Devastating accidents can sometimes result in a victim suffering scarring and disfigurement. When this happens, it can have a lasting impact on a person's life. While you may be able to heal, your life could be permanently changed. As a victim, you may find it more difficult to enjoy life and even get employment. Ultimately, it can take an emotional toll on you.

While no one wants to suffer such a devastating injury, you do have options and should be compensated for your suffering. You can file a CT personal injury claim to seek damages against a negligent party that contributed to the accident that resulted in your disfigurement. This may include compensatory damages as well as punitive damages if the negligent party participated in egregious misconduct or intentional actions that contributed to the accident.

Read further for more information about disfigurement in CT. If you are a victim of an accident that left you with a disfigurement, your best course of action is to immediately speak with a CT personal injury attorney. Our team at Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney At Law has experience in all personal injury matters. We are ready to offer you the assistance you need.

Disfigurement vs. Scarring: Are They The Same?

It's a common question to ask, "Are scarring and disfigurement the same?" Although they are generally two different injuries, they can be related.

One word for an injury that alters someone's look is disfigurement. Disfigurement can result from scarring, but other events like fractures and amputations can also cause it. While many disfigurement injuries can be repaired by surgeons, others might be harder to treat.

Accident victims occasionally experience life-altering permanent disfigurement. Injuries resulting in permanent disfigurement, such amputation, carry severe ramifications, such as chronic bodily and psychological suffering. Because of this, disfigurement is a major injury that needs to be treated seriously.


When you are injured, your body starts to heal itself. In order to repair the injured parts, it regenerates tissues and skin. Instead, the body may produce scar tissue if the cut is really deep or severe.

Collagen is a protein found in scar tissue. It helps the body heal wounds more quickly. The concern is that collagen has the potential to become discolored and can be rougher than healthy skin tissue. Raised scar tissue can result in skin ridges and lumps.

Millions of people will get a scar each year, and many of them can lead to serious issues. Even though scar therapy methods in contemporary medicine are constantly evolving, many scars still lead victims to experience physical and mental suffering for a lifetime.

Compensation in a CT Disfigurement Personal Injury Claim

If you have suffered disfigurement or scarring in an accident, you may ask what damages can you recover? What is the typical amount received as part of a settlement or judgment?

It depends, because each case is different. A CT personal injury attorney will examine your case and determine an accurate figure to demand in a lawsuit.

Damages you can recover include:

  • Medical costs
  • Medication costs and future treatments
  • Lost wages and future earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Diminished quality of life

Disfigured and Need Help? Get in Touch With Brandon J. Broderick

If you were in an accident and suffered injuries that left you scarred or disfigured, you need an experienced CT personal injury lawyer who will help you recover damages and win your case.

Our clients are important to us. At Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law, our personal injury lawyers work hard to ensure our clients get the compensation they need to move on with their lives.

Give us a call to schedule a free case evaluation today.

Posted by: Brandon J. Bro…
Date: Mon, 12/18/2023 - 15:22

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