Laceration Injury Lawyers

There are many types of injuries that can cause a cut, laceration or a tear in the skin.

Simple skin injuries remain the most common and can include debris from a slip and fall accident, the nails and teeth of a dog attack, broken glass from a car crash, and much more. The most intense type of laceration injury is blunt force trauma that is often seen during a rollover crash involving larger vehicles like trucks or tractor-trailers. While injuries from this type of accident can be minor, they are often deadly.

Laceration Injury Lawyers

The types of injuries sustained by a personal injury accident victim or plaintiff involving a cut or wound include the following:

  • Lacerations: A laceration is a deep cut that tears the skin. Accidents with glass, knives, and other sharp objects usually cause lacerations.
  • Gashes: A gash is a long and deep laceration.
  • Abrasions: An abrasion occurs when the skin is scraped but is not a total gash to the bone.
  • Avulsion: An avulsion is when the skin and tissue is torn away from the body.

Accident Cases Causing Cuts & Serious Laceration Injury

The following case types may result in this type of injury and may require extensive medical treatment for recovery:

At Jacoby & Meyers, we specialize in offering personalized legal advice, guidance and assistance throughout the entire medical treatment process, negotiations and settlement until a favorable outcome is reached for our clients who have sustained a laceration or wound injury.

The Severity and Location of the Wound

Although gashes and lacerations can occur anywhere on the body, these injuries are usually found on the face, legs, and arms. The most serious lacerations are ones that have damaged the muscle or bone. If the laceration is on the face, extensive treatment will be needed to avoid disfigurement.

Symptoms of Serious Cuts or Puncture Wounds

A laceration is often identified by the exposure of the tissue below the skin, bone, or muscle. The symptoms of a laceration are as follows:

  • Severe pain
  • Infection
  • Fainting
  • Disfigurement

Treating Cuts, Lacerations, Gashes and Wounds

When a cut, gash, wound, or laceration is properly treated by a medical provider or doctor, the following may occur:

  • Cleaning the wound so that an infection does not occur;
  • Using topical medications, ointments, and injections to numb the pain;
  • Getting a tetanus shot to avoid lockjaw;
  • Healing the wound with stitches, glue, or tape;
  • Receiving specialized treatment for facial injuries to prevent disfigurement;
  • Keeping the wound clean with topical medications, bandage or dressing maintenance.

Complications & Side Effects of Lacerations

In order to encourage proper healing, these types of injuries require immediate medical attention to prevent major blood loss and infection. Some issues that can possibly arise during treatment include

  • Scarring or debilitation
  • Persistent pain
  • Infection characterized by fever, redness, swelling, and pus or drainage
  • Death

Considerations for your Laceration Injury Accident Lawsuit

According to California law, personal injury victims have the right to recover for losses that have been caused by someone else’s negligence. These losses include, but are not limited to: lost wages, pain and suffering, and past and future medical expenses. The personal injury victim also has the right to fight for compensation for activities that he/she can no longer enjoy as a result of the accident. This can also include a loss of consortium claim which is the loss in the quality of a marital relationship between husband and wife.

Each personal injury case involving laceration injuries vary in severity and potential settlement recoveries. Similar to many other kinds of personal injury cases, the amount of money that a victim can obtain depends on a number of factors such as:

  • Geographic location
  • Attitude of the jury pool toward injury victims
  • Past and future costs related to the accident
  • The body part injured and severity of the injury
  • The person who was at fault in the accident
  • The facts relating to the incident causing the injury
  • The injury caused a permanent disability

At Jacoby & Meyers, our aggressive personal injury lawyers have the experience, knowledge and stamina to fight on your behalf to ensure medical treatment for your laceration injuries and financial compensation and justice for your case. Servicing all of California, our laceration and contusion injury lawyers will make sure that our clients get the compensation that they deserve!

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