Lacerations in Car Accidents

Attorneys Helping Clients in Miami and South Florida

Lacerations in car accidents can lead to significant injuries. If a victim suffers a laceration to their face, permanent scarring can result. Additionally, the deeper the cut, the more likely further complications could arise. Motor vehicle accidents often result in lacerations to those involved, as there is often glass and other sharp debris present. Collisions are also most often caused by one or more party’s negligence. In these situations, car accident victims may pursue damages in a personal injury claim. The Miami car accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Robert Dixon assist victims in figuring out what legal options they have. Often times, those injured need additional financial support beyond what insurance benefits cover for a crash. Mr. Dixon and his team are dedicated to making sure clients receive the compensation they are entitled to from responsible parties. We represent collision victims throughout the South Florida area, which includes Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties. If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident and want to find out more about your legal rights and options, please contact our office today and we can schedule a free consultation with you.

Serious Lacerations in Car Accidents

Lacerations refer to deep cuts, tears, or gashes affecting a victim’s skin. These types of injuries are not only painful, but can also interfere with a victim’s daily life. Deep laceration suffered on hands or feet can prevent a person’s ability to walk, as well as hold objects, type, or otherwise use those extremities. When a victim sustains lacerations to their face, the pain as well as emotional toll can be great. Deep cuts may cause permanent scarring as well as nerve damage that may affect facial movement.

Car accidents often produce broken glass, such as from windshields, metal debris, and other objects that can lead to deep cuts by piercing a victim’s skin. In addition, a “grinding compression” could occur. This happens when a person’s skin is rubbed against an object, like rubber from a tire. The result is that the skin peels away, exposing the tissue. Seeking compensation from those responsible for your harm is important in making sure you have the support needed to recover.

Legal Options for Victims Suffering Lacerations in Car Accidents

Many car accidents happen because a driver is negligent. Negligence refers to when a party breaches their duty to act with reasonable care owed to another. All drivers owe that duty to other drivers as well as passengers, pedestrians, and anyone on the road. A driver can breach that duty in a number of ways, for example, by speeding, texting, or otherwise acting careless behind the wheel. When that party causes another’s injuries, such as lacerations, as well as damages, they can be held legally accountable.

Victims who sustain lacerations as a result of negligence can be awarded compensation for their losses. This can include reimbursement for any past or outstanding medical costs, expenses from time missed from work, as well as any permanent loss associated with their injuries. In Florida, a personal injury claim must be filed within 4 years from the date of injury to meet statute of limitations requirements. Consulting a lawyer as soon as possible following a collision can help make sure your legal rights are preserved.

Personal Injury Representation in Miami

Deep lacerations caused by a car accident can require stiches, or even surgery. Some result in permanent disfigurement. Making sure those responsible for your harm take are held accountable is important for your recovery. Attorney Robert Dixon of the Law Offices of Robert Dixon is committed to providing complete and compassionate legal advocacy to clients who have suffered injuries in Miami and surrounding areas throughout the duration of their claims. From initial investigation, through dealings with insurance companies, and beyond, Mr. Dixon fights for your legal rights at every step. If you need legal assistance in the aftermath of collision, please call 877.499.4878 or contact us online to schedule a free, no obligation consultation with a lawyer today.