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Permanent Scarring

Phoenix Personal Injury Lawyers Providing Comprehensive Legal Help for Permanent Scarring and Disfigurement

Helping victims of catastrophic injuries fight for compensation

All injuries are challenging, but some can permanently affect a victim’s life. These tragic events are even more devastating when they are caused by someone else’s negligent actions. Victims of permanent scarring and disfigurement must deal with challenges and obstacles that many of us cannot even imagine. Daily tasks that we take for granted can become impossible feats within the matter of an instant when someone fails to act in a reasonable manner. When these devastating injuries occur, only incredibly skilled Phoenix personal injury lawyers are equipped with the knowledge and resources to secure a monetary award that adequately compensates for such catastrophic injuries.

At Plattner Verderame, P.C., you will find talented attorneys who truly care about the wellbeing of each and every client. We provide honest representation for real victims of serious injuries. When you work with us, you get representation from a law firm where every partner is certified by the Arizona State Bar as specialists in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation. We know how to fight for your rights and hold responsible parties accountable for their actions.

What causes scarring and disfiguring injuries?

Our Phoenix catastrophic injury attorneys proudly provide our knowledge and experience to help people who are left with a lifetime of scarring and disfigurement, such as:

  • Severe burns. While the medical community has been successful at lowering the incidents of death from severe burn injuries, these incidents still often result in permanent scarring and disfigurement. Even with the highest level of medical treatment, severe burns can leave significant scarring because the depth of the burn may prevent the skin from healing properly. Another permanent result of a serious burn is contracture. As explained by Phoenix Skin Dermatology, burn contractures occur when scarred tissue tightens to the point of limiting mobility. The scarring reaches deeper than your skin, affecting muscles and nerves.
  • Amputations. The loss of a limb can affect a victim in various ways. The injury requires substantial medical treatment, along with expensive rehabilitation and assistance with daily needs. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH) amputation can lead to deep depression and grief over the loss. Some victims may even develop an obsessive preoccupation with the absent limb.
  • Dog bites. Dog bites and other injuries that puncture the flesh of the body can leave permanent, disfiguring scars. The jagged edges of a dog’s teeth can tear at the skin, causing damage deep below the outer layers. The most serious bites may require numerous surgeries and still leave permanent disfigurement upon healing.

Experienced attorneys who understand the devastating effects of facial disfigurement

Though any permanent injuring can have serious consequences on a victim’s life, facial scarring and disfigurement can prove particularly difficult to handle. When permanent scarring or disfigurement affects a victim's face, it can have far-reaching consequences. A victim may experience severe depression or anxiety about going out into the world. Bullying may become an issue, especially among younger victims. These conditions may require extensive mental health treatment, which can quickly create a substantial financial burden on the victim and the family.

At Plattner Verderame, P.C., our lawyers understand the challenges that facial disfigurement can bring. That’s why we work with a variety of professionals to ensure an accurate assessment of your injuries and all related costs. We work hard to ensure that each of our permanent scarring clients receives adequate medical treatment or plastic surgery procedures if they so choose. We seek high-value compensation that also covers mental health services and dwelling modifications that are necessary to help victims handle their day-to-day needs.

Our experienced Phoenix permanent scarring and disfigurement lawyers aggressively advocate on your behalf, even if it means litigating the case in an Arizona courtroom. We are ready and able to guide you through every step of the process, from the filing of an initial claim to securing compensation for your injuries.

Call us today for comprehensive assistance with your Phoenix permanent scarring case

Permanent scarring and disfigurement leaves you with a lifelong reminder of the pain and suffering you endured because of the negligence of another. At Plattner Verderame, P.C., our skilled Phoenix personal injury lawyers believe that responsible parties should be held accountable for the negative effect they have had on your life. We handle your case on a contingency basis, meaning you pay nothing until we secure a settlement or verdict for you. Call us today at 602-266-2002, or complete our contact form to start the conversation.