Facing the Reality: Facial Injuries in Florida’s Motorcycle Accidents

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Nobody ever wants their bike to go down, but when your face sustains an injury from a motorcycle accident, it can be life altering. Seemingly minor injuries to the face from road rash or asphalt impact can leave permanent and substantial scars. Bikers also need to be concerned about infections from those abrasions. Additionally, much more serious injuries, but invisible injuries, may be lying below the surface of the skin. Facial fractures can often go unnoticed for days or weeks but may lead to serious permanent damage when left untreated. While helmets can offer some protection, the face remains particularly vulnerable in motorcycle crashes. No helmet can completely eliminate the risk of facial injuries. Unfortunately, facial injuries are a grim yet frequent outcome of motorcycle accidents in the Sunshine State.

Types of Facial Injuries from Motorcycle Accidents:

  • Lacerations and Abrasions: Commonly known as “road rash” when sustained elsewhere on the body, facial abrasions can result from skidding across the pavement. Such injuries can lead to scarring, which, when on the face, can have emotional and psychological implications.
  • Fractures: The force from an accident can break or crack facial bones, including the jaw, cheekbones, or nasal bone. These fractures can necessitate surgical interventions and may impact a victim’s appearance and ability to speak or eat.
  • Dental Injuries: Crashes can lead to chipped, broken, or dislodged teeth, which not only cause immediate pain but can also result in long-term dental complications and treatments.
  • Eye Injuries: Debris from accidents can damage the eyes, leading to potential vision problems or even blindness.
  • Beyond the Physical: The Psychological Toll of Facial Injuries

The physical pain of a face injury from a motorcycle accident can be extraordinarily intense. Additionally, the emotional and psychological trauma can be just as challenging. Facial injuries are unlike other injuries to the body as they may result in permanent disfigurement and scarring, which may dramatically alter your appearance. These alterations can deeply affect self-esteem and social interactions. Some victims may become self-conscious or even suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to the accident and its aftermath.

If you’re severely injured in a motorcycle accident, you have enough to worry about with your recovery. Let our experienced team focus on handling the rest for you. At JustCallMoe Injury & Accident Law, we understand the nuances of Florida’s motorcycle accident claims and how facial injuries impact these claims. Our seasoned team fights for victims of facial injuries to receive comprehensive representation and the compensation they deserve. Contact us today!

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