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Scarring and Disfigurement

Baltimore Attorneys Knowledgeably Serving Injury Victims

When an accident or catastrophic injury results in scarring and disfigurement, the physical, emotional, and psychological impact on a victim can be devastating. If you or a loved one has suffered scarring or disfigurement injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence, you should seek the assistance of a Baltimore catastrophic injury lawyer. At Arfaa Law Group, we understand the devastating impact that scarring and disfigurement can have on one’s life. Our knowledge lawyers will make every effort possible to hold the negligent party accountable and pursue compensation for your harm.

Pursuing Compensation for Scarring and Disfigurement

Accidents and catastrophic injuries may result in permanent injuries, including scarring and disfigurement. Scarring and disfigurement are often caused by motor vehicle collisions, explosions, animal bites, work-related accidents, and exposure to hazardous chemicals or defective products. Disfigurement includes a scar, burn, or a differently shaped body part or skin texture that affects one’s appearance. These types of injuries can cause lasting impacts on the injured parties.

If you have suffered disfigurement or scarring as a result of an accident or catastrophic injury, you may be able to bring a civil action against the responsible party. In order to succeed in a personal injury claim arising from scarring and disfigurement, the injured party must show that the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty to exercise care, that the defendant breached that duty of care, that the defendant’s failure to use reasonable care was a direct cause of the victim’s injuries, and that the plaintiff sustained damages that are reasonably quantifiable as a result.

Not only can scarring and disfigurement be physically painful, but also such injuries may have serious financial and psychological impacts on a victim and a victim’s loved ones. Under Maryland law, an individual involved in an accident or catastrophic injury that resulted in scarring and disfigurement may be entitled to damages, such as medical bills, therapy costs, lost income, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and property damage.

To assert the right to compensation, it will be critical to comply with the Maryland statute of limitations for personal injury claims. This procedural rule requires victims to take legal action within a certain time after the accident in which they were hurt. A knowledgeable attorney can explain how the statute of limitations may apply in your case and ensure that you meet the applicable deadlines. This is one reason why it is important to avoid any delay in enlisting legal representation after an accident.

Consult a Baltimore Lawyer When Bringing a Catastrophic Injury Case

If you have suffered a scar or disfigurement, you should seek guidance from a Baltimore catastrophic injury attorney to discuss your rights and options. At Arfaa Law Group, we understand how an injury can affect every aspect of your life. We represent victims and their families throughout Maryland with the personal attention and dedicated representation that they deserve. To learn more, call 410-889-1850 or contact us online and schedule a free consultation with a personal injury or wrongful death attorney.