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Compensation For Stitches, Sutures, And Other Skin Procedures


Suffering a car accident cut or laceration that requires stitches, sutures, or other skin-closing procedures can be painful and distressing. Additionally, you may be wondering who will be paying for all medical fees and other related accident damages.

The impact of a collision can result in broken glass, sharp debris, or even metal objects causing deep cuts and lacerations on various parts of the body. Connect with a Bucks County personal injury attorney who will fight for the compensation you deserve while you care for yourself and heal.

Cuts and Lacerations from Car Collisions

When cuts and lacerations are sustained due to car collisions, they can range from minor wounds that require a few stitches to more severe injuries that may require extensive suturing or even plastic surgery.

And there can be long-range impacts to these injuries. In some cases, deep cuts and lacerations can lead to scarring, nerve damage, or other complications that may require ongoing medical treatment. Plus, apart from the physical pain, victims may experience emotional distress and trauma due to the sudden and often violent nature of car accidents.

Often the first treatment a person with a cut or laceration will receive is a skin-closing procedure, such as stitches, staples, or sutures. These are procedures that are commonly used to repair and close wounds effectively. Here are situations where such procedures become necessary:

  • Deep wounds. When a cut or laceration reaches the deeper layers of the skin, skin-closing procedures are crucial for minimizing the risk of infection.
  • Tension reduction. Sutures or other skin-closing techniques are used to bring the edges of a wound closer, reducing tension so the skin can heal with better cosmetic results.
  • Controlled healing. Skin-closing procedures help create an optimal environment for the wound to heal, reducing the risk of complications.

While seeking medical care after an accident injury is critical, fees for this care can quickly become unaffordable. If this is true for you, seeking the assistance of a Pennsylvania injury lawyer is essential when pursuing compensation for stitches, staples, sutures, and other accident-related treatments.

Case Evaluation and Litigation Support

Once you connect with a skilled attorney, they will assess the details of your case, including reviewing all of your medical records and determining the value of your claim. Claim values can vary, based on the extent of injuries sustained and how that harm has impacted an individual’s life.

Next, your attorney will gather essential evidence, such as accident reports, medical records, and witness statements to establish liability. These supporting documents will be used to negotiate with insurance companies. Typically, a full compensation award is possible through negotiation, but if it’s not, your attorney will be prepared to take your case to court and provide litigation expertise.

Has a bill for a car accident skin-closing procedure injury taken you by surprise? A Pennsylvania injury lawyer can fight for the financial compensation you deserve and ensure that you have the time and space you need to focus on your recovery. Make an appointment with the legal team at Kardos, Rickles & Hand. Call 215-968-6602 to schedule your consultation today.

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