If you or someone you love has suffered from severe lacerations caused by a car accident or other traumatic event, it can significantly affect your daily life. Severe lacerations can cause pain, discomfort, infections, and even long-term health complications.

At Held, Held & Held in Brooklyn, our team of experienced personal injury lawyers has represented numerous clients in cases involving severe lacerations.

With years of experience and a proven track record of securing fair compensation for our clients, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that injuries can have on you and your loved ones. We are committed to fighting for your rights and holding responsible parties accountable for their actions.

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Common Causes of Severe Lacerations

Severe lacerations can occur as a result of various accidents and incidents, particularly those with sharp objects such as broken glass, metal, or wood.

Some of the most common causes include:

If you or a loved one has suffered a severe laceration due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, it is important to seek legal advice from a qualified personal injury lawyer. At Held, Held & Held, we have the knowledge and experience necessary to help you pursue justice and compensation for your injuries.

Steps to Take After a Severe Laceration

If you have suffered a severe laceration, it is essential to take certain steps to protect your health and legal rights.

Here are some steps to consider:

  • Seek medical attention. It is important to seek medical attention immediately after the injury, even if you feel like the injury isn’t serious. Some lacerations may seem severe until several days after the incident, so you need a thorough medical examination to detect any potential injuries.
  • Document your injuries. Keep a record of your injuries, including photographs, medical records, and doctor’s notes. This documentation can help support your case in court or during negotiations with insurance companies.
  • Notify your insurance company. Notify your insurance company of the accident and your injuries as soon as possible. Be honest and accurate in your description of the incident and your injuries.
  • Contact a personal injury lawyer. A qualified personal injury lawyer can help protect your legal rights and ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries. They can guide you through the legal process, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent you in court if necessary.
  • Follow your doctor’s orders. Follow your doctor’s orders for treatment and recovery. Severe lacerations can be complex and may require physical therapy, medication, or other treatments to help manage pain and promote healing.

Complications of Severe Lacerations

Severe lacerations can lead to various complications, including:

  • Infection — Open wounds are vulnerable to infection from bacteria and other microorganisms.
  • Bleeding — Depending on the severity and location of the laceration, significant blood loss can occur.
  • Scarring — Large or deep lacerations may result in noticeable scars that can be both physical and emotional.
  • Nerve damage — Lacerations can damage nerves, leading to numbness, tingling, and loss of sensation or movement.
  • Reduced functionality — Depending on the location of the laceration, it can cause a loss of functionality of the affected body part.
  • Chronic pain — In some cases, severe lacerations can cause chronic pain, which can impact a person’s quality of life.

If you have experienced severe lacerations following an accident or traumatic event, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. A qualified personal injury lawyer can also help you pursue fair compensation for your injuries and related expenses.

Compensation for Severe Lacerations

Compensation for severe lacerations can vary depending on the severity of the injury, the impact on the victim’s life, and other factors.

Here are some types of compensation that may be available for severe lacerations:

  • Medical expenses — Compensation for medical expenses related to injuries can include hospital bills, doctor’s fees, surgery costs, medication payments, and other expenses associated with your treatment and recovery.
  • Lost wages — If you have had to miss work due to your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages or diminished earning capacity.
  • Pain and suffering — Severe lacerations can cause significant pain and anguish, which may entitle you to compensation for pain and suffering damages.
  • Emotional distress —  If you have experienced emotional distress or psychological trauma due to your injury, you may be able to recover compensation for emotional damages.
  • Property damage — If your vehicle or other property was damaged in the accident that caused your injury, you may be entitled to compensation for repairs or replacement.

How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help

A personal injury lawyer can provide valuable assistance if you have suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. They can help protect your legal rights, guide you through the legal process, and work to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries.

Specifically, a personal injury lawyer can investigate the circumstances of your injury, collect evidence to support your case, and negotiate with insurance companies and opposing counsel. They can also represent you in court if necessary and provide guidance and support throughout the entire legal process.

Overall, a personal injury lawyer is a valuable resource, and they can help you seek compensation for your injuries.

Contact Held, Held & Held Today

If you or someone you know has suffered from severe lacerations or any other kind of injury, do not hesitate to seek legal help. Contact our team of experienced personal injury lawyers at Held, Held & Held today for a free consultation.

Our lawyers have the necessary knowledge and experience to assist you in seeking justice and compensation for your injuries. We are dedicated to fighting for your rights and holding those responsible accountable for their actions.

Do not suffer alone. Contact us at Held, Held & Held today and take the first step towards getting the justice and compensation you rightfully deserve.

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