New York Eye Disfigurement / Scarring Accident Lawyer
Car crashes, staircase collapses, sidewalk trips and falls, and other accidents can cause all manner of personal injury. Many of these injuries are functional–you suffer damage to your nerves and have pain or mobility limitations, you suffer a broken bone and are unable to walk for weeks, etc. Some of the most concerning injuries, however, affect how you look and feel as much as they affect your ability to act. When a serious accident leaves you permanently scarred, the damage to your psyche and self-esteem can be just as significant as the damage to your body.
At Leandros A. Vrionedes, P.C., our scarring and disfigurement injury attorney understands how devastating damage to your body can be. We’ll help you identify the proper parties to hold liable for your injuries, and we’ll fight to maximize the compensation for your physical and psychological injuries alike. Call Leandros A. Vrionedes, P.C. today to discuss your case and find out about your options for relief.
Significant Disfigurement is a “Serious Injury” Under New York’s No-Fault Insurance Rules
New York’s car accident insurance scheme is a bit different from many other states. After most car crashes, you file a claim with your own insurance company under your “no-fault” personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. Your insurance provider is responsible for your medical bills and related damages, regardless of who was at fault. No-fault damages are limited, however, and in order to recover compensation for other damages–such as for pain and suffering–you need to get out from under the no-fault scheme. If you can bring a traditional personal injury claim, you can seek a much wider range of damages than those available under your no-fault insurance coverage.
You can escape the no-fault insurance scheme and sue the at-fault driver directly if you suffered a “serious injury.” New York law lists specific examples of serious injuries. One of those categories includes “significant disfigurement.” Disfigurement is not about functional limitation; it’s about how a person looks after an accident. Significant disfigurement includes any alteration to a person’s appearance that a reasonable person might view as “unattractive, objectionable, or as the subject of pity or scorn.” Loss of a limb, loss of an eye or an ear, significant burns, scars, and other disfigurements may qualify.
The law acknowledges that not all damage is functional or medical in nature. In our society, unfortunately, appearance matters. If you’ve suffered serious scarring or other disfigurement as a result of an accident, you have the right to hold the responsible party liable for the damage they’ve caused you – the harm they’ve done to your life.
Getting Proper Compensation for Your Scarring/Disfigurement Accident Claim
Personal injury lawyer Leandros A. Vrionedes has dedicated his career to helping accident victims get the compensation they deserve from the parties that hurt them. We’ll help you bring all possible legal claims against parties responsible for disfiguring incidents including:
- Traffic accidents
- Staircase, escalator, or elevator collapse
- Sidewalk trip and fall accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Falls from height
- Fires and explosions
- Defective consumer products
- Construction accidents
- Chemical exposure
- Loss of limb
- Facial and cranial damage
- Spinal cord damage
If you suffer from serious scarring or disfigurement after any sort of accident, you could be entitled to damages including:
- Medical costs
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of life enjoyment
- Loss of companionship
- Punitive damages
Talk to an experienced NYC personal injury lawyer at Leandros A. Vrionedes, P.C. to discuss your options and maximize your compensation.
Call New York Personal Injury Attorney Leandros A. Vrionedes for Help With a Scarring or Disfigurement Claim
If you suffered severe scarring or disfigurement in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, get help from a zealous personal injury attorney with decades of experience going toe-to-toe with the biggest insurance providers, contractors, product manufacturers, real estate owners, and other parties. Contact NYC personal injury lawyer Leandros A. Vrionedes for a free consultation on your injury case at 212-889-9362.