When Scars Can Lead To Lawsuits In Michigan

When Scars Can Lead To Lawsuits In Michigan

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July 12, 2016
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Scarring is something that many people may not even realize could be a part of a legal lawsuit. However, scarring can definitely have a lasting impact on a person’s life. It can make a person lose confidence, make it difficult to form new relationships, and can even lead to depression in some instances. Scarring occurs due to the natural process of the body healing after an injury.

While some people’s scarring will be more serious based on heredity or other factors, in the end, the focus of a court case rests in the details surrounding the injury and whether or not another person is liable for those injuries. Because scarring can cause lasting damage, this type of case can certainly fall within personal injury.

Common Scarring Cases

There are a number of injuries that can lead to permanent scarring. Personal injury attorneys usually have clients that have sustained their scar in the following manner:

These type of cases are common when it comes to scarring lawsuits since these situations can yield considerable damage due to the negligence of another individual. Keep in mind, other instances could also be included. These are simply the most common forms of scarring lawsuits.

Options for Settlement

Each case is unique, but there are certainly factors that the court will look at to determine compensation for a scar. The court will consider the following:

  • The severity of the scar;
  • Whether or not the scar will improve over time;
  • The location of the scar;
  • The impact that the scar could have on the victim’s life;
  • The costs associated with treatment; and
  • Pain and suffering.

Obviously, if a scar is located on the face or neck then those cases are certainly considered more serious. Visible scars, especially for people who work in certain environments, could greatly impact a person’s life. Likewise, if a young person has a serious scar then that could also be determined as more serious than an older person who has already had the opportunity to gain employment and experience life.

With today’s technology a scar does not have to permanent. However, it can be difficult and even sometimes impossible to completely remove a scar. It is feasible that the victim should be compensated for treatment costs, pain and suffering while the scar is on their body, and potentially lost wages associated with the treatment of the wound.

While all of these factors may be taken into consideration, any type of scar could lead to compensation for the victim. In large part, the details surrounding the case will play a role in the ultimate outcome.

Do You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Scars can have a lasting impact on your life. It’s important that you have the proper guidance throughout your case. Contact the offices of Nickola Law to help you navigate the process. Located in Flint, Michigan, we have years of experiences defending clients with scar-related cases. Call us today to learn more about how we can help you.


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