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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 the 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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    Reason 4

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

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    Reason 5

    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 will guide and represent you during any personal injury case.

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rath khan
rath khan
20:04 28 Jul 19
Receptionist She is always in bad mood. I did observe her a lot. If you are happen to be other ethnicity than caucasian , she will racially profile you. She doesn't have simple courtesy . Also one of the lawyer I dealt with not professional at all and rest of the lawyers I don't know much about them. At this place, you don't feel like they care about your situation much.
rath khan
rath khan
20:04 28 Jul 19
Receptionist She is always in bad mood. I did observe her a lot. If you are happen to be other ethnicity than caucasian , she will racially profile you. She doesn't have simple courtesy . Also one of the lawyer I dealt with not professional at all and rest of the lawyers I don't know much about them. At this place, you don't feel like they care about your situation much.
Jonny Hare
Jonny Hare
09:00 05 Mar 19
In 2014 I was involved in a car accident on HWY 417 near Ottawa. It involved myself and two other vehicles being rear ended. I was the middle vehicle and ended up being transported by ambulance to Queensway hospital. My injuries were misdiagnosed at the time of the accident and I was referred to Howard Yegendorf. I met with Mr. Yegendorf and he showed me overwhelming concern and care for my situation, injuries and surgery. He explained how he could file liens for surgery and physical therapy to resolve my health issues sooner rather then later. He then fought 100% with the auto insurance company completely looking out for my best interest.I cannot put into words how tremendously grateful l am for everything that Howard Yegendorf has done for me and my family!
Jonny Hare
Jonny Hare
09:00 05 Mar 19
In 2014 I was involved in a car accident on HWY 417 near Ottawa. It involved myself and two other vehicles being rear ended. I was the middle vehicle and ended up being transported by ambulance to Queensway hospital. My injuries were misdiagnosed at the time of the accident and I was referred to Howard Yegendorf. I met with Mr. Yegendorf and he showed me overwhelming concern and care for my situation, injuries and surgery. He explained how he could file liens for surgery and physical therapy to resolve my health issues sooner rather then later. He then fought 100% with the auto insurance company completely looking out for my best interest.I cannot put into words how tremendously grateful l am for everything that Howard Yegendorf has done for me and my family!
Carol Dunlop
Carol Dunlop
02:09 04 Mar 19
2 years ago I was hit by a car on Hunt Club and Riverside intersection in Ottawa, the lady behind the wheel was not looking at me at all even though I had white sign for crossing. She stopped before the traffic light, I stepped on the crosswalk and she just turned right while looking to the left. She bumped me with her car and my foot got stuck under rear passenger wheel. Then she apparently panicked and went backwards rolling over my foot one more time. Later at emergency they diagnosed me with multiple bone fractures, I had to go through 2 complicated surgeries and over a year of rehab before I could use my foot again. And it still hurts when I run, jump, stand for too long or stress it somehow else.Engaging Howard Yegendorf and his team shortly thereafter was one of my best decisions ever. His knowledge, and confidence told me I was working with the best professionals I could have found. Howard guidance was invaluable. He listened and helped me throughout the case. We were both patient and that patience produced positive results.He helped me to deal with insurance company, guided me through LTD insurance and closed my case for really good amount of compensation.
Rony Podolsky
Rony Podolsky
13:34 19 Jan 18
Mr. Yegendorf is very different than the stereotypical lawyer. He is sympathetic to his clients and eager to help. Probably one of the most ethical, professional and experienced lawyers out there. Highly recommended!
Natalia Bradu
Natalia Bradu
15:46 17 May 17
I can not express my warmest wishes to Howard Yagendorf and his amazing team. I had a great experience working with them and I'm so thankful to his expertise and help in my difficult situation. He guided me and my family through the process and helped us to get the outcome we've never hope about. Great people, great team and overall experience was easy and worry free. Thank you so much.
Brian Mandelker
Brian Mandelker
15:41 21 Apr 17
Howard is an excellent, meticulous lawyer. Perhaps even more important though, is that he is a compassionate human being. A very good listener and an even better questioner!
Michael Dagenais
Michael Dagenais
16:42 14 Mar 17
I have known Howard for nearly 20 years. During that time he not only helped me with sound, expert advice pertaining to a "Ponzi scheme" that devastated my family, he has helped countless others. He is dedicated to the law and a true expert in his field. I know first hand that he has changed the destiny of many of his clients , allowing them to move forward with dignity after suffering catastrophic events. He cares deeply , has dogged determination, vast experience and his team of lawyers and support staff are second to none. I would highly recommend Howard and his team.
Stephen McGill
Stephen McGill
14:22 16 Feb 17
I've known Howard Yegendorf for well over a decade and consider him to be one of the most capable, professional, knowledgeable and trustworthy people I've met in my business career. His attention, compassion and skills were reinforced to me when he helped a very close family member with a potentially serious legal situation. Without hesitation I will continue to recommend Howard and his firm to anyone who wants exceptional legal representation.
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