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Scarring and Disfigurement Injuries in VA: A Physical and Psychological Injury

As Virginia personal injury attorneys we know that suffering a serious injury can completely derail your life - extended rehabilitation, time away from work and family, expensive medical bills, etc.  Nevertheless, a broken bone will heal. In many cases, you'll be back to tip-top shape in three or four months. However, if you're in an accident which causes scarring or facial disfigurement, the damage is not only physical, it's psychological.

In our superficial society, it's sad to say many people are judged based on their appearance. So, for example, you get into a bad car wreck and half of your face becomes disfigured, the pain and suffering could last a life time. The awkward stares and uncomfortable looks when you walk down the street can be just as tortuous as a broken neck.  Fortunately, there are groups and organizations which assist people in coping with these challenges.

If you were in an accident that wasn't your fault and suffered major scarring and/or disfigurement, I urge you to consult with an attorney. The medical expenses with any type of reconstructive surgery can be immense and you deserve compensation if you were injured by another person's carelessness.

Richard N. Shapiro
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia
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