Baton Rouge Disfigurement, Lacerations, and Scarring Injuries

Baton Rouge auto accidents can often lead to scars, lacerations or disfigurement. Sometimes those accidents come in the form of auto accidents, other times it may be from a dog or animal bite.

There are even times when someone experiences one of these traumas because someone threw something in their face. Scars tend to mark that remain on the skin after a wound, burn or sore heals. According to the, lacerations are those torn, ragged, mangled wounds. Disfigurement, as defined by the, is the accident or injury that results in an impairment of the symmetry, appearance or beauty of a person. Obviously, neither of these are preferred. They are obvious and can be life-altering, to say the least.

Scarring and Facial Injury Lawyer

Many people experience life-altering facial scars after acid attacks. Most of these stories are of foreigners. The article indicates that burn injuries from acid are so commonplace that the Acid Survivors Foundation creates specialist burn units to treat such persons.  We don’t see acid scars like this except in the rare chemical exposure cases.

In writing about scars, Jane Fonda stated, “You don’t learn from successes; you don’t learn from awards; you don’t learn from a celebrity; you only learn from wounds and scars and mistakes and failures. And that’s the truth.”

While she has a point, the actress doesn’t appear to be talking about those scars that result from grave bodily damage; such as from an accident. Even when scars are not as extreme as the ones sustained from victims of acid burns as discussed earlier, people may be left feeling unattractive, repulsive or unwholesome after an accident leaves them physically (and often mentally and emotionally) scarred for life.


In writing about lacerations, the Consumer Justice Foundation (CJF) indicates that some of them are serious enough that they expose bones and tendons. They detail these types of lacerations as likely to cause bleeding and a lot of pain. Furthermore, CJF indicates in their article on the subject that nerves can be damaged by lacerations; which leads to numbness and tingling at the injury site. Even a nerve or tendon could be severed, which is one of those cases where the CJF recommends that a person so affected seek medical attention. They write that medical attention is also required if the edges are the wound is separated or if the bleeding can’t be stopped.

On the website, there is an article titled “Buckle Up To Prevent Facial Lacerations.” According to the article, some auto wreck survivors suffer facial lacerations.  This is what our personal injury lawyers see most often. “Often nerve damage is a result of facial lacerations; it may take months for the nerves to repair. Often the prognosis will not be known until severed nerves begin to regenerate,” they write. The article also emphasizes how wearing a seat-belt can help to prevent facial lacerations because they offer restraint against hitting a windshield, dashboard, etc.


The National Traffic Safety Administration has a mission to save lives, prevent injuries and reduce vehicle-related crashes. If they have their way, disfigurement injuries and a host of other injuries will become almost nil. Images of disfigured people can go a long way toward showcasing how tragic can be some of the more damaging accidents.

If you or a loved one has suffered scars, lacerations or disfigurement as a result of a Louisiana accident that was not your fault, call our Baton Rouge personal injury lawyers to find out how they can help you.

  • Types of Baton Rouge Car Accident Cases

    If you have been hit from behind in a car accident, you are not alone. Rear-end collisions are the most common type of car accident. They are also the most common cause of whiplash, a painful and potentially disabling neck and back injury.


    A head-on collision is the type of car accident most likely to result in death. Head-on collisions account for about 2 percent of car accidents but cause about 10 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities.


    A rollover accident, in which a car tips over onto its side or roof, is a dangerous car crash. Rollover accidents have a higher fatality rate than other car accidents. If you or a loved one has survived a rollover, your injuries are likely to be serious, but you may be lucky to be alive.

    The driver who caused your car accident may have had something entirely different from driving on their mind at the time of the wreck. We’ve all seen examples of distracted drivingcell phone use behind the wheel, texting while driving, turning to deal with kids, applying makeup or shaving, fiddling with the radio, etc.

    Distracted driving is multitasking at its potentially deadly worst. When a car accident has been caused by a distracted driver, those who have been injured or lost a loved one deserve swift and sure compensation for their losses.

    It should come as no surprise that intersections are the scenes of many car accidents. Multiple streams of traffic cross and turn in front of each other. When drivers don’t pay attention at intersections, crashes are often the result.

    As you may expect, the increased speeds allowed on Louisiana interstates and highways result in more destructive crashes when car accidents occur. When high-speed highway accidents happen in heavy traffic, multiple vehicles may become involved, resulting in pileups that damage many cars and injure or kill multiple people.

    • Injuries, scars, or lacerations caused by a Baton Rouge Car Accident

    Baton Rouge auto accidents can often lead to scars, lacerations or disfigurement. Sometimes those accidents come in the form of auto accidents, other times it may be from a dog or animal bite.

    Contact a Babcock Trial Lawyers Accident Attorney Today

    We are confident that we can make a difference for you. In fact, having an experienced accident lawyer on your side may be the number one factor in your obtaining any recovery at all. That said,  if you don’t obtain a financial recovery, you will pay no attorney’s fee or costs.

    And if you are not satisfied with how your case is going, we will return your case file to you within 30 days of being hired as part of our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee with no attorney’s fee or costs owed to us whatsoever.

    Don’t wait to take action after a car accident. GET EVEN. CALL STEPHEN.™