Personal Injury Lawyer for Disfiguring Injuries and Scars in Omaha, Nebraska
Rensch & Rensch Law are personal injury attorneys in Omaha, Nebraska who help individuals who have suffered disfiguring injuries in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and truck accidents. If you have suffered a disfiguring injury as a result of another person’s negligence or neglect, you may be living with a changed self-image, may be struggling to heal emotionally, and may wonder whether you are entitled to receive compensation from negligent parties to cover your cosmetic or reconstructive surgery. Rensch & Rensch Law may be able to assist you with making a claim. For example, you may be entitled to seek a settlement from insurance companies as well as from negligent parties if you have been disfigured in an accident.
What are Some Types of Injuries That Can Cause Disfigurement or Scarring?
Serious car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and truck accidents can leave victims suffering from disfiguring injuries and scarring. Facial disfigurement can be among the most devastating type of injury individuals can face. The first thing people notice about us is our face. If we have a disfiguring injury or scar, this can impact how we face the world. Other types of scaring and disfiguring injuries include burn injuries and amputations. In addition to being painful, emotionally and physically, these injuries can impact all aspects of a person’s life, including mobility and ability to perform everyday tasks. If you or a loved one has suffered a disfiguring injury or scarring due to an accident, you may be entitled to seek damages from negligent parties. Rensch & Rensch Law are personal injury attorneys in Omaha, Nebraska who may be able to help you.
Treating Disfiguring Injuries and Scars
Treatment for disfiguring injuries and scars can include care for the emotional effects of the injury as well as for the physical effects. Plastic and reconstructive surgery may be able to help restore a person’s appearance, while counseling may be able to help individuals cope with a changed appearance and changed social dynamics. When healing from scarring or disfigurement, the whole person’s health, including physical and emotional health must be considered.
Disfigurement can come along with a range of feelings and emotions. Individuals may suffer from feelings of loss, changed identity. They may struggle with depression and they may experience worry or anxiety. Individuals may need counseling to address changes to self-esteem. Confidence and assertiveness training may also be required, especially with regards to managing staring and social encounters.
Individuals who have suffered facial trauma may be able to restore their appearance through reconstructive surgery. Reconstructive surgery can also be used to treat burn injury patients. Burn patients may also require skin grafts.
Patients suffering from injuries that result in scarring can sometimes benefit from scar reduction or scar revision surgery. When the body is wounded, when a person is burned, or when a wound is large, it can heal in a manner that leaves behind a scar. There are different types of scars and the treatment for each type of scar can differ. What are the different types of scars?
- Keloid Scars. These types of scars may be larger than the size of your original injury. These scars tend to form when injuries fail to heal properly, which highlights the importance of preventing infection and seeking proper treatment for all types of scars. If these scars form on a joint, they could have the added challenge of restricting movement of your body. Treatment for keloid scars may include surgery or steroid injections to reduce the size of the scar.
- Contracture Scars. If you have gotten burned, the skin can contract, resulting in a contracture scar. If a contracture scar forms over a joint, individuals can also have difficulty moving the body at the joint. Skin graft treatments and proper care of the burn wound can reduce scarring.
- Hypertrophic Scars. These scars are raised areas around a wound. While these are similar to keloid scars, these scars generally are not larger than the size of the original wound. Steroid treatment and surgery may be able to reduce the appearance of the scar.
Even with cosmetic surgery, some scars never fully go away. The goal of a cosmetic procedure will be to reduce the appearance of the scar. Some patients may require more than one procedure to get desired results if they have suffered scarring in a car accident, burn accident, motorcycle accident, or truck accident. Rensch & Rensch Law are personal injury attorneys in Omaha, Nebraska who offer compassionate and caring counsel to injury victims who are suffering from scars. Surgery can be painful and costly. You and your family may be entitled to seek damages for your losses.
Disfiguring Motorcycle Injuries in Omaha, Nebraska
Motorcycle injuries in Omaha, Nebraska can be particularly disfiguring. Road rash can lead to scars of the skin. If a person’s limb is crushed or amputated during the accident, a victim may suffer a disfiguring amputation injury. Amputations not only impact your appearance but they can also impact function and lead to disability. If you have suffered a disfiguring injury in a motorcycle accident, you are not alone. Rensch & Rensch Law are personal injury attorneys in Omaha, Nebraska who may be able to help you.
Seek Justice Today
Disfigurement and scarring can leave victims with emotional trauma, cause individuals to experience difficulty in social situations, can leave victims feeling depressed or anxious, may require cosmetic or reconstructive surgery, and can put individuals on a road to recovery they may need to walk for the rest of their lives. If you or a loved one has suffered a scar or disfiguring injury in Omaha, Nebraska, Rensch & Rensch Law are personal injury attorneys who may be able to help you. Our firm may be able to assist you with seeking damages for medical costs, rehabilitation costs, reconstructive surgery or scar revision surgery, pain and suffering damages, and other losses. You may only have a limited amount of time to seek damages for your losses. Contact Rensch & Rensch Law today to learn more.