If you’ve ever been injured in an accident then you know that your injuries can last a long time, even a lifetime. If you can prove you suffered long-term injuries through someone else’s negligence, the amount of your damages can go up significantly. If your injuries have left any long-lasting or permanent effects such as scarring or joint pain, you have the right to receive a higher compensation than you think. The simple and obvious fact is that even a small disability or disfigurement is something you will suffer from over a long period of time, even the rest of your life. Something that you didn’t create and was not transpired because of something you’ve done to yourself. The more serious the effect on your life, like work, home and social life, the higher the compensation can and usually will be.
A very common permanent personal injury is scarring, either from the actual injury or from medical repairs. Large and obvious scarring will mean a significant compensation because of the cosmetic embarrassment it can cause and also because scar tissue can make that area of your flesh less flexible, thus limiting you physically. If there is scarring at any joint areas, it can cause slight lose of mobility.
Also categorized under scarring, disfigurement is such scarring that has permanently created a different look to your body. For example, if you were injured in a car accident and suffered serious burning, causing you to lose part of your skin or hair and with no chance of your body repairing itself, this is disfigurement. Something that cannot be changed and is now your “new normal.”
If you suffered injury to any joint in your body such as joints in your arms or legs, you will most likely suffer permanent damage, even slightly. The pain may subside and the injury may stabilize, but there is a medical likelihood that some pain, discomfort, or lack of mobility will continue or will reoccur as you get older.
Just with joint injuries, if you have an injury to a disk in the spine, a narrowing displacement or other damage or dislocation to a vertebrae, chances are these issues will never go away. Your back is a delicate part of your body and once damaged, it is very hard to get it back to a normal state again. Surgery can help, but chances are, the damage has been done.
If you’ve been injured in an accident and believe you have the right to compensation for your pain and suffering, you should contact a Philadelphia personal injury attorney immediately. You will have to prove your injuries were the result of the accident and will need to have an estimate of what it will cost to repair such injuries. Having all of this documentation will insure a successful outcome for you.
Martins Mill Legal Center specializes in personal injury claims and they know how these injuries can have a lasting effect to you physically and emotionally. Someone else’s poor judgment can change your life forever.