Facial Injury Lawyers in Houston
Facial injuries, or “maxillofacial trauma,” are among the most distressing of personal injuries and can cause permanent scarring. In addition to the physical injury, there is a psychological and mental component that facial injuries may have on victims.
Facial scars can especially leave victims with a lifetime of self-consciousness. In personal injury litigation in Texas, injuries to the face are some of the most severe and it is important that victims seek the maximum recovery they are entitled to receive. Call Houston injury specialist Michael P. Fleming now for any questions regarding your facial injury
What is Facial Trauma?
Facial trauma includes any damage to any area of the face in the form of lacerations, fractures, scars, burns, or loss of function.
Dental trauma can also occur, ranging from minor tooth chips to severe jaw dislocation like temporomandibular joint disease (TMJ), which can result in permanent discomfort and pain in chewing, and require a lifetime of treatment. In addition, some facial injuries may be life threatening, even if they are not visible to the naked eye. These life-threatening injuries can be indicated by nosebleeds, sunken facial features, bruises, and pain and swelling. They include:
· Bone fractures
· Blocked airways
· Broken blood vessels
· Pinched veins
· Blocked arteries
What are the Common Causes of Facial Injuries?
Facial injuries are often the cause of long-term disfigurement as well as pain and suffering. Facial injuries can result from a variety of incidents.
In Houston dog bites, car and truck accidents, burns and explosions are often the leading causes of facial injuries. From striking the various interior parts of the car like the dashboard or steering wheel, to being struck in the face by flying glass shards or an airbag deployment, facial injuries are almost unavoidable in serious vehicle accidents.
It is important that victims seek adequate medical attention immediately for their injuries. Victims seeking just compensation for their facial injuries should also document their facial injuries with photographs.
If you or a loved one have suffered facial injuries in Texas from an accident or event, contact a car accident lawyer at Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C. today to discuss your claim. Michael P. Fleming knows how to properly compute the physical, psychological and mental toll of a facial injury, so that you get the maximum amount of compensation that you deserve.