Hi Shannon. Thank you for following up. When a person causes harm to another person, they do so either intentional (an intentional tort) or unintentionally (negligence). I am assuming that this different girl did not do this intentionally, but rather did so out of extreme stupidity. (if you believe otherwise, please tell me and I will discuss intentional torts further). Under the tort of negligence, you would be entitled to what is known as compensatory damage. This means that you must be placed back into the position you were in prior to this occurring. You can either recover from the individual who did this to you, or from the location that she works. This is known as vicarious liability. As for what you would be entitled to, it would likely be two to five times any medical bills that you have as well as any lost wages, or other expenses. The amount you would recover would be for any pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment, or duties under duress. The more this affected your life, the more you would be able to recover. As for how to sue the company itself, you can either do this yourself, or you can get a personal injury attorney involved. There are many attorneys who would do this, however, the terms of service do not let us point you to any one lawyer in particular. That being said, if you decide to hire an attorney, a great resource is www.Martindale.com. This is a nationwide directory that is useful in finding highly qualified legal specialists in various fields of law. The lawyers in Martindale are not selected because they paid to be included, but rather because they have been rated by other attorneys as qualified experts in their field. Consider consulting with two or three different attorneys prior to selecting the one you feel most comfortable with. In a case like yours, an attorney would take your case on contingency, which means that you would owe nothing out of pocket. Salons like the one you went to have liability insurance in place to pay for things just like this, and will likely settle with you without you ever having to go to court. If, however, you would prefer to sue them directly, you can do so by filing a motion and serving the representative of the company. If you would like to do this I can assist you further, all you have to do is ask. So, in response to your follow up, you should not pay an attorney for a case like this, they will take the case on contingency, and you will owe nothing out of pocket. If the attorney wants to charge you a consultation fee, make sure to hang up and call the next attorney on the list. As for having cases like this, while I have not personally had this exact case, I have had many similar. From getting pink eye from trying on makeup at a salon, to using the wrong product on hair, if this person did anything wrong you are entitled to significant damages. Even if they didn't you are still entitled to something and an insurance company will likely pay your. It is definitely worth a free consultation with a personal injury attorney in your area.
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