Every time a driver sits down in her vehicle, she is taking a calculated risk. The majority of drivers understand the importance of obeying all safety laws and procedures. Unfortunately, not all drivers operate their vehicles in a safe manner. These drivers are often the cause for other innocent drivers on the road to become injured or killed in a Wisconsin car crash.

Injuries sustained in an auto accident can range from mild to severe, and in some instances even deadly. One injury that causes the victim to suffer from much more than physical pain is a facial injury. A facial injury caused by an auto accident can leave the victim with burns, scars, and disfigurement. Often, these victims are required to undergo reconstructive surgery to treat the injury.

Sustaining a facial injury in an auto accident can occur due to different reasons. Three of the common causes for facial injuries in an auto accident are:

  • Burns. An auto accident can cause the leakage of fuel or other fluids that may be flammable. Direct contact with fuel or chemicals can cause burns. They may also combust in to fire. The high temperatures can cause the face and other parts of the body to sustain burns.
  • Impact. Fortunately, many vehicles on the road today are equipped with airbags. Airbags that work correctly take the majority of the impact to the face and head. However, airbags do not always deploy correctly and older are cars are not equipped with them. When the face is impacted by the steering wheel, dash board, doors, or flying debris, it can cause severe injuries.
  • Sharp objects. Shattered glass, sharp metal, and other dangerous objects may come into contact with the face during an auto accident. These sharp objects can cause lacerations to the face.

Dealing with injuries that affect personal appearance can be difficult. If you have sustained a facial injury, be sure to contact an experienced Milwaukee auto accident attorney to get the compensation you deserve. Call 800-800-5678 today for a free consultation and request a FREE copy of our book, The Ultimate Guide for Automobile Accident Victims.

Jason F. Abraham
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Helping car accident and personal injury victims throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa since 1993.