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Seeking So-Called Cosmetic Treatments After a Trucking Crash in South Florida

There are many devastating injuries which can occur after a trucking accident in Homestead or anywhere in South Florida. When people suffer severe burns, facial injuries, dental injuries, or other injuries which affect their appearance, however, these injuries can affect their self-esteem, their confidence, and even their willingness to leave the house. These injuries are not only painful and sometimes medically challenging, but they can also impact many areas of a patient’s life.


Unfortunately, people who have these very real medical injuries often struggle to get compensation for their injuries. Insurance companies may dismiss dental injuries, burns, and facial injuries as purely “cosmetic” and may not reimburse the policyholder for necessary treatment.

Dental injuries, for example, can be devastating. Having teeth knocked out, broken, chipped, or otherwise damaged can affect your ability to chew your food properly. In addition, tooth injury can cause speech impediments, difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, and can even cause chronic pain. Of course, dental injuries can also impact appearance, and crowns, veneers, implants, dentures, or other treatment solutions may be needed to replace or repair damaged teeth. In many cases, these repairs are not just cosmetic but can also help with chewing, speaking, and other basic tasks.

Burns are another type of injury which is often dismissed as purely “cosmetic” but which may not be. Severe burns can impact muscle groups, joints, and tissue. They can cause mobility issues as well as chronic pain. Burns can also be extremely difficult to deal with emotionally. People who have severe burns sometimes feel uncomfortable meeting new people for the first time and some feel uncomfortable even leaving the house. These devastating and difficult injuries deserve compassion and people with these injuries deserve our support.

Facial injuries are another area where insurance companies and plaintiffs often disagree. While an  insurance company may dismiss broken noses or facial injuries as “cosmetic” and may not want to pay compensation, the reality is that facial injuries can be very dangerous. Severe facial injuries can impact the brain in some cases, causing traumatic brain injury. Injuries to the nose, eyes, or mouth can cause difficulty with breathing, vision, speech, and eating. If you have suffered any facial injury, it is important to speak with an attorney as well as a doctor to determine whether your injuries are medical as well as cosmetic in nature.

If you have been injured in a truck accident in Homestead or anywhere in South Florida, you deserve compassion and support. If you are having a hard time determining how much your case may be worth or your insurance company is not willing to pay for needed medical care, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation. Our compassionate attorneys understand what you’re going through and can help you determine whether you have a claim.