Alabama Burn, Scarring and Disfigurement Injury Lawyers Seek Justice for Victims

Dothan law firm represents people suffering permanent effects of an accident

Injuries in serious accidents can lead to burns, permanent scarring and lifelong disfigurement. Our lawyers at Carey & Hamner, P.C., in Dothan have nearly four decades of combined experience advocating for Alabama clients in personal injury claims, including those involving  scarring, burns and amputation. We understand the intense mental distress and damaging physical effects that result from these life-changing injuries and offer compassionate counsel while we pursue compensation from the party whose carelessness caused your condition.

Our Dothan injury lawyers understand the effects of permanent scars

Broken glass from a car crash, dog bites, burns and catastrophic injuries requiring extensive surgery can cause permanent scars. These disfigurements that affect a person’s appearance can lead to embarrassment and emotional distress that seriously impacts a victim’s quality of life. If your scars are due to the negligence of another person, our Dothan injury lawyers will advise you about your right to collect compensation for your scarring and disfigurement, as well as other types of harm you’ve experienced.

How permanent scarring impacts a personal injury claim

As a long-term effect of a defendant’s negligence, permanent scarring should be accounted for in a settlement or verdict along with medical bills and other damages that are part of your personal injury claim. Each case is unique however, and the particular value associated with a disfigurement depends upon numerous factors. These include:

  • Where the scar is located on a victim’s face or body
  • The size and visibility of the scar
  • Whether a total or partial remedy is possible and the potential cost for such a treatment
  • The age of the victim
  • Whether the scar affects body movement or function

Our injury lawyers will evaluate all of the relevant information to help determine an appropriate damage demand for your permanent scarring and disfigurement.    

Medical treatment and rehabilitation for scars and burns

Scar revision procedures may improve the appearance of scars, restore movement to areas of the body restricted by scarring or help with discomfort. Types of treatments for scars can include:

  • Steroid injections
  • Cryotherapy
  • Pressure therapy
  • Plastic surgery
  • Laser surgery
  • Radiation therapy
  • Skin grafts or skin flaps
  • Tissue expansion

A combination of treatments might be used, possibly in multiple applications over a long period of time. Your doctor can determine what procedure is best for your situation. Our attorneys can counsel you about filing a claim for compensation to address medical costs and the emotional effects you experience because of your disfigurement and the resulting treatments.  

Determining liability and fault for a permanent scarring injury

Legal fault must be established to collect damages in a scarring injury trial. When you trust us with your case, we will thoroughly investigate the facts to demonstrate that you were harmed by the defendant’s negligence. Evidence may include eyewitness testimony, police reports, first-responder statements and medical records. We may bring in expert witnesses, such as auto accident reconstruction specialists or animal behaviorists, depending on how your injuries occurred, to help prove defendant’s liability.  

Working with insurance adjusters when an accident causes permanent scarring

Dealing on your own with insurance adjusters in scar-related claims can be challenging. There are common tactics insurance companies use to minimize or deny payouts to deserving claimants. Our attorneys have years of experience successfully negotiating claims with insurers. When we handle your case, we will pursue maximum compensation to pay for your current and future damages.

Contact a compassionate attorney to learn about compensation for permanent scarring

Carey & Hamner, P.C., in Dothan represents Alabamans in personal injury claims involving scarring, burns and disfigurement. Call 855-435-4797 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.