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Kansas City Cuts & Lacerations Attorneys

Minor cuts and scrapes are, essentially, a typical part of life and rarely require medical attention. Nonetheless, in the event of a traumatic accident, whether an automobile accident or at work, a cut or laceration can result in life-altering injuries requiring extensive medical expenses, rehabilitation, possible skin grafts, and more. As such, if you suffered from serious cuts and laceration due to the negligence of another party(s), you may be eligible to compensation for your damages.

At Popham Law, our Kansas City cuts and lacerations attorneys have helped hundreds of individuals pursue personal injury lawsuits to hold the responsible party(s) accountable. For a free consultation with the personal injury attorneys at Popham Law, call us today. In the meantime, you can find more information about cuts and lacerations below.

Types and Causes of Lacerations

There are several types of lacerations that could require immediate medical intervention. In short, you have three different layers of skin, including the epidermis, dermis, and subcutis.

A superficial laceration barely penetrates the epidermis layer and, therefore, blood vessels; this type of cut very rarely requires medical attention. Deep and complicated lacerations, however, often penetrate all three layers and, in more serious cuts, can damage underlying tissues, muscles, tendons, nerves, organs, and so forth.

When most people pursue a personal injury lawsuit due to cuts and lacerations, it is because the injury necessitated medical attention and resulted in permanent damage. The most common laceration and scarring compensation claims we encounter at Popham Law have included:

  • Work accidents: Severe cuts and lacerations can result if employees do not have Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) or if they are working around dangerous materials or on building sites, for instance.
  • Defective products: A product that was negligently produced can, if defective, cause severe cuts, lacerations, burns, broken bones, and so forth.
  • Automobile accidents: Many of the most serious cuts and lacerations occur as a result of a car accident. Motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians are particularly at risk.
  • School accidents: If a younger child experiences anything more than a minor laceration at school, you should consider seeking medical attention.
  • Premises liability: A property owner that has failed to maintain his/her property could be responsible for any cuts and lacerations resulting from unaccounted hazards.

Lacerations and, especially, scarring can also result from medical malpractice and clinical negligence.

For a Free Consultation With Popham Law, Call Today

If you suffered severe cuts and lacerations due to the negligence of another person, you shouldn’t have to bear the full weight of medical expenses, loss of income at work, rehabilitation, and so on. Furthermore, you could pursue compensation for pain and suffering as well as disfigurement.

After calling the Kansas City cuts and lacerations attorneys at Popham Law, we’ll begin diligently investigating the circumstances surrounding your injury. Furthermore, we’ll begin building a strong case by gathering medical records, police records, if applicable, and any other documentation that could be useful in your case. Lastly, whether in the courtroom or at the negotiation table, our attorneys will aggressively pursue your interests using creative, yet competent, litigation strategies.

For a free consultation with Popham Law, contact our Kansas City law office today by calling (816) 221-2288.