Facial Trauma from Automobile Accidents
Although airbags work to reduce the damage done to the head, face, and brain as result of a car accident, much of the face may still be vulnerable to significant trauma and prone to injury. Facial trauma is a serious concern after a car accident, as these injuries may affect basic bodily functions or senses, not to mention a person’s appearance. Treating these injuries can require emergency care and, depending on the severity of the injury, long-term medical assistance and monitoring.
Health Problems Resulting from Facial Trauma
The forces in automobile collision may prove too much for even an airbag to entirely protect a motorist from facial trauma. At particularly high speeds, these accidents can produce enough force to severely harm many of the delicate, albeit incredibly important, areas of the face. This trauma may result in the following health concerns:
- Loss of sensory abilities, possibly including sight, smell, or taste
- Bone fractures, including a broken jaw or orbital blowout fracture
- Serious cuts, scars, and possible disfigurement
- Increased possibility of a post-collision infection, especially with injured noses
- Respiratory complications
- Broken or lost teeth
- In extreme cases, the possibility of nose or tongue amputation
These injuries can cause substantial medical needs, which may prove very expensive. However, if a person is injured in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, they may be entitled to file for financial compensation to cover these important and unexpected health concerns.
If your facial injuries were sustained because of another person’s mistakes, we may be able to help you find answers to the questions or concerns you have about your next legal steps in pursuing compensation for your injuries. To talk with a reliable legal professional about your options, don’t hesitate to contact an attorney from Stepleton Dugan, LLC, today at 513-321-7733.