New Orleans Scarring And Disfigurement Lawyer
Is the scar from your accident the first thing people notice about you? Are you reminded of that awful day every time you look in the mirror? Was there damage to the underlying muscles or nerves?
An altered appearance takes an emotional and psychological toll. Visible scars and disfiguring injuries can also have a social impact or even affect job prospects. Many victims suffer additional hardships through restorative surgery.
The Visible — And Invisible — Aftermath Of Your Accident
Louisiana injury law permits a separate award for scarring and disfiguring. This often amounts to significant damages on top of other injury compensation. Even if your other injuries were minor, you might be entitled to a substantial settlement for visible scars or disfigurement.
The legal team at Stephen Rue & Associates Law Firm excels at getting full value for serious personal injuries. We have helped clients maximize compensation for scarring and disfigurement, in stand-alone claims or in conjunction with other injuries.
Trial lawyer Stephen Rue and his team handle disfigurement claims in car wrecks and auto accidents and in other personal injury cases such as dog bites, falling accidents, fires or botched surgeries. We even obtained a notable recovery against a nail salon after our client’s toe was sliced during a pedicure, leaving a nasty scar.
We work closely with clients and consult with surgeons, psychologists, economists and other professionals to detail all the ways that life is adversely affected:
- Disfiguring scars on the face, neck or head
- Other visible scarring (arms, hands, feet, back)
- Cheloid scar tissue (especially on people with darker skin)
- Damage to facial nerves
- Noticeable disfigurement (limp, tremors, missing fingers, etc.)
- Reconstructive or cosmetic surgery
- Lost wages and lost earning capacity
- Psychiatric care or psychological counseling
- Fear of going out in public
- Emotional trauma and loss of enjoyment
Compensation For Scarring, Disfigurement Or Amputation
We understand how devastating a scarring injury can be, particularly for children or young adults who may be teased or socially ostracized. We are committed to securing the best possible medical treatment and mental health care for clients, and to making sure that they are fairly compensated for permanent disfigurement.