A facial injury is one of the most devastating types of injuries victims of auto accidents may suffer. As a result of the injury, many victims will find it difficult to interact with others or go out in public. The physical and emotional trauma of an injury to the face can be devastating.
Have you or someone that you love suffered a facial injury in a collision that was caused by another driver?
If you or a loved one has suffered a facial injury during a car crash, an accident injury claim can help victims obtain compensation they need for medical expenses, lost wages, loss of quality of life and more.
At the law offices of Tapella & Eberspacher we believe that if you didn’t cause your injury, you shouldn’t have to pay for the repercussions.
Contact us at (217) 394-5885 or fill out the contact form to get connected with one of our experienced attorneys.
We offer facial injury victims free consultations and we only get paid when we win.
Types of Facial Injuries
During a car crash, occupants may strike their face or head on the interior of a car, this might be the steering wheel, back of a front seat, or a window.
In Illinois, more than 83,000 people suffered an injury during a car accident in 2012, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation (DOT). The Illinois DOT classifies an accident injury as incapacitating and non-incapacitating; although facial trauma may not limit the victim’s ability to drive or walk, it could impede on their ability to perform the day-to-day activities they performed before the accident.
Some common types of facial injuries include:
- Broken bones (occipital, nasal, etc.)
- Dislocation of the jaw
- Corneal abrasions
- Airbag burns
- Soft tissue injuries
In 2009, a study on facial injuries by a doctor at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee revealed that between 1993 and 2005, more than 167,300 automobile occupants sustained at least one facial fracture during a motor vehicle accident. Most frequently victims reported suffering nasal fractures.
Additionally, the study revealed that over time facial fractures declined, but people were more likely to suffer a facial injury if the crash involved a side impact.
Contact our Car Accident Lawsuit Attorneys Today
If you or a loved one has sustained a facial injury in a serious car accident, you deserve to be compensated fairly. We know that nothing can take away the excruciating pain you experienced, but facial accident injury lawsuits can be beneficial when you’re facing mounting medical expenses and lost wages.
Our team of experienced injury attorneys are here to help you fight for the justice that you deserve, we have won millions in verdicts and settlements for our clients and will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
We have offices located in Charleston and O’Fallon and are licensed to serve clients throughout the entire state of Illinois.