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If you're injured in a serious accident, your body may not move in the same ways it once did before you were injured. While movement and health can often be regained with dedicated rehabilitation and treatment, injuries that leave you looking differently or which caused you to lose an appendage can be even harder to cope with than injuries that are physically painful but invisible. After you are injured in a way that causes serious scarring or disfigurement, you may have legal options to recover for both your physical and emotional suffering as a result of these injuries.

How are disfiguring injuries caused?

Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents are the most common form of traumatic incident most of us will experience, and are also the most common way that individuals receive disfiguring injuries to the face, arms, hands, or legs. Lacerations from broken pieces of metal or plastic, burns from car fires, or bones in the face broken as a result of being thrown through a windshield, are just some of the many ways car accidents can leave a permanent mark.

How can I receive compensation for my scarring or disfiguring injuries?

New Jersey is a no-fault state when it comes to car insurance, and normally, victims of car accidents cannot file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver. However, an exception exists under the law for accidents which caused serious disfigurement or serious scarring. It is important to speak with an attorney prior to agreeing to settle your claim with an insurance carrier. Since disfigurement, amputation, or scarring injuries can result in years of medical care and surgery, as well as a high emotional toll from going through life with a disfigurement, it can be difficult to assign a value to these claims without an expert's opinion, and not just that of an insurer.

If you or a loved one have been hurt in an accident and incurred scarring or disfiguring injuries, seek out experienced legal counsel to be sure you receive the money you're owed for these injuries by contacting the compassionate and skilled Morristown personal injury law firm Smith & Doran for a consultation on your claims, at 973-292-0016.

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