Scars

Anoka Scar Attorneys

Informed Legal Guidance

Catastrophic injuries frequently have permanent consequences, including scarring and disfigurement. Scars from an injury or surgery after an accident can be embarrassing and painful. Even a small injury scar or surgery scar can cause pain and suffering. Disfigurement may affect some injury victims’ employment opportunities and prospects, impacting their confidence and self-perception and causing a loss of enjoyment of life. These are compensable injuries.

Facial & Other Visible Scars

Facial and other visible scars can be emotionally damaging, especially for children and teens. When they look in the mirror and see only the scar, there is clearly an emotional impact on their life beyond any physical trauma suffered.

Debilitating Scars

Behind vehicle wrecks, burns are the most common cause of trauma-related deaths. An extensive burn is the most crippling injury a person can suffer and still hope to survive.

Post-burn scarring is inevitable. Deep burns heal by scarring, even with the best of treatment. Although scarring can be reduced with physical therapy and plastic surgery, the areas show the physical appearance of a scar, especially from the victim’s point of view. Except for superficial burns, all burn patients will most likely heal with scars. These scars will be visible to the patient for the rest of their life and may cause enduring agony.

Scarring can be the result of shoddy cosmetic surgery. The attorneys of Bolt Hoffer Boyd Law Firm will provide your case with a thorough review to assess whether faulty products were used or if you received negligent medical attention and treatment.

It is important for lawyers and insurance companies to know the location and visibility of a scar if plastic or reconstructive surgery might help minimize the scar appearance, and whether the scar will fade with time or remain visible and noticeable.

Some of the factors considered when determining compensation for scarring include:

  • Victim's age
  • Whether the scar is permanent
  • Victim's gender and marital status
  • Location of the scar
  • Appearance of the scar

We are sensitive to the emotional and physical impact of scarring and are uniquely able to provide your case with an honest and thorough evaluation.

If you or a loved one has been inflicted with visible or painful scars caused by a work-related incident or a vehicle wreck, or in any way caused by the negligence of someone else, call the attorneys of Bolt Hoffer Boyd Law Firm at (763) 292-2102 for a free initial consultation.

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