Recovering Compensation for Facial Injuries From a Wisconsin Car Crash

bashed in windshield after crashThere are many severe car crash injuries, but few have the lasting impact of a facial injury. These are not just physical injuries. They are also psychological injuries that can have a negative impact on many aspects of your life.

If you are suffering financial hardship and emotional trauma after a car crash facial injury, Sigman Janssen’s Oshkosh auto accident lawyers may be able to pursue a legal claim. We represent those injured in car crashes at no upfront cost.

Below, we delve into the common types of facial injuries that may occur in a crash, how these injuries happen, the long-term effects and seeking compensation.

Call to learn more about your potential legal options: (877) 888-5201.

What Types of Facial Injuries Often Occur in Car Crashes?

Your face is incredibly vulnerable to injury during a collision. These are some of the most common types of facial injuries that may occur in a crash:

  • Head Injuries: For example, you could suffer bruises, cuts, burns or scrapes on your face, neck, jaw or skull. Sharp objects or blunt force trauma could cause scars, disfigurement, a concussion or permanent damage to your brain.
  • Fractures: Cracks or breaks in your nose, cheekbones, jaw or bones surrounding your eye sockets could all happen in a collision.
  • Eye Injuries: Fractures, scratches, punctures or retinal detachment could result from a blow to your eyes. Sometimes you may suffer eye injuries without getting hit in the eyes. A head injury could damage nerves in your retina, causing double vision or even vision loss.
  • Dental Injuries: A blow to the jaw or your mouth could break or even knock out teeth, crowns or fillings.

How Car Crashes Cause Injury to the Face

Facial injuries in a car crash can be caused by many things:

  • Steering wheel
  • Dashboard
  • Seat belts
  • Airbags
  • Loose items
  • Another person

For instance, the force of the collision could cause an object to hit you hard enough to cause an injury. Sometimes debris flies into your face, such as loose objects inside or outside the car.

Airbag Deployment

Airbags deploy with such force that they can cause bruising, fracturing or even burns, especially from the chest up.

Seat Belt Injuries

The same tension designed to keep you from being ejected from a car in a crash can cause damage to your body.


People usually only get ejected if they were not wearing a seatbelt during the collision. If this happens, you could get cut by the glass on your windshield or the ground.

Long-Term Effects of Facial Injuries

Whether mild or severe, facial injuries from a car crash can affect victims on a physical, financial or emotional level for months, even years. Some of the long-term effects of car crash injuries may include:

  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Low self-esteem
  • Anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Functional impairments, such as difficulty with seeing, eating, speaking or breathing
  • Chronic pain
  • Financial hardship, from not being able to work in the same job as before or not being able to work as much as before

The long-lasting and potentially lifelong effects of a facial injury from a car crash can be devastating. They may require continuous support for physical, social or emotional needs for the rest of their lives.

Including Facial Injuries in a Claim for Compensation

If you were injured by another person’s negligence, such as the negligence of another driver, you have the right to claim compensation for damages. However, you have the burden of proof in an injury claim.

It is critical that victims take steps to document their injuries. This is something you can speak to an experienced lawyer about. He or she can explain what you can do to help support your claim.

  • Going to the Doctor: Your health and safety are the most important thing after a car crash. You should see a doctor and follow their orders, even if you think you have quickly recovered, or your facial injuries are minor.
  • Gathering Evidence at the Scene: Pictures of the crash scene, surroundings, damages and physical injuries can all be considered evidence, which would ultimately make your claim stronger. If possible, gather evidence at the scene.
  • Continuing Your Medical Care: Documenting the impact of your injuries goes hand in hand with consistent visits to your doctor and calculating damages. You should write down the dates of your doctor visits, how much work you have missed and how your injuries have impacted daily living. Keep receipts for out-of-pocket costs for treatment.
  • Call an Experienced Lawyer: Liable insurance companies often do as much as they can to get out of paying you what you deserve. This is why you should consult an experienced attorney with a history of results. We have many years of experience gathering the right documentation to help victims of car crashes get the compensation they need.

Were You Injured by a Negligent Driver? Contact Sigman Janssen

If you have been a victim of a car crash and suffered facial injuries, Sigman Janssen is here to help. We have decades of experience representing injured victims in Wisconsin. We have secured millions in compensation for our clients.

There is no cost to call us, and no upfront fees unless we secure a recovery from the insurance company or in the courtroom.

Call us today to discuss your crash. Free initial consultation. (877) 888-5201.