FACE INJURIES: I have facial injuries after my California motorcycle accident. Can I include these facial injuries as part of my pain and suffering in my motorcycle accident case?

Yes.

In a recent study, between 10 and 25 percent of California motorcycle accident victims who go to the hospital have suffered some degree of facial injury as a direct result of the motorcycle crash. One of the greatest challenges of facial injuries following a motorcycle or bicycle accident is the psychological and emotional affect it can have on a person's social life. The following are frequent side effects of a serious facial injury from a motor or bike accident:

1) depression,
2) loss of self-esteem and,
3) loss of confidence.

Sometimes the victim's work may be difficult, and their family life can suffer too.  All of these damages or interferences can be part of the motorcycle or bicycle victim's settlement demand package.  These are considered "value drivers" in terms of settlement value too, and as such, they must thoroughly documented by the medical providers in great detail.  Before and after photos are quite helpful for these types of injuries too.

 

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