While vehicle accidents may result in several severe injuries, few are as damaging to a person’s external appearance as face injuries. These wounds pose an enormous risk to mental health as they can result in abnormalities and permanent scarring.
If you were in a collision and suffered significant injuries to your face or any other body part, a Federal Way personal injury attorney can help you get compensation for lost income, medical costs from the past and future, and more.
How do you file a claim for car-related facial injuries?
There are several ways that a car crash could result in a facial injury. For example, you may receive burns or damages if your face comes into contact with the airbag in an unusual manner. You can even smash your face on the dashboard or driving wheel.
Additionally, you might face injuries if:
- When the broken glass area hits the driver’s side window or the windscreen breaks, your face.
- You get tossed from the car and land on the pavement or windscreen with your face striking.
- A projectile penetrates the vehicle through the windshield and hits your face.
- Something bursts in your face from inside the car.
- Your face suffers burn damage from an explosion or fire.
These are a few common facial wounds suffered in auto collisions:
There are fourteen bones in your face which protect your nasal and mouth channels. A car crash is an awful one, even if these bones are not readily cracked. One or more of your face’s bones may break easily because of the force that is created; these fractures could include the following:
- Zygomatic bones
- Nasal bone
- Palatine bones
- Upper or lower jaw
- Eye sockets
A sharp piece of debris might pierce one or both of your eyes, destroying the retinal nerves in this procedure. Partial or complete blindness could result from this.
Cuts, bruises, or abrasions
Cuts, bruises, and abrasions commonly accompany broken bones. Regretfully, your face may never resemble its pre-crash look. This is especially true if you cut yourself badly. The muscles, connective tissue, and nerves in your face can suffer long-term damage due to these injuries.
Thousands of ligaments, cartilage, tendons, and muscles cushion and protect your bones. If you get hit in the face with a lot of force, especially if your facial bone fractures, these soft tissues can suffer harm.