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Catastrophic injuries may cause significant facial and bodily scars. These can be painful and, at times, embarrassing to the victim. Scars may also create nerve insensitivity in the area, as well as psychological distress. The injury may result in lack of nerve sensitivity, psychological and emotional strain. In severe cases of disfigurement, the victim may be unable to get married, enjoy life and suffer self-esteem issues.

If scarring and disfigurement is a result of an accident and/or surgery necessitated by an accident compensatory damages may be available for you.

How to document a scar or disfigurement

If you have suffered scarring or disfigurement, there are various steps that you can take to ensure you have proper medical documents to support your case.

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  • Ensure the doctor or specialist indicates if there is a permanent or residual effect
  • Ensure the doctor notes if the scar or disfigurement affects mobility
  • Indicate if you have seen a doctor regarding the possibility of removing a scar
  • Indicate the cost of removing the scar to demonstrate the value of the injury

Your Compensation

The amount of damages you can recover will depend on several factors such as the area of the body that is affected, gender and age. A scar on the face or skin exposed to public is more likely to be perceived as disfiguring than scar on other parts of the body. Scars that are very sensitive to touch such as on the back or stomach, are likely to be considered severe, as well.

Ottawa lawyer in scarring and disfigurement cases

At Howard Yegendorf & Associates, we understand the long term and short term impact faced by individuals who are left with painful and/or disfiguring scars. Pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional and psychological distress, the cost of plastic or cosmetic surgery, and sometimes even lost income, are the all potential types of damages. Our attorneys possess over 50 years of combined experience in personal injury cases. We bring professionalism, passion and skill to help you get full compensation for all the emotional, physical and financial damages you’ve faced. We help victims get their life back on track.

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Get in touch with our Ottawa lawyers to discuss your options and review your personal injury case. Give us a call on 613-237-5000 or 1-866-303-5118 and we will get back to you immediately. If interested in a face to face meeting, we are happy to schedule a free initial consultation to go through your legal options and prepare you for the next steps of the litigation process. You may also visit our offices in Ottawa, Toronto and the GTA, and throughout Eastern Ontario.

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Howard Yegendorf & Associates

Howard Yegendorf has spent his entire career as a personal injury lawyer protecting the rights of clients who have been seriously injured.

Howard Yegendorf & Associates

Howard Yegendorf has spent his entire career as a personal injury lawyer protecting the rights of clients who have been seriously injured.

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Najma Rashid

“I decided to become a lawyer because I wanted to make a difference in the lives of others, to help those who are struggling to cope with a horrible situation that has forever altered their life. I am proud of what we do for people and families here.”

– Najma Rashid, Partner.

Ottawa Lawyer in Scarring & Disfigurement Cases

Catastrophic accidents, such as motorcycle accidents or accidents resulting from dangerous products, can result in serious scarring and disfigurement. The stakes are high for injury victims as traumatic facial and body scars can have a lifelong impact, both physically and emotionally.

At Howard Yegendorf & Associates, we understand the short-term and long-term physical and psychological challenges facing the victims of serious scarring and disfigurement, and we seek to hold negligent parties accountable for the damages inflicted on our clients. Our lawyers combined have nearly 50 years of personal injury and wrongful death litigation experience and pursue the full compensation for all financial, physical and emotional damages our clients are entitled to.

Whether a result of amputation, burns or infections, severe scarring or disfigurement may affect a person’s quality of life in a number of ways, including lost employment opportunities, and psychological or emotional damage.

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    Reason 1

    Our personal injury law firm has decades of experience in helping victims of traffic accidents.

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    Reason 2

    Our lawyers understand not just personal injury law but also the health care system.

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    Reason 3

    Our team of personal injury lawyers is committed to protecting the rights of victims of serious accidents.

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    Our injury law firm focuses on cases involving brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and wrongful death.

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    Our injury lawyers have vast experience in dealing with accident insurance claims and disputes.

“Howard and Najma protected and helped us during a terrible time in our lives.”

At Howard Yegendorf & Associates, we have nearly 50 years of combined experience with personal injury claims. Our primary focus is on catastrophic injuries such as brain and spinal cord injuries and wrongful deaths, but we willguide and represent you during any personal injury case.

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