Motorcycle accidents in New York can lead to permanent disfigurement. Burns, facial injuries and severe lacerations are among the motorcycle accident injuries which can cause disfigurement. Motorcycle accident victims who sustain such injuries may be left with scars, amputated limbs or other forms of disfigurement which may serve as a constant reminder of their crash. As a result, many disfigured motorcycle crash victims suffer depression or other types of emotional trauma following their accident.
At Block O'Toole & Murphy, our New York motorcycle accident lawyers understand the challenges motorcycle accident victims, particularly those who suffer disfiguring injuries, encounter following a crash. We have helped countless accident victims recover the compensation needed to handle their serious or disfiguring injuries. To find out how we can help you, fill out our FREE case review form on this page to speak with our motorcycle accident attorneys in New York.
Types of Disfigurement
Scarring: Burns, road rash and severe lacerations can cause scarring that may require reconstructive or plastic surgery. Often, many riders who sustain motorcycle accident scars suffer devastating emotional problems and will have to undergo counseling. By filing a motorcycle accident lawsuit in New York, riders who are left with scars may recover compensation for surgical expenses, pain and suffering, counseling costs and loss of quality of life.
Facial Injuries: Up to 25 percent of motorcycle accident victims who visit the hospital following a crash have suffered some form of facial injury. Serious facial injuries, such as those involving the loss of a jaw or nose, may necessitate several plastic surgeries. Furthermore, facial injuries stemming from motorcycle crashes can affect the victim's social life and lead to depression and a loss of confidence.
Amputation: Most commonly, motorcycle riders suffer a loss of limb following a crush injury, often to the foot or leg. An amputation may require the victim to undergo counseling to adjust to their loss and extensive rehabilitation to learn how to function in a new way. Furthermore, many riders who lose a limb in a motorcycle crash may want a prosthetic limb to regain full function. Often, the cost of a prosthesis, counseling and physical therapy places a heavy financial burden on the victim and their loved ones.
Compensation for Disfiguring Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcycle accident victims who suffer disfiguring injuries may need repeated plastic surgeries to reduce scarring and disfigurement. Furthermore, many disfigured motorcycle accident riders require psychological counseling to deal with the emotional effects of their crash and its resulting injuries. If you have suffered disfigurement as a result of a New York motorcycle crash, you may be entitled to recover compensation for these expenses and more. To find out if you are eligible to participate in a motorcycle accident lawsuit, contact our attorneys today by completing our FREE, no-obligation case review form.