Facial Injuries in Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrians struck by motor vehicles are the most vulnerable victims, often suffering the most severe kinds of injuries. Among the most devastating are facial injuries in pedestrian accidents. Due to their nature, facial or dental injuries often have an extreme physical as well as emotional impact on victims. Coping with a facial injury often requires numerous surgical procedures, follow up doctor visits, as well as psychological treatment. The attorneys of the Law Offices of Robert Dixon offer top-quality, personalized representation for those in need. Costs of treatment for facial injuries can far exceed any available insurance benefits. In these situations, accident victims can hold negligent parties responsible in a personal injury claim. Miami pedestrian accident attorney Robert Dixon and his staff are committed to making sure clients who have sustained facial injuries as a result of a pedestrian accident have the financial support they are entitled to. We help clients throughout South Florida, in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties. If you have questions about your legal options after suffering injuries in a pedestrian accident, contact our office today to schedule a free consultation to speak with a lawyer.Facial Injuries in Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrians obviously have no outward protection for their bodies when struck by a motor vehicle. As such, their injuries are much more significant than those sheltered by a car when an accident occurs. Facial injuries can be temporary, but also might result in permanent scarring, impairment, or disfigurement. Victims can suffer eye injuries that could cause vision loss, as well as orbital or skull fractures that affect a victim’s optic nerve. Dental injuries that impact a victim’s teeth or jaw are also common in pedestrian accidents, as someone on foot may be forced to the ground and fall face-first.
Disfigurement can also occur in these types of incidents. Disfigurement occurs when an injury, most often a burn or lacerations, impairs or negatively affects a person’s physical appearance. Scarring remains even after a victim has healed completely. Although reconstructive surgeries have advanced in helping improve the look of some facial scarring, they are not always an option or completely effective. If a facial injury has been caused by another’s negligent acts, that person should be held legally and financially accountable.Holding Negligent Drivers Liable for Facial Injuries in Pedestrian Accidents
The most common negligent party involved in a pedestrian accident is a driver. Whether they are speeding through a red light, failing to notice a crosswalk because they are on their phone, or otherwise careless, these negligent drivers should be held accountable for the harm they cause. Negligence is the legal standard on which personal injury claims are based. To prove negligence, an injured victim must establish that the defendant breached an owed duty of reasonable care which caused their facial injury. Drivers owe pedestrians the duty to act as a reasonable and prudent person would behind the wheel. If a driver acts unreasonable by, for example, failing to check for a pedestrian before turning at a light, they can be held accountable.
Sometimes in these cases, the question of damages may be a point of contention. Not only are there concrete medical expenses such as surgical costs or doctor payments after an accident, but there is also often therapeutical treatment involved. Psychological and emotional effects may be harder to quantify than traditional economic damages. Pain and suffering damages associated with facial injuries are also usually more than a standard broken bone or injuries affecting other body parts. As such, it is important to have an attorney on your side who can make sure you put forth the evidence needed to receive the compensation you deserve to cover all your expenses related to your injury.Contact a Lawyer in Miami
Dealing with facial injuries in pedestrian accidents takes time. It is often painful, and emotionally tolling on victims. Robert Dixon offers compassionate and understanding legal support for those who have suffered such injuries. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, we are committed to making sure clients have the most comprehensive legal representation available. From all stages of your claim, we are there to make sure your rights are protected and advocated for fully. Please call our office in Miami today at 877.499.4878 or contact us online to schedule a free, no obligation consultation to find out more about how we can help.