A car accident can produce a long list of physical injuries, and one of the most common is a cut or laceration. Some cuts are relatively minor and heal quickly. But when car accidents lead to deep lacerations, major complications can result, forcing the injured party to miss work and incur substantial medical bills.
At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we fight for the rights of injured victims in Guelph every day. We have a long and successful track record, with many resources at our disposal, and we want to put it to work for you. Our team offers a free initial case evaluation, at which we will discuss your accident and go over your legal options and what to expect. To get started today by speaking with a member of our staff, call us at 1-800-JUSTICE.
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1. Complications From Deep Lacerations
A deep laceration is more than just an unsightly cut. It qualifies as a major bodily injury, and if not treated quickly and properly, it can lead to a long list of complications, some of them life-threatening.
Among the issues we have seen in accident victims with deep lacerations are:
1 Blood Loss
Blood might just trickle out of a small cut, but it can rapidly leave your body if you suffer a large, deep laceration. Unfortunately, car accident victims in Canada lose their lives every year because they bleed to death before they are able to receive medical care. Accident victims with deep lacerations sometimes lose so much blood they need a transfusion from a donor, particularly if they are anemic or they lack adequate clotting factors.
2. Impaired Mobility
A deep laceration can impair your mobility while it heals. If you contort your body the wrong way, it can reopen the cut, forcing you to start the healing process over again. For this reason, doctors often recommend that patients stay home and rest, avoiding even light or moderate physical activity when they have suffered severe skin laceration.
The pain from a deep laceration can be all-consuming, preventing you from getting a good night’s sleep, working, or even enjoying a leisure activity such as reading or watching television.
4. Scarring and Disfigurement
Long after a deep laceration heals, you may be left with a daily visual reminder of the pain and trauma you went through in your accident. Though the body, including the skin, has a remarkable capacity to heal, a major cut often does not recover without producing visible scar tissue.
Another danger of a laceration is the possibility of infection, both when the injury occurs and during the healing process. We see people every year who are on the road to recovery but end up back in the hospital because of staph or another infection.
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2. Compensation for Your Deep Laceration Car Accident Injuries
If you suffered a deep laceration or any other major injury due to a car accident, you may be eligible to recover compensation, particularly if the evidence shows that the other driver was negligent or was breaking a traffic law at the time of the collision. Preszler Injury Lawyers helps accident victims in Guelph take on the responsible party and recover the compensation they deserve. We fight the insurance companies and prevent our clients from being saddled with settlements that do not cover their full damages.
We may be able to help you recover a settlement or award that includes the following damages and more:
1. Current and Future Medical Bills
If someone else’s negligence led to your injuries, they, not you, should cover any medical costs that you have had to pay out of pocket—as well as any expenses you incur in the future as a result of your injury. That includes the cost of hospital stays, doctor visits, prescription medication, medical devices, physical therapy, rehab, and more.
2. Lost Wages
If you have had to miss work because of your injury, and you have forfeited pay as a result, we can help you go after the responsible party and their insurance company and get compensated for the income you have not received.
3. Reduced Earning Capacity
If your injury was so severe that it reduced your ability to earn a living on a long-term basis, we will pursue the responsible party and the insurance company for compensation to make up the difference between what you used to earn and what you earn now.
4. Pain and Suffering and Inconvenience
Just because you cannot assign a dollar value to pain and suffering does not mean you do not deserve to receive compensation for it. A deep laceration is one of the most painful injuries you can receive, and it often leaves you with a visual daily reminder of what you went through. Preszler Injury Lawyers may be able to help you receive compensation for what you have had to endure.
3. Call 1-800-JUSTICE Today for a Free, No-Obligation Case Evaluation
To get started, call our office at 1-800-JUSTICE. If you are unable to come to our office, we can come to meet you in Guelph. You may have a limited time to act due to the statute of limitations imposed by the Limitations Act.