Facial trauma is any physical trauma to the face. It may include soft tissue injuries such as burns, bruises or fractures of the facial bones such as nasal fractures and fractures of the jaw, as well as trauma such as eye injuries. Facial injuries are major cause of disfigurement or loss of function. Major examples include blindness or jaw fracture. Facial trauma can also be fatal because it can cause severe bleeding or interference with the airway. The leading cause of facial trauma is motor vehicle accidents.