Scars and Disfigurement

If you have been disfigured or sustained extensive scarring from a accident, you may feel that people look at you differently now, or maybe they just avoid looking at you altogether. Even if you don't worry about what people think, your appearance has been altered and that can cause a significant change in your everyday life, for both you and your family.

If your disfigurement or scarring was a result of an accident in which someone else was at fault, or you were disfigured in an accident that was the result of someone's carelessness or negligence, we encourage you to call us to discuss your options.

the Law Offices of Timothy A. Green represents victims that have been disfigured in accidents both common and unusual. For example, the Law Offices of Timothy A. Green successfully represented two brothers who were severely burned resulting in substantial disfigurement and scarring in a flash fire caused by polyurethane fumes igniting by a pilot light in a stove. Two other law firms were consulted, prior to Mr. Green, and each rejected the case. Mr. Green took it and he won it. If you were physically disfigured in an accident, you may be entitled to reimbursement or payment for expenses for medical care including reconstructive or revision surgery. Although a scar typically can never be completely removed, it often can be treated so that it is less visible.

Appearance is the first thing people notice, and if your disfigurement and scarring is visible, then you know how painful it is to watch people react to your post-accident appearance. You may feel that your life will never be the same. Along with the physical challenges that accompany a disfiguring accident, there are very painful emotional consequences and quality of life issues. Treatment too can be very painful.

And even if you or your loved one was not scarred or disfigured on the face or neck or hands or arms - the most visible places on the body - and no one in public can see your injury and/or you can hide it with long pants or long sleeves- you know it's there and it's still has an impact on you.


If you are going to interview attorneys regarding a possible burn injury claim, be sure to ask if the firm has handled burn injury lawsuits. Burn injuries can be very painful and debilitating. They can have permanent and life-altering consequences that may significantly interfere with quality of life. Treatment for burn injuries can also be very costly, often requiring multiple surgeries, skin grafts, and plastic and reconstructive surgeries. As a result, you will want to choose your attorney carefully. Make sure to tell them every way the burn injury has affected you and your family. Better yet. Speak with an attorney who has demonstrated a successful track record with burn injury litigation. Call Mr. Green at (914) 683-7900.


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