You probably do not need us to tell you about the injuries victims may suffer in motor vehicle accidents. It is safe to say that most Pennsylvania residents either have experienced an accident or know someone who has.
In many cases, victims are lucky enough to walk away from crashes with minor injuries. Other times, victims suffer serious injuries and may need medical care indefinitely.
When motor vehicle accidents occur, victims can do little in those brief moments to protect themselves from injury. The face and head are particularly vulnerable because seat belts do not protect this area of the body. Airbags can help, but they cannot always prevent facial trauma from occurring.
Unfortunately, facial trauma suffered in an accident may also mean scarring or disfigurement, which is painful emotionally as well as physically. Victims with facial injuries must typically endure several surgeries to correct the initial damage. Further surgeries are often necessary to address scarring and disfigurement.
The costs associated with facial injury treatment will quickly drain a victim's financial resources, often before they have healed properly. Without the ability to pay for more treatment, victims likely face life-changing facial scars in many cases.
We bring up these considerations to illustrate how the consequences of motor vehicle accidents can last for months, years or even decades. It is often difficult to estimate how much money it will take to recover from your injuries. You should consider your situation carefully making before completely ruling out the financial benefits of seeking a legal remedy.
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