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Facial Fracture After a Car Accident in Staten Island

9.9.2022 Brian O'Connor Category: Personal Injury

Damages for a Facial Fracture After a Car Accident in Staten Island

Statistics show that motor vehicle wrecks are one of the leading causes of accidental injuries or deaths in the United States. According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 2.3 million people suffer personal injuries in traffic accidents each year. One of the most common types of personal injuries is a broken bone or fracture.  Although there are many different types of broken bones, a facial fracture after a car accident in Staten Island is often one of the most painful and debilitating.  If you or a loved one suffered any type of serious of catastrophic personal injury in a motor vehicle accident, especially a facial fracture, call our bodily injury law firm for help.

Here at the O’Connor Law Firm, our compassionate and experienced car accident lawyer can help you and your family recover compensation for serious or catastrophic personal injuries that result in disability, scarring or disfigurement, lost wages, medical bills, and other damages. We offer FREE consultations and case evaluations and, if we accept your case, we will pay the upfront costs and disbursements which are only reimbursed after we recover compensation for you. The same is true of our attorney’s fees, which are only paid to use after we make a recovery for you and your family. That means there is a no-win, no-fee guarantee.

Types of Facial Fractures 

doctor holding brain scanA facial fracture is any type of broken bone that occurs on the face, including the cheekbones, eye sockets (orbits), jaw, nose, forehead, or any other bone in the face. Motor vehicle crashes are a very common cause of facial fractures. This is because of the high impact in a crash when a person could strike his or her face on the dashboard, side wall/door, or another other object in a vehicle or that strikes a vehicle. Even if a person is not injured by the sidewall or another object, a high-speed or another type of violent collision could set off the airbag which could also cause a facial fracture.

There are many different types of facial fractures, with the most common being the following:

  • Orbital blowout fractures – this is when there is a fracture in the orbit (the circle around the eye), the floor (under the eye), or the side of the eye. This type of fracture is dangerous because it can change the structure of the face and even cause the eye to sink into the sinus cavity which is under the eye socket. As a result, it could cause injuries to the eye that result in blindness.
  • Jaw fractures – the jaw is a very strong and powerful bone, but that does not mean that it cannot be seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident. This is especially true of the very end of the jaw, which could fracture due to it being a smaller and narrower piece. As a result, a broken jaw could require a person to have his or her mouth wired shut for the bones to mend, result in TMJ, or cause permanent pain and disability.
  • Nose fractures – although the nose is made of cartilage, the boney structure under it can become cracked or fractured and result in damage. It can also result in disfigurement and problems with the sinuses, eyes, and nerves in the face.
  • Cheekbone fractures – the cheekbone is more suspectable to fracturing in a motor vehicle accident because it can strike many different things inside a vehicle. It is also thinner and weaker. Cheekbone fractures can cause issues with TMJ, but also the sinuses. They can be very painful and result in disfigurement.

Damages in a Facial Fracture Case

Victims who suffer a facial fracture in a motor vehicle accident occurring in New York City or Long Island, especially a facial fracture after a car accident in Staten Island, could recover “damages” for their personal injuries. Damages is a measure of relief that allows victims to recover compensation.

Some of the most common examples of damages from a facial fracture after a car accident in Staten Island include the following:

  • Past pain and suffering – from the date of the accident until the date of recovery
  • Future pain and suffering – an estimate of future damages for the rest of a person’s life, measured from the date of the recovery for the rest of a person’s estimated age
  • Lost wages
  • Medical bills
  • Loss of consortium
  • Punitive damages
  • Property damages
  • Surgical costs
  • Home or vehicle modification costs, and
  • Other damages related to your motor vehicle wreck.

Did You Suffer a Facial Fracture After a Car Accident in Staten Island?  Call Our Personal Injury Lawyer Today

If you or a loved one suffered any type of serious personal injuries such as a facial fracture after a car accident in Staten Island, please call our experienced car accident lawyer here at the O’Connor Law Firm to schedule your FREE case evaluation.  We handle cases in Staten Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan, The Bronx, Queens, Long Island, and in surrounding areas. 

Our bodily injury law firm can help you and your family recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and conscious pain and suffering after a motor vehicle wreck in Staten Island.  Call to schedule your FREE consultation and case evaluation by dialing (718) 948-3500 or using our “Contact Us” box available here.