A Virginia Beach/Norfolk VA Car Accident Attorney’s Report On Use Of Scar Pictures To Get The Maximum Settlement Possible
As an experienced Virginia Beach personal injury attorney I have had many cases where a car or truck wreck has resulted in injuries included permanent scarring. Permanent scars are particularly troublesome to people when they are on the face, hands, or other body parts which are regularly visible to others even when a person is fully dressed.
Even scars that might me covered up by clothes normally can have a huge toll on a person’s self-esteem, particularly a young or unmarried person. Under the Virginia law of damages, any deformity such as a scar is an element of damages which the jury should consider in its award in a personal injury matter.
The ways to prove the extent of permanent scarring include use of good pictures typically done by a professional which demonstrate in various lights the extent of the visible scarring. Another way to put dollars and cents to a scar as part of a personal injury case is to have a plastic surgeon testify what can be done, if anything, to try to lighten or mask the scarring and what such procedures would cost and what risks they would entail.
If you have ever suffered a scar you know that it can be something that really does bother a person on a daily basis. Imagine that the scar was caused by somebody else’s carelessness behind the wheel. Further, imagine that you are stuck with this visible scar on your face for the rest of your life. I think most of us would find such a situation intolerable and want to award full and fair compensation for any permanent scarring.
The Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Hampton, VA personal injury law firm, Cooper Hurley, handles automobile, truck, and motorcycle injuries as well as wrongful death, railroad injury cases and medical malpractice. John Cooper and Jim Hurley have more than 40 years of combined experience in specializing in auto injury as well as other accident claims. Attorney John Cooper has been named to Virginia “Super Lawyers” since 2010. Cooper Hurley represents people hurt in accidents in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News and throughout VA, and always put the best interests of our clients first. The firm is recognized by other lawyers as “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, a national attorney rating service, for our top level of legal skill and highest ethical standards. Our motto is: “Your Injury. Our fight.” If you need help or advice about a serious injury, please call us at (757) 455 -0077 or contact us through this website.