Suing for Disfigurement After a Car Accident

March 28, 2024
Car Accident

Are you a victim of a traumatic car accident that has left physical disfigurement or physical scarring? If so, you may feel that your identity has been completely altered or you have experienced an overall loss of enjoyment in life due to your permanent physical injuries. Given the trauma you experienced, it is understandable to feel confused and unsettled.

It could be a relief to know that with the help of a personal injury attorney, suing for disfigurement after a car accident is possible. One of our local, skilled car accident lawyers in Decatur, Georgia can help you file a personal injury lawsuit that will address disfigurement and scarring so that you can be compensated for your suffering and have greater peace of mind.

Call Aaron Marks today at [](tel: 404-939-1485)678-251-9309 and put your case in good hands!

Disfiguring Injuries Can Have a Permanent Impact on an Injured Person's Life

Disfiguring injuries can have a devastating impact on an injured person's life and they can cause physical and emotional pain that lasts for years. Disfiguring injuries can range from facial scarring to amputations, and they can leave an individual feeling isolated and ashamed. When someone is disfigured or severely scarred in a car accident, it can have permanent effects physically, emotionally, and mentally.

On a physical level, disfiguring injuries include facial injuries, limb amputation, unavoidable scarring, a lack of nerve sensitivity, and severe burns. You may feel extremely embarrassed and self-conscious of your visible scars if you are an injury victim. Accident victims who suffer disfigurement may struggle to secure employment and have a diminished quality of life throughout their lifetime.


The psychological and emotional distress that can accompany disfigurement after a car accident is often overlooked. The physical pain and suffering of the injury itself are only part of the story; the psychological and emotional toll can be just as devastating. Having a severe disfigurement can profoundly impact someone's capacity to form relationships, maintain self-confidence, and partake in leisure activities. 

For these reasons, it's important that the person, people, or entity that is responsible for causing you this harm is held responsible. 

Can a Personal Injury Lawsuit Address Disfigurement and Scarring?

When a person is injured in a car accident, they may suffer physical and emotional trauma. One of the most visible signs of injury is disfigurement and scarring. Disfigurement can range from minor to severe, depending on the severity of the accident. In some cases, disfigurement can be permanent and cause significant psychological distress for the victim.

Fortunately, victims of car accidents have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit that addresses disfigurement and scarring. In doing this, you can be recompensated for economic losses and non-economic damages. Although monetary compensation cannot make up for the pain and suffering you have endured, this lawsuit will allow you to find some financial relief, including reimbursement of the money spent on medical expenses and income loss.

Financial Compensation for Scarring and Other Disfigurement

No amount of money can ever undo the devastating and life-altering repercussions of a severe injury. An injury, such as a limb amputation affects your quality of life in many ways, including how you feel about yourself and how you interact with others. You may have experienced a decrease in the overall enjoyment of life as well due to your permanent injuries. 

Fact: According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, car accidents are the second leading cause of injury deaths and second leading cause of hospitalizations and ER visits in Georgia.

The positive news is that, depending on the long-term damage caused by the accident, you may be eligible for reparation in the form of monetary compensation to cover any expenses incurred because of your injury or permanent scarring. If you are suffering from physical pain, emotional trauma, or any other form of harm due to scarring or disfigurement because of the car accident, you may be entitled to compensation. If the disfigurement affects your ability to work, you may be eligible for long-term compensation for lost wages in addition to other benefits.

In order to quantify the extent of your physical injuries, medical bills and lost wages can be calculated to the penny. However, this does not take into account any emotional distress or physical discomfort caused by an injury. Pain and suffering damages are meant to compensate for these intangible losses, which can vary greatly from one person to another. The jury must consider all factors when determining how much money should be awarded for pain and suffering in order to ensure that justice is served.

Typically, you will need to submit medical records and detailed descriptions of the effects the accident had on your life. It is extremely important that you keep records of all medical evidence that confirms that the injuries are permanent. This includes mental health records if you're struggling mentally as a result of your injury.


When the lawsuit begins, your lawyer will collect evidence from medical experts that have worked with your case and compile witness statements about the accident causation. Your attorney will develop a strong case for you to help you get the best settlement. You and your lawyer will carry out a personal injury settlement negotiation process to reach an agreement with the other side. Thankfully, in most personal injury cases, both parties settle and end the case before the trial.

If you are curious to know what the average compensation would be for a lasting scar or permanent injuries caused by a car accident, our experienced Decatur personal injury lawyers can provide you with related cases and recent statistics, and evaluate your specific case.

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

Based in Decatur, Georgia, Marks Law Group can help you file a personal injury lawsuit for disfigurement and scarring. The empathetic and experienced lawyers at our Law Firm understand the emotional, mental, and physical pain you've endured due to the accident and they want to help you be recompensated.

If you've been injured and want to discuss your legal options, contact our firm, Marks Law Group, today for a free consultation. Our team of experienced attorneys can help you understand your rights and hold the responsible party accountable. Contact us today for more information!