In another section of our Illinois Car Accident Settlement Center, we outlined our 5-step process by which you can roughly estimate the value of your car accident case. If you have not read that, click here: What Is My Car Accident Case Worth? However, facial injuries present issues particular to this specific part of the body. Here some things to think about when trying to contextualize harm to the face:
- More than half of all victims of car accidents sustain some type of facial injury.
- Facial reconstructive surgery can cost tens of thousands of dollars absent insurance.
- Corrective eye surgery will not only cost a lot but will keep you partially or totally blind during the long recuperative process
- Insurance will normally not cover surgeries to repair and conceal scars from car accidents because they are deemed cosmetic.
Facial injuries from car accidents leave some of the most obvious and irreparable scarring. This could not only practically obstruct your life but also seriously your self-image and quality of life. The pain and suffering felt from these injuries is real and should be compensated in court in addition to the tangible costs incurred such as medical bills and lost wages.
More than many other injuries, plaintiffs seek and are rewarded for the intangible, non-economic damages associated with facial injuries. Thus, when using our 5-step framework for recovery estimates, note that the non-economic losses will be greater here than with many other categories of injuries.