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Serious accidents can cause devastating and catastrophic injuries that may never heal, causing permanent body disfigurement and the physical and mental challenges that come with it.

At Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs, we understand how the trauma of body disfigurement can affect the everyday lives of the clients we serve. We’re proud to use our decades of legal knowledge and experience to recover meaningful compensation for catastrophic accident victims. We know money can’t undo what happened, but we believe it can provide you with financial stability and the means of pursuing the medical care you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced Houston catastrophic injury lawyer to learn how we can help you move forward.

Types of Disfigurement Injuries and Treatment

Texas law allows accident victims to pursue compensation following an incident caused by the careless actions of others. Yet, what does Texas law consider disfigurement? Texas courts have defined disfigurement as an “impairment of beauty, symmetry, or appearance; that which renders unsightly or deforms in some way.”

Significant scarring is one of the most common types of body disfigurement, although any permanent damage to a person’s soft tissues or bones may meet the disfigurement standard. Scarring is often the result of trauma and is the body’s natural way of healing and replacing lost or damaged tissue. While it is an essential healing function, the results can be unattractive. Thermal and chemical burns can lead to particularly severe scarring.

Treatment options for deformities or a disfiguring scar depend on the location and severity of the injury. Skin grafts, surgery, steroid injections, compression garments, and laser resurfacing may be viable treatment options.

Some common disfiguring injuries include: