When you’ve been disfigured in a car crash, you need compensation to help you recover your appearance and address your losses. Get what you’re owed by working with a Miami car accident facial injury lawyer.
Being injured in a car accident is terrible. It’s made even worse when the accident causes some type of facial disfigurement. These scars can be lasting or require significant plastic surgery, something most insurance companies don’t want to pay for.
Hiring a Miami car accident facial injury lawyer from Lavent Law is your best option for ensuring you have access to the medical care necessary to physically recover and to look like your old self again.
What Will PIP Insurance Pay for After a Crash?
Florida requires every driver to have personal injury protection (PIP) insurance. This is a type of insurance policy that kicks in and starts to pay for medical bills and lost wages after an accident, regardless of who was at fault. Here’s the problem: PIP insurance only pays for a portion of your medical bills and lost wages.
Typically, this leaves a lot of expenses to be paid for. If you’re in need of reconstructive or plastic surgery to correct a disfigurement, it is highly likely that PIP coverage will be inadequate to cover what it will take to restore your appearance.
An Attorney Can Help You Get More Money
With your own PIP insurance running out, it is necessary to file a personal injury lawsuit to try to get more money out of the negligent party and their insurance company. Doing so is not as easy as it seems.
First, most people will deny responsibility and try to push blame onto you as the victim. Second, it is not enough to accuse someone of being at fault for an accident; it must be proven using evidence. This is where an attorney comes in.
A Miami car accident facial injury lawyer can help you get money to pay for any of the following that apply to your case:
- Medical bills related to face and eye injuries, both current and future expenses
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Plastic surgery to correct any disfigurements
The insurance company is most likely to contest paying for plastic surgery since this can get expensive. However, as a victim, you are entitled to recover as much as possible, and that includes recovering your natural appearance through whatever means necessary.
You Deserve Money for Pain and Suffering
A disfigurement does more to a person than cause physical damage. It can cause emotional and mental trauma, as well.
You deserve money to compensate your pain and suffering. These are non-economic damages and not tied to any tangible expenses. Non-economic damages are important because this is money that goes directly to you for the damage done to your quality of life rather than going to pay doctors to help improve your condition.
If your face was scarred, you lost your eyesight, suffered disfiguring burns, or something similar, you may not recognize yourself. Even your friends and family may treat you differently, and this is emotionally scarring. The impact on your life cannot fully be measured, but as your attorney, Boris Lavent will help you recover compensation for your pain and what has happened to you.
Will the Other Side Settle?
If there is a strong case for the other party’s fault, they may approach you with a settlement offer. Be careful here, as it is common for insurance companies to start out with very low offers.
After a disfiguring face injury or damage to your eyesight, you don’t want to settle for less than you deserve. Instead, it is important to get every dollar you have coming to you, and an attorney can help make sure this happens
Get Help from a Miami Car Accident Eye Injury Lawyer
Protect your rights and financial future and get the money you need to recover your appearance as much as possible. This all starts by scheduling a free consultation with Lavent Law. You can do so by using the form below or by calling (305) 440-0450.