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New York Scarring & Disfigurement Lawyer

Let’s face it: looks are everything. We live in a superficial world where appearances matter. If nobody finds you attractive, then it can harm your self-esteem and cause a host of other negative effects. Appearance can also affect your social life, love life, career, mental health, and overall ability to enjoy life.

Even if you’re good-looking and seem to have it all, your life can change in an instant thanks to a traumatic accident. Car crashes, fires, explosions, dog attacks, and medical malpractice can leave a person disfigured. Disfigurement refers to an external change in one’s body that others can easily see. An accident or act of physical violence can cause you to experience negative effects to your body, such as scarring, changes in skin pigmentation, deformity, dismemberment, and amputation.

All these issues can cause people to stop and stare. You may suddenly feel ugly. This can cause serious emotional issues and even isolation. You may be scared to go out in public. Fortunately, you can receive compensation for the damages you have suffered due to your disfigurement. The New York scarring & disfigurement lawyers from Cohan Law Firm can help you move forward with life after such a tragic situation.

Types of Disfigurement

Disfigurement can include a variety of physical issues such as:

  • Facial injuries, including scarring, nose fractures, jaw bone fractures, orbital fractures, ear or nose deformities, loss of teeth, loss of eyes, and blindness
  • Scarring or disfigurement of the torso and upper body
  • Posture distortions and other deformities caused by spine injuries
  • Neurological injuries such as paralysis
  • Limping and gait issues
  • Scarring, shortening, and distortion of the arms and legs
  • Burn marks;
  • Amputation or loss of a limb

What Compensation Can I Receive?

Many types of scarring and disfigurement require plastic surgery or reconstructive surgery. They can also cause psychological issues and even affect your career. For example, if you are an actor or newsperson, any visible scars or disfigurements could possibly end your career. It’s important to understand what types of treatment are available and what options you have if treatment is not successful. For example, you may receive employment rehabilitation services.

You have to take into consideration the psychological scars you may experience. Disfigurement may lead to anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and isolation, all which may require psychiatric care.

Damages are often placed into two main categories:

  • Economic damages. These are monetary losses that you have suffered, such as medical expenses, loss of earnings, and property damage.
  • Non-economic damages. These refer to intangible losses, such as pain and suffering, mental suffering, emotional distress, loss of companionship, loss of consortium, and humiliation.

Contact Cohan Law Firm Today

Dealing with the effects of scarring and disfigurement can be challenging. There will be physical and psychological effects to contend with.

At Cohan Law Firm , we understand the devastation involved in seeing your appearance change after an accident. Our New York scarring & disfigurement lawyers are ready to help you obtain economic and non-economic damages. Schedule a free consultation by calling (855) 855-0321 or filling out the online form.

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