Motorcycle crashes are often associated with devastating traumatic brain injuries, but these accidents also frequently result in serious damage to the face and even the eyes. Obviously, a disfiguring facial injury can be incredibly difficult to recover from, and in some cases, the disfigurement can be permanent.

If you weren’t responsible for causing your motorcycle wreck, you can seek compensation from the party who was. A Spokane motorcycle accident facial injury lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates can help you build the case that recovers the compensation you need to afford the treatment that could restore your appearance.


Dealing with Face and Eye Injuries After a Motorcycle Wreck

The effect that a face or eye injury can have on your quality of life can be enormous. A permanent disfigurement can cause incredible amounts of emotional distress, as many victims lose confidence or sense that other people treat them differently. This can also lead to a non-economic damage that’s known as loss of consortium: damage done to your marriage and personal relationships.

A motorcycle eye injury that results in vision loss can be even worse. If you experience complete blindness, not only will you have to deal with the emotional distress while you adjust, but your entire lifestyle may have to change.


Compensation for Disfiguring and Blinding Injuries

We can help you seek monetary compensation for your face and eye injuries, as well as the impact they have had on your life and finances. For example, if you require plastic or reconstructive surgery to restore your appearance, this should be included in any settlement offer you receive. Likewise, if your eye injury will require you to renovate your house, change careers, and invest in necessary equipment and furnishings, all of this should be compensated.

These are just a few of the other damages you might seek compensation for after your motorcycle crash:

  • Current and future medical bills
  • Lost income and reduced earning ability
  • Motorcycle repair or replacement
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of consortium


How a Helmet Can Affect Your Compensation

Whether or not you were wearing a helmet during the motorcycle crash can affect the amount of compensation you receive for your losses, especially if a helmet could have prevented or reduced the severity of your face and eye injuries.

Washington observes comparative negligence, so your compensation will be reduced by the percentage of fault you are responsible for. Not wearing a helmet won’t prevent you from seeking compensation, but it can make it more difficult, especially if anything else you did contributed to the wreck. This makes it essential to have an attorney who can build a case that limits your level of negligence.


Help from a Spokane Motorcycle Crash Disfigurement Lawyer

If a motorcycle accident has left you with disfiguring or blinding injuries, Craig Swapp & Associates can help you get compensation from the parties responsible. It all starts with a free consultation, so give us a call at 1-800-404-9000 or complete the online contact form found at the bottom of this page.