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Can I Sue for a Facial Injury After a Car Accident?

A car accident can leave you suffering severe injuries and trauma lasting for years to come. During your car accident, you may have suffered a serious facial injury, one that has impacted your looks. But is that serious enough to sue for? 

The good news is, you may have grounds to seek compensation with an Indianapolis car crash lawyer. If you’ve suffered a serious facial injury, your lawsuit can cover the costs of your suffering. Reach out to an Indianapolis car accident lawyer at Kooi Law if you’re hurt and need help with your lawsuit. 

Costs of a Car Accident Facial Injury 

A facial scar, broken teeth, or a fracture of the orbital floor can be devastating. These injuries don’t just impact the way you look. Broken teeth can impact your health if you’re unable to eat comfortably, and impacts on your appearance can hurt your self-esteem and overall health. Because of this, the costs of a facial injury may be more severe than expected. 

When you’ve suffered a facial injury, you may need surgery to repair the damage to the bones of your face, or plastic surgery to reduce the appearance of scars. You may even opt for dental implants. The costs of these treatments can accrue quickly. 

But it’s not just the financial costs of your treatment—it’s also about the trauma you’ve suffered because of your injuries. Disfigurement can leave you without the confidence, happiness, and self-esteem you once had. All these types of suffering and others, also called damages, should be counted by your car accident attorney when you file your claim. 

Indiana Laws Impacting Your Car Accident Claim 

Before you sue for a facial injury, you may need to ensure you’re taking the right steps for your claim. For example, you may need to act fast on your claim. In Indiana, you generally only have two years to file a lawsuit. If you don’t act on time, your claim may be dismissed, leaving you with no compensation for your facial injury. 

You may also lose compensation for your facial injury if you accept partial fault for the car accident. Your compensation will be reduced if you accept part of the blame for your car accident. Worse, if you’re found more than 51 percent at fault, your claim may be dismissed. Talk with your lawyer to protect your compensation and get fairly compensated. 

Get Fair Compensation for Your Facial Injury with an Attorney 

When you’re hurt in a serious accident, it can be tough to get fair compensation. Luckily, your lawyer at Kooi Law is here to help. We have the tools to help you overcome your facial injury and get the compensation you need to recover. When you’re ready to file a claim, reach out for a free consultation. Call 317-569-1335 or fill out the online contact form below. 

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