Boca Raton car accident injuries are never easy to deal with. However, for many people, facial injuries are especially hard to handle.
Your face is the outward reflection of your inner self. It is how others identify and recognize you. It is how they decide if you are someone they want to know. It is no surprise then, that our faces are part of our identities. When facial injuries from a Boca Raton car accident leave scarring or deformities, the victim may question his identity and how he fits into the world. There may be long term emotional side-effects.
Possible psychological effects associated with facial injuries:
- Negative self-image
- Negative body image
- Anxiety and stress in social situations
- Avoidance of social situations
- Relationship problems
- Lower life satisfaction
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
The physical and psychological effects of facial injuries can make it hard for a Boca Raton accident victim to maintain relationships, find a job, or enjoy social activities. In some cases, accident victims opt for plastic surgery to reduce the impact of the scars, but this may not be enough to counteract the victim's negative self-image. Accident victims with facial injuries often benefit from psychological counseling.
A psychologist or counselor can help the accident victim cope with their feelings and the reactions of others. They can help a person with facial injuries understand that their self-worth goes beyond appearance and that beauty is, in fact, only skin deep.
Medical bills, psychological counseling, and plastic surgery: the expenses associated with a facial injury can be overwhelming. Where do you start?
If your accident was caused by someone else's negligence, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your medical care, reconstructive surgery, and counseling through a Florida accident injury lawsuit. You may also be eligible for compensation for your pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and lost income. To learn more, contact a Boca Raton accident attorney or request a free copy of attorney David Glatthorn's book, The Florida Accident Workbook: Tools, Tips & Tactics to Resolve Your Injury Claim.
David Glatthorn is an accident attorney in Boca Raton. To schedule a free consultation, contact David at 866-413-5525.