment, employment, relationships, and more.
If you are suffering either physically or mentally due to the lasting impression of a catastrophic injury, we can help. Contact a top-rated scarring and disfigurement lawyer for superior representation in your case now.
Scarring Liability - Can You Take Legal Action?
If you have endured any form of short-term pain or long-term suffering from an accident caused by another person’s negligence, you can and should take legal action.
For a scarring and disfigurement lawsuit to be successful, some form of negligence must exist. This means that the at-fault party must have failed in their duty of care. Examples include:
➤ A reckless driver who caused an accident, resulting in the victim sustaining severe wounds and permanent scarring.
➤ A dog owner who failed to stop their pet from biting and scarring a victim.
➤ A property owner who failed to ensure safe conditions within their building, resulting in a person suffering burns.
These are just a few examples of potential negligence. If you have suffered scarring in an accident and want to find out if you have a claim, contact us now for a free case review.
Bisnar Chase is a personal injury law firm that specializes in winning compensation for injury victims. We strongly believe that anyone left with lasting effects from an accident should be properly compensated. We have a 99% success rate and can win your case.
There is no set level of scarring and disfigurement compensation. It will always be decided on a case by case basis. Compensation could include reparation for the pain and distress a person has gone through, as well as their medical expenses.
You should hire a skilled and experienced scarring and disfigurement attorney. Their job is to prove liability and demonstrate the level of pain and suffering caused by the victim’s scarring to win the maximum compensation possible.
Healing and Treatment for Scars
A variety of treatments are available to treat and alter the appearance of scarring. The type of scarring treatment recommended to you will depend on the severity and depth of damage. Treatments include:
- Over-the-counter ointments, creams, and gels
- Prescription products
- Laser treatment
- Small-dose radiotherapy
- Surgical skin grafts
The cost of treatments for significant scarring can quickly spiral in tens of thousands of dollars. Costs will be especially high for cosmetic surgeries and surgical treatments, such as skin grafts.
|Steroid treatments||$500||Administered injection|
|Laser treatment||$200-$5,000+||Light therapy under anaesthetic or sedation|
|Radiotherapy||$10,000||Targeted non-invasive radiation therapy|
|Skin graft||$18,000-$30,000||Minimally invasive surgery|
Scarring and Disfigurement FAQs
We want to put your mind at ease and answer any questions you might have about filing a scarring and disfigurement lawsuit.
If your questions are not answered throughout this page, or in the FAQ below, do not hesitate to contact us.
Scars react differently based on their type and cause. Some scars take months to settle into their final state, some fade over time, and others will have a long-term impact. Visit a medical professional for a complete diagnosis of your scarring.
A scar is an area of altered tissue that occurs as an injury heals. Disfigurement refers to a permanent change in a person’s body, which can be caused by scarring. Disfigurement is cause for a victim to file a lawsuit.
There are several surgical options available to remove and alter scarring. These range from laser treatment to skin grafts. They can be costly, and their effectiveness will depend on the level of scarring sustained.
Compensation will depend on a range of factors, from the severity of the scarring and psychological impact to a person’s medical costs. There is no set amount, and online legal cost calculators are notoriously unreliable. Contact the personal injury lawyers of Bisnar Chase for advice.
We believe that our track record and approach to client care sets us apart from other attorneys. Our firm has a 99% success rate, winning more than $650 million for injury victims. We are also committed to providing superior representation.
Top-rated Disfigurement Attorneys
Bisnar Chase is a top-rated law firm when it comes to fighting for the rights of injury victims in California. We have been winning top verdicts and settlements for our clients for more than 40 years.
Ours is a community law firm that takes pride in providing the support and guidance that people need, just when they need it most. Being involved in an accident can be incredibly traumatic, but we are here to help.
We provide expert legal assistance to residents throughout any city in California, including:
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Our track record is outstanding. We have helped more than 12,000 clients fight for justice with a 99% success rate and offer a ‘No Win, No Fee’ promise to protect our clients from being hit by major costs.
Providing superior representation is our passion, and we have won a total of more than $650 million for injury victims. Our skilled attorneys will take care of every aspect of your case, allowing you to focus on recovery.
Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys
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Newport Beach, CA 92660