Lacerations that happen in pedestrian accidents can occur anywhere on a person’s body from the face down to the legs. Unfortunately, lacerations aren’t just surface wounds that can easily heal. While some lacerations are simple cuts that can be treated with a bandage or stitches, some lacerations can be painful and serious—splitting and separating the skin—causing damage to tendons, muscles, and bones.
When a deep laceration occurs, serious damage can take place that can lead to weakness, infection, scarring, disfigurement, debilitation, and even death. Sometimes extensive treatment and immediate medical care is needed after a pedestrian accident to treat a laceration, especially if damage has been done to the muscle or bone.
While every laceration injury can range in severity, injured pedestrians should receive compensation for their cuts and damages they have suffered. However, there are multiple factors that will determine the worth of your injury claim. If your laceration required extensive care, surgery, or resulted in serious lifelong consequences such as permanent disfigurement, your personal injury claim will be worth more than someone who had minimal skin lacerations.
If your pedestrian accident laceration injury has resulted in continued pain, scars, or disfigurement, you need to talk with an experienced accident attorney who can help you seek the most compensation possible in your personal injury claim. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, disfigurement, pain and suffering, and other recoverable damages. To learn more about your rights, request a free copy of our book, What You Need to Know After a Florida Auto, Truck, or Bike Accident.