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Facial injuries resulting from car accidents

On Behalf of | Oct 18, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Wrecks

Suffering facial injuries can be devastating for Kentucky residents. These injuries can cause severe pain and result in permanent disfigurement and humiliation. Facial injuries are most commonly caused by car accidents or assaults. When a victim suffers facial injuries in a car accident because of the actions of another driver, they might be entitled to pursue compensation through a car accident claim.

Understanding facial injuries

Facial injuries are caused by trauma or a blow to the face, which might occur in motor vehicle wrecks or when someone is the victim of an assault. Some common examples of facial injuries from car accidents include the following:

  • Broken/knocked-out teeth
  • Nasal bone fracture
  • Eye socket fracture
  • Jaw fracture
  • Cheekbone fracture
  • Eye injury
  • Tongue injury
  • Severe laceration
  • Facial burn
  • Soft tissue injury

Depending on the force of the blow, someone with facial injuries might also suffer other injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, whiplash, and respiratory dysfunction.

Treatment for facial injuries

The treatment for facial injuries will vary based on the types of injuries the victim suffered. The primary goals of facial injury treatment are twofold and include restoring function and appearance. Doctors will first focus on restoring the victim’s ability to chew, swallow, breathe, speak, and move their facial features. In many cases, people who suffer severe facial injuries will have to undergo reconstructive surgery to improve their appearance. Certain injuries might require multiple surgeries.

Facial injuries in serious car accidents can be devastating and permanently alter the appearance of the victims. Some people will never have their appearance fully restored because of the extent of the damage and might suffer problems with self-esteem, social relationships, and other issues. When someone else is responsible for causing the accident, they should be held accountable for the harm they have caused.