When you are involved in an automotive accident, there are many serious injuries you can face. If another driver involved in the accident can be proven liable for your injuries, you could win a personal injury lawsuit. Even though any injury may be grounds for a lawsuit, burn injury and scars create exceptional circumstances for seeking additional compensation for damages.
Burn Injury and Scars Cause Emotional Distress
Car accidents are a traumatic experience, but some injury are especially distressing. Burn injury and scars have been found to cause significant emotional distress, in some cases our clients develop severe anxiety and depression after their injury. Additionally, many burn injury and scar victims will suffer emotional distress in the future due to permanent scarring or disfigurement.
Pursuing Additional Compensation for Emotional Damages
Because the emotional distress occurring after an automotive accident causing burn injuries or scars can be severe, we encourage our clients to pursue additional compensation for emotional damages. In most personal injury cases, there are three types of damages—physical injury, property damage, and emotional distress. Since the emotional distress caused by burns and scars may negatively affect you for many years to come, you deserve to be compensated for the damage the accident has done in your life.
Hiring a personal injury attorney who has extensive experience working with burn injury and scar lawsuits is crucial to getting compensated fairly for your suffering. At Howe & Associates, our lawyers have over 120 combined years of experience working in personal injury law, including burn injury and scarring cases.
To learn more about seeking additional compensation for emotional damages in your burn injury lawsuit, click here or call 404-285-4205 to speak with a team member at Howe & Associates.