If you or a family member suffers serious scars or disfigurements in Michigan car accident, you may can file a personal injury lawsuit and receive settlement for scar injuries. In a car accident, a scar is often caused to the face or forehead due to either impact with the windshield or the passenger window at the time of the crash. Other scars and disfigurements are caused by lacerations due to contact with other parts of the vehicle.
Several factors go into determining the "settlement value" of a scar. These depend on the location of the scar, the size of the scar, the permanency of the scar, and the available treatment for the scar. A scar on the cheek of a young girl or teenager will most likely have more of an impact on the way the victim perceives herself, how others perceive, and how it affects her self-esteem. This is much different than a grown man with a scar on his arm, even though this type of scar is also compensable. Scars and disfiguring injuries also serve as a constant reminder to the injured person of the event or accident that caused the injury.
If you or family member have suffered a serious scar or disfiguring injury in a Michigan car accident, you should contact an experienced car accident attorney immediately to discuss your case and determine whether a personal injury claim should be pursed.