Most people would say that a few scars between friends are not such a big deal, and in general they would be right. Scars mean healing, and after a serious accident you would consider yourself lucky to come away with your life. However, there are situations when serious scarring can significantly affect a person’s career and life as much as losing a limb or going blind.
Most accidents leave some sort of mark on a person, and in some cases these are literally scars. Depending on the location they can be interesting and improve one’s street cred, or they can be disfiguring and cause people to be afraid or uncomfortable around them. As the website of Ritter & Associates states it, this can have deep and lasting impact on a person’s emotional, social and psychological well-being, especially for the young. It can lead them to withdraw or act out.
In other cases, the scars can impede a person’s ability to make fine or gross motor movements, again depending on the location as well as the type of scarring. This can limit a person’s employment opportunities because there are certain jobs that require fine motor skills and full range of motion. For example, a car accident victim who sustains severe burns in the hands can keep them from using a keyboard. That in itself is a major problem for almost any occupation.
The injury itself is bad enough, especially if it is serious enough to require extended medical treatment and rehabilitation, but you eventually recover and move on. The scars it leaves behind are usually for life. And to make matters worse, injuries that were caused by the negligence of others may have been so easily prevented.
If you have been left with extensive and serious scarring that has affected you adversely caused by negligence, you have the right to bring the responsible party to book and get compensation. Consult with a personal injury lawyer who will present your case for the best possible outcome.