Eyelash extensions can leave you looking and feeling good about yourself. This is precisely why eyelash extensions are part of many people’s beauty regimens. The unfortunate reality is, however, that many beauty salons do not carry out the procedure safely and individuals suffer injuries as a result. If you or someone close to you has suffered an eyelash extension injury, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your harm. At The Law Offices of Robert Dixon, our skilled Miami injury attorneys will review the facts of your case and provide you with a realistic assessment of your claim.
Eyelash extensions can have serious and long-term consequences. Some examples of eyelash extension injuries include:
- Swelling and bruising;
- Chemical burns;
- Eyelash loss;
- Permanent eyelash damage;
- Damage to eyes;
- Allergic reactions;
- Eye infection or other types of injuries;
- Inflammation and itching.
Salons that offer eyelash extensions must ensure that they carry out the procedure safely. This includes training technicians and making sure all legal regulations are met. When preventable injuries are caused by an eyelash extension spa, you may be entitled to compensation for your harm through a personal injury claim. Personal injuries are typically rooted in the doctrine of negligence. Negligence occurs when an establishment that offers eyelash extensions fails to use reasonable care causing injury to a client. Using reasonable care means taking all precautions to make sure the customer is not hurt. For example, an establishment that is cutting corners on cleanliness may be liable if a customer develops an infection due to a dirty instrument. This is because an establishment using reasonable care would understand the risk of injury associated with using an unclean instrument.
An individual who has suffered an eyelash extension injury has a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit. This time limit is known as the statute of limitations. Under Florida law, an injured victim has four years from the date of the accident to file a claim in civil court. Failure to file within this time frame could mean permanently losing your right to take legal action altogether.
Once negligence is established, the injured party can seek a variety of economic and non-economic damages including, but not limited to: medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, scarring, and disfigurement. The exact amount of damages a plaintiff will be entitled to will depend on the nature and extent and seriousness of the injuries. The compensation can come in the form of a lump sum or in installments over time.
If you have suffered an eyelash extension injury, we may be able to help. At The Law Offices of Robert Dixon, our seasoned Miami personal injury team has helped a number of South Florida clients who have suffered beauty-related injuries and can help you as well. We understand that any kind of injury involving the face can be extremely distressing, which is why you can expect the utmost compassion from us throughout your case. To discuss your case in more detail, please do not hesitate to call us at 1-877-499-HURT (4878) or contact us online today.
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