Face injuries are the common injuries resulting from car accident. Although various safety technologies have been added to modern vehicles to eliminate facial injuries, they rarely ever protect you.
Suffering facial injuries can lower your confidence and invite expensive healthcare. In severe cases, you may also require plastic surgeries that cost a fortune. Los Angeles car accident attorneys can help you seek the compensation you need to cover your damages.
Facial injuries retained from car accident:
1. Bone fractures.
The human face contains 14 different bones. The most prone to breaking bones are the nasal bones, maxilla, mandible, lacrimal bones, palatine bones, and zygomatic bones. You may experience minor or major problems if your face bones break. It may affect your breathing, eating, and speaking, and you may require surgical treatments.
2. Facial lacerations.
Car accidents can result in sharp objects scraping or cutting your faces, such as glass from your windshield or windows. Cuts like these can penetrate deep into your facial skin and cause serious health consequences. If a piece of glass or another sharp object hurts your eye, you could even go bling.
3. Facial burns.
Car accident collisions can cause a leakage in the fuel, tire bursts, or an electrical failure, resulting in a fire or an explosion. Such situations can significantly hurt your face and other body parts and cause permanent scarring and nerve damage.
4. Facial deformities.
Facial bone breakage or damage can result in permanent face deformities, for example, sunken cheekbones. Deformities permanently impact the victim’s physical appearance and usually require plastic surgery treatment.
5. Eye injuries.
A huge extent of force can cause debris, glass, and other dangerous objects to fly around in crashes. When these objects hurt your eye, you can permanently lose one or both of your eyes.
6. Soft tissue injuries.
Injuries to ligaments, cartilage, tendons, and muscles are soft tissue injuries. Soft tissue injuries are among the most traumatic injuries victims face through a car crash. According to the data, they constitute about 10% of the ER visits. The treatments can be very complex and leave an impact on the patient’s facial features.
Causes of facial injuries in car accidents
Facial injuries can be sustained by victims in various types of car accidents, such as head-on collisions, rear-end collisions, and side-impact crashes. The following factors usually cause injuries.
- A motorist being ejected from the car
- Contact with the airbag, which can inflate at a rate of 200 mph
- Contact with the steering wheel or dashboard
- Flying objects, such as stones or broken glass
- Motorists going through the windshield
- Shattered glass
- Contact with a side window