Cuts & Laceration Injury Attorneys
Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach Offices serving all of Florida
Motor vehicle crashes can cause cuts and lacerations. In 2012, it was estimated that 2.36 million people were injured in car accidents. One of the most common injuries from those reported accidents were cuts and lacerations.
Lacerations are deep cuts, gashes or tears within the skin. In some cases, victims could have permanent scars because of lacerations.
While some people may think a cut or laceration is not a serious injury, they are mistaken. Cuts and lacerations could cause pain, long-term disability, and in rare cases, death.
If you or a loved one has suffered from severe cuts or lacerations because of a motor vehicle accident, then you may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit against the driver that caused the accident. Contact the experienced attorneys at Leifer Law Firm today for a free consultation.
The Types of Car Accident Cuts and Lacerations
There is not just one type of cut or laceration. In fact, accident victims can suffer from a variety of different types, including:
- Cut Lacerations – These are the most common type of cut. They occur when something sharp comes into contact with the skin and breaks through the first few layers of the skin. They are rarely serious and may only require a bandage. If they break through too many layers, however, the victim will need stitches and may experience scaring.
- Over-Stretching – This type of laceration is rare, but can still happen. It occurs when an object hits the skin and then pulls the skin; resulting in cracks or tears of the skin. This is extremely painful and may require several stitches and there are often scars associated with this type of cut.
- Grinding Compression – This is when something comes into contact with the victim’s skin, then brushing and peels the skin away, compromising the tissue below. This can occur in an auto accident from tires or objects that are pushed against the body.
- Split Lacerations – These are when two different objects crush the body and skin and once it occurs, the skin is torn.
Cuts and Lacerations are Serious Injuries
During a car accident there is broken glass, metal, plastic and all sorts of objects that can easily puncture and cut the skin. While some of these cuts and lacerations will heal on their own with little to no treatment; others may require surgery or stitches. The deepercuts could also result in blood loss, which could cause shock or even death.
The scars from car accidents are also something to consider. These can be debilitating and if they are easily seen, they could permanently affect a person’s quality of life. If the lacerations and cuts are not properly treated, the victim could endure serious infections, and those infections could become life threatening.
Infections can occur in many ways, especially when you consider the debris cuts and lacerations encounter during an accident. But, also medical errors or improper care of the wound could lead to a more serious infection.
Contact a Florida Personal Injury Attorney Regarding Your Injuries Today
After a car accident, you may want to wait and see if your cuts and lacerations heal on their own. But, it is best to speak to an attorney right away rather than wait until your evidence has healed. An attorney can get photographs of the wounds and make sure you get the proper medical attention to avoid any life-threatening infections.
If you or a loved one was injured and has lacerations from a car accident, then you may be entitled to monetary compensation. You may be able to recover damages from the driver that was at fault for any past, present or future medical costs too. But other compensation you may be able to collect includes:
- Lost Wages
- Plastic surgery to avoid scarring
- Loss of ability to work (such as permanent disability)
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
During your initial consultation with the cuts & laceration injury attorneys at Leifer Law Firm, we will assess your case and we can tell you right away if you have a case. If we choose to take your case, you don’t have to pay us unless we win. That is how confident we are in our abilities.
Call us today and speak to an attorney regarding your cuts and lacerations. We are here to help you recover emotionally, financially and physically. Schedule your consultation with an attorney at Leifer Law Firm now by calling 561-395-8055. At the hospital? Not a problem, we will come to you!