Compensation for Scars in an Auto Accident
As if being involved in an auto accident isn’t bad enough, having a constant reminder of such a traumatic experience when you have significant scarring can make your recovery all the more difficult.
Fortunately, when you bring the person or persons who are responsible for causing your injuries to justice by pursuing a civil lawsuit, you can obtain the compensation you need to move forward with your life. Below, we examine who could be found liable for your damages, as well as the compensation you could be awarded when you file your claim.
Liability for Your Damages
Generally speaking, there are three entities who could be obligated to cover your damages. This includes the driver who struck you, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the maker of either involved vehicle.
Drivers can be found at-fault when they drive recklessly or irresponsibly by drunk, distracted, drowsy, or aggressive driving, while MassDOT will be liable for any losses incurred due to any roadway hazards that might have played a part in the cause of the accident.
Furthermore, automakers can be brought to justice when they knowingly install faulty or malfunctioning car parts, or if they fail to issue a recall in a timely manner.
Getting the Most Out of Your Claim
As part of the claims process, your lawyer will need to know all the ways your life has been negatively impacted by your injuries. Some of the different damages you’ll be entitled to include lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, property damages, medical expenses and loss of companionship and love, to name a few.
When it comes to compensation for any scarring or disfigurement you endured, your attorney will fight for funds that can influence the psychological damage you’re dealing with. You can even obtain compensation for cosmetic surgery that could minimize the amount of scarring you’ve been forced to deal with.
Work with a Boston Auto Accident Lawyer
For assistance in achieving maximum repayment for all you’ve been through, reach out to a qualified Boston auto accident lawyer at Joel H. Schwartz, PC. You can even schedule your free claim review today by filling out the brief contact form provided below or by calling our firm directly at 1-800-660-2270.