How to Calculate Disfigurement Damages After an Accident
Car accident injuries can impact more than your health. Because of disfiguring injuries, you may struggle to overcome the impacts on your mental well-being, too. Damages that disfigure you may have long-term consequences, but those damages may not always have a specific price tag attached, like the costs of surgery may.
Because of this, you may need to reach out for help if you’ve suffered disfigurement damages after an accident. Your NYC injury attorney can help you calculate the costs of your injuries and get the help you need when you’re hurt.
Calculating the Severity of Your Injuries
Disfigurement is part of your non-economic damages, or the damages you may suffer that aren’t financial. These mental and emotional hardships impact your well-being, but because they’re difficult to calculate, you may be unsure what you’re due.
Part of these calculations comes from the severity of your injuries. For example, suffering a facial injury may have a more serious impact on your overall well-being than severe scarring elsewhere on the body. Because these damages can be relative, you may need to speak with your lawyer about their severity in your particular case.
Impact of Your Damages on Your Life
The impact of disfigurement can be wide-ranging, and it can impact your quality of life over time. But the same disfiguring injury suffered by two different people can have different impacts.
For example, you may have suffered a disfiguring injury to the face. This injury can have a severe impact on your health and well-being no matter who you are or what you do. But if you’re a model, actor, or another person whose employment depends on their looks, you may have suffered harsher impacts from your injuries. You may have lost opportunities that can’t be easily calculated.
Because these damages are so complex, you may need to contact a personal injury lawyer for help calculating them. Your lawyer can determine what your claim is worth and what your steps to fair compensation are when someone else’s negligence was involved.
How Do I Maximize My Damages?
When you’ve been disfigured in an accident, you need compensation that covers all the damages you’ve suffered because of your accident. But calculating damages like pain and suffering or disfigurement are rarely easy. You may even be unsure how to keep an accurate tally of your damages.
That’s where a lawyer steps in. Your lawyer can help you keep track of the severity of your damages based on details like your mental well-being, tangible events in your life, and your recovery process. These details will help your lawyer determine what your claim is potentially worth before they represent you in court.
Calculate Disfigurement Damages with a Lawyer’s Help
Suffered a disfiguring injury in an accident? The lawyers at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP are here to help. We have the tools you need to seek out the damages you’re due. Start with a free consultation, and we can help you go after your max compensation, not just what the at-fault party is willing to pay. Reach out by calling 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or by completing the online contact form below.