Protect Your Legal Rights and Financial Future After a Face Injury

Face and eye damage regularly occur in car, motorcycle, or cargo truck accidents, but they are also a danger in premises liability incidents such as a slip and fall at the grocery store. In either case, the injury may have been caused by negligent behavior like distracted driving, failing to fix broken stairs, improper training, or poor hiring practices.

In the state of Virginia, everyone is legally required to uphold a basic duty of care to prevent other people from being harmed. You have a basic legal right to recover damages from the negligent individual who caused your accident, but actually receiving compensation requires taking the right steps. 

To protect yourself after an accident, always create a paper trail on your injuries as soon as possible. See a doctor immediately after an accident involving eye or facial injury to establish the extent of your wounds and help create a clear picture of what medical treatment is required in the future. 

From there, your next step should be to contact an attorney. Your lawyer can assist in determining your best source for compensation, whether that’s an insurance settlement or an injury lawsuit against the negligent party. With a personal injury attorney working on your behalf, you can potentially recover damages like:

  • Bills for medical costs, such as the initial ER visit, hospital stay, and medication
  • Costs of future medical procedures such as facial surgery or ongoing therapy sessions
  • Pain and suffering experienced due to emotional and physical trauma
  • Wages lost while recovering, as well as a reasonable calculation of lost future earning potential

How a Virginia Personal Injury Attorney Works for Accident Victims

The more the injury interferes with your day-to-day life, the higher the damages you may be owed—especially in accidents involving loss of vision or permanent disfigurement. That means the insurance company and the at-fault party have a vested interest in trying to avoid paying the full amount you deserve. These cases often become complex and require a skilled attorney to overcome common obstacles and defense tactics. 

Face and eye injuries can completely turn your life upside down, and you are already dealing with more than enough during the physical recovery process. You can take a significant amount of stress out of the situation by working with an attorney who understands the Virginia legal process.

You want a professional on your side with years of experience representing clients who have previously suffered these types of accidents. Getting help from a knowledgeable and accomplished legal source specifically takes the stress off you by:

  • Filing legal documents within the statute of limitations for personal injury cases
  • Investigating the accident to determine who is at fault and can provide compensation
  • Presenting evidence such as eyewitness testimony, medical reports, and expert witnesses
  • Taking over communications with insurance providers to help you receive the full settlement amount owed
  • Offering advice on avoiding personal injury lawsuit mistakes—from social media usage to properly releasing medical records


Kevin W. Mottley
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Richmond, VA trial lawyer dedicated to handling brain injuries, car accidents and other serious injury claims