If you have suffered serious harm as a result of someone else’s carelessness or wrongdoing, it is critical to consult an attorney who has experience handling these cases.



Pedestrian Accident

$1.1 Million

Our client was injured in a pedestrian accident.

Car Accident


Our client was injured while being a passenger in a car that was struck.

Slip & Fall


Our client was injured in a slip and fall accident.

Construction Accident


Our client was injured after being involved in a forklift accident.

Construction Accident


Our client was injured in a construction accident at a housing development.


Protecting the Rights of Accident Victims

Although there are many accidents from which an individual may recover completely, not every injury heals to the extent that the victim is just the same as before, in terms of either physical capabilities or appearance. Sadly, some accidents result in permanent scarring or disfigurement that, even if it does not create a serious disability, may nevertheless cause emotional and economic harm. We have assisted many Queens residents and other individuals throughout the Bronx and Brooklyn, as well as Nassau and Suffolk Counties, in seeking monetary damages for the harm that they have endured.

If you or someone close to you has been involved in a traumatic accident, you can contact our Queens scarring and disfigurement lawyers today.

Bringing a Negligence Claim to Seek Compensation for Scarring and Disfigurement

Many types of accidents, particularly those that involve severe lacerations or burning, can cause scarring and disfigurement. Some examples include motor vehicle collisions, dog bites, chemical exposure, medical malpractice, and construction accidents. Unfortunately, many of these events are preventable. Negligence is a specific legal claim that may arise when an injury was brought about by someone’s carelessness.

To succeed in this claim, an injured person, or plaintiff, must show that:

  • The negligent party, or defendant, owed a duty to the victim;
  • The defendant breached this duty;
  • The breach directly caused an accident that led to an injury; and
  • The injury resulted in damages to the plaintiff.

When a plaintiff can prove negligence, a defendant may be held liable for all the costs and losses caused, including medical bills, pain and suffering, lost income, the costs of future treatment, and any other applicable damages.

In the case of permanent scarring or disfigurement, the damages can be considerable and include the medical costs of treating the original injury. For example, the victim may need reconstructive or plastic surgery to reduce the appearance of scars or repair cosmetic damage, even if the surgery must be performed at a later date. There may also be long-term pain and suffering, particularly if the scarring or disfigurement is significant.

Scarring or disfigurement, particularly if it appears on exposed areas such as the face, neck, arms, hands, or legs, can cause significant emotional damages that may be compensable. Celebrities and models are not the only people who may be harmed psychologically and economically by injuries that affect their physical appearance. Any person who regularly comes into contact with the public can be affected, ranging from students and retail sales associates to teachers and receptionists.

Explore Your Options with an Injury Lawyer in Queens

In negligence cases involving scarring or disfigurement, we know that the injuries are not short-lived but can have a lasting impact on the emotional, financial, and physical well-being of the injured party. While monetary damages cannot fully compensate for this sort of harm, it is appropriate for any negligent actor who caused an injury to be held accountable and bear the burden of the financial difficulties they have placed on a victim and his or her family.

To schedule a free consultation after a car accident or another devastating event, you can call the Queens attorneys at The Cassisi Law Firm at 718-441-5050 or use our online form.


Real People, Real Stories

The best of the best! I truly don’t know what I would do without the advice and guidance of John Cassisi and his law firm. I trust them implicitly and time and time again they have come through for my family and I and have helped us tremendously. I am forever grateful for everything they have done for us. If you need a firm you can trust that yields successful top notch results, look no further.

– Harriet D

The Cassisi Law Firm is a highly professional caring Lawfirm. My entire family has been clients of John Cassisi for over twentyfive years. He has become part of my family in many ways. I would recommend his firm to anyone and have. John Cassini always has his clients best interests at heart. Sincerely, The Adolino Family.

– Craig Adolino

My experience with TCLF was nothing but positive. My case was given individualized attention and Mr. Cassisi and his staff were extremely kind. When going through an already difficult time, knowing that my case was being handled by an attorney I could trust had my best interest in mind was very comforting.

– Latchmee Ramnarine

After a traffic accident it’s hard to know what to do or where to turn. I am so thankful for this law firm for their diligence and excellent consultation. The entire staff and professional lawyers came to my aid and helped me to navigate these dangerous waters of accident recovery and litigation. If you want top level service and the outcome you deserve these are the lawyers for you. They’re the best period.

– Askia Richen