How Much is a Facial Injury Worth?

Important Legal Disclaimer: These dollar values are from past results and do not guarantee or suggest that your matter will have a similar outcome. The facts and circumstances which led to your injury are likely to be different, and an attorney can provide specific guidance only after engaging in a fact-intensive analysis. Furthermore, the worth of your personal injury case will ultimately be decided by a jury.

Car accidents, defective products, severe burns, slip and fall accidents, industrial accidents, and medical malpractice are all common causes of facial injuries, such as lacerations, broken noses, broken jaws, broken teeth, eye injuries, and skull fractures. Not only are facial injuries painful and costly to treat, often requiring corrective plastic surgery – they can also cause tremendous anxiety, depression, and emotional distress. Children and teenagers are especially susceptible to being bullied or developing low self-esteem because of scarring and disfigurement, which can cause their performance at school to suffer.

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The personal injury lawyers of Hasbrook & Hasbrook have assembled this short legal guide to help educate injury victims and their loved ones about the basic financial components of a civil lawsuit. It covers different types of compensation, Oklahoma’s limits on compensation, and a legal deadline called the statute of limitations. It also provides some examples of verdicts and settlements from facial injury cases around the United States. If you have any questions about getting compensated for a personal injury, call our attorneys at (405) 698-3040 for a free and private legal consultation.

How Much Compensation Can a Plaintiff Be Awarded in Oklahoma?

In order to understand Oklahoma’s limits on compensation, which are known as damages caps, it is first necessary to understand the distinctions between different types of compensation, which include:

Punitive damages are subject to several different caps, which are provided by state law under O.S. § 23-9.1 as follows:

Compensation may be obtained through a:

Verdicts and Settlements in Facial Injury Cases

Before we discuss any verdicts or settlements, we’d like to reiterate the legal disclaimer posted at the top of this page. The verdicts and settlements described below are not intended to promise or guarantee similar results from each and every facial injury case. We have shared them here solely for informational and educational purposes. Your legal matter may produce different results, as each case inevitably depends on how and why the underlying accident occurred.

Is There a Legal Deadline for Filing a Lawsuit?

Unfortunately, accident victims are not free to file lawsuits whenever they wish. You must file your lawsuit before a deadline known as the statute of limitations, which differs from state to state and case type to case type. The Oklahoma statute of limitations on personal injury cases is two years, beginning from the date the injury was sustained. If the statute of limitations “expires,” or runs out of time, the case will be prevented from progressing in court, which means you will lose your opportunity to gain both closure and compensation.

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Don’t Hesitate to Speak With an Experienced Oklahoma Personal Injury Lawyer

Even if you aren’t quite sure whether you’re ready to file a lawsuit, we strongly encourage you to consult with an attorney as soon as possible. The sooner you speak to an attorney, the sooner you will be able to make an informed decision about whether you would like to file a lawsuit. If you procrastinate for too long without making a decision, the opportunity to take legal action may pass you by forever.

Don’t wait until it’s already too late. Call the attorneys of Hasbrook & Hasbrook at (405) 698-3040 to schedule a free, private consultation. Our line is always open for your call, including nights and weekends.