Common Causes of Disfigurement in an Orlando Motorcycle Crash
A motorcycle accident in Orlando can leave a person in a world of pain and suffering. We see many clients in our office who have had their lives turned upside down because of a driver who was not paying attention, or drove negligently causing the crash to occur. While the driver of the vehicle may have walked away from the collision without injury, it is often times the motorcycle rider who faces the worst pain.
Disfigurement is one of the scariest and most life-changing injuries a rider can experience. When this happens, you may be able to fight back in your settlement and receive more to help cover long-term and life-changing costs associated with your injury. Here are a few examples of the most common types of disfigurement that occur as a result of an Orlando motorcycle collision.
- Scarring –Scars can range in size. In many cases, scarring requires plastic surgery or reconstruction to allow you to get as close as possible back to how you appeared prior to the crash. Still, this is not always easy to have covered by the other driver’s insurance company.
- Facial Injuries –About a quarter of riders experience severe facial injuries as a result of motorcycle accidents. This includes severely broken jaws or noses. To treat these usually takes multiple visits to the doctor and facial reconstruction surgery which can be very costly.
- Amputation –Perhaps the most life-altering disfigurement injury is an amputation. This may stop you from being able to play the sport you once loved or work in the same job you once did. To help cover your loss of quality of life, you may be eligible for compensation from the other driver’s insurance company.