Sometimes, things that happen are outside the realm of your control. You’re driving down the street and get t-boned by some reckless driver, causing injury to you and those who may have been riding with you. On the freeway, a careless person on his or her cell phone moves into your lane. Before you know it, your car is spinning out of control and hits a barrier. Things like this happen every day.

An accident victim has to go through enough trouble with the insurance companies and medical bills, but it is even harder for people involved in terrible Southern California car accidents who sustain disfiguring injuries. While the monetary cost for fixing these types of problems gets heavy, the psychological and emotional elements also take a toll.

There are many types of injuries a person can sustain from an auto accident, such as:
  • The loss of a limb
  • Impaired motor functions
  • Nerve damage
Life Changes Forever
Losing an extremity or the ability to move means losing a part of a person’s independence. For example, if someone is paralyzed, life is never the same and the activities he or she once enjoyed becomes something of the past. Other injuries, like facial scarring, can lead to emotional trauma, as well.

Treatments for Disfiguring Injuries
There are treatments for these kinds of injuries, but most take long periods of time to see results. Some even require care for the rest of a person’s life. For facial injuries, painful and expensive reconstructive surgery is available. The process and healing time can be traumatic, though.

Physical therapy is another treatment that some accident victims have to face. While it helps motor and muscle function, the process can be painful, stressful, and emotionally difficult, too. Some accident victims even require counseling, psychotherapy, and rehabilitation to overcome the experience they went through.

The price paid for an injury extends past the injury itself, affecting the emotional and psychological state of a person. Serious injuries are therefore a heavy burden to bear.

Need Help?
If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, you should contact one of the experienced Santa Monica car accident attorneys at Steinberg Injury Lawyers at (800) 989-6385.
Peter Steinberg
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Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Since 1982