Seeking Compensation For Mouth and Dental Injuries Caused by Accidents
While dental injuries may not be considered life-threatening or as severe as many other injuries involved in personal injury cases, they nonetheless deserve compensation and can still cause severe damages. Personal injury lawsuits can be filed against those liable for these injuries in order to seek compensation for damages they cause like medical bills, lost wages from time spent getting treatment/recovery, as well as pain and suffering.
Trauma to the head is very common in many accidents that cause personal injuries. Traumatic brain injuries are amongst the most common of personal injuries and consequently can involve damage to the mouth as well. The forces involved in severe head injuries can easily break someone’s jaw, knock out teeth, or lead to someone biting their own tongue. All of these things and other forms of
A dental injury involves damage to a person’s teeth and the structures that support them. Dental-related injuries can be particularly painful and debilitating despite them typically not being life-threatening. These injuries also require extensive treatment and recuperation as well. Dental surgery, medication, tooth replacement/reconstruction, etc. can be costly and take time to fully recover from.
Dental injuries will generally involve some form of trauma to the head and face usually accompanied by a traumatic brain injury like a concussion but not always. Neck Injuries like whiplash also have been known to be accompanied by dental injuries as well.
Common Dental Injuries Involved in Personal Injury Lawsuits
- Fractured teeth
- Avulsed teeth
- Tooth luxation
- Chipped teeth
- Scratched teeth
Injuries to the mouth both inside and out often accompany dental injuries. Mouth injuries can involve a bit more variety since both the inside and outside of the mouth can be damaged in a number of ways. Mouth injuries can also be more extensive and involve much more treatment in more severe cases. Much like with dental injuries, mouth injuries can be extremely uncomfortable even in milder cases.
Common Mouth Injuries in Personal Injury Lawsuits
- Broken/fractured jaw
- Bit tongue
- Severe contusions
- Puncture wounds
Common Causes of Mouth Injuries in Personal Injury Lawsuits
Every personal injury case is different and comes with its own set of unique circumstances and damages. However, there are some clear trends when it comes to types of personal injuries as well as their causes. With regard to dental and mouth injuries, there are some types of accidents that tend to result in these kinds of injuries more than others. One can potentially suffer an injury to their mouth in a number of ways but many personal injury lawsuits involving these injuries tend to occur in the following ways.
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- On-the-job accidents
Damages Caused by Dental and Mouth Injuries
It comes as no surprise that these injuries to the mouth and teeth inflict severe damages upon those unfortunate to suffer them. Suffering an injury to the mouth region is not only damaging in the purest physical sense. Any injury to the mouth is exceptionally painful since this part of the body is particularly sensitive. There is also the issue of the mouth and its functions having function reduced or eliminated in the process of healing wounds in this area. This means eating and speaking are significantly affected to varying degrees depending on the circumstances of the injury which can have a significant effect on many aspects of one’s life.
The lingering issues caused by a mouth or dental injury are another issue altogether. Permanent impairment of someone’s mouth function even to a slight degree can affect a person financially, mentally, and emotionally. The same can also be said about any scarring or disfigurement that occurs because of an injury to this region.
Filing a Lawsuit Over Dental and Mouth Injuries
Suffering damage to the mouth because of another party’s negligence is not something one has to take lying down. If another party is liable for a mouth or dental injury then you potentially can hold them accountable by filing a personal injury lawsuit.
For example, many people involved in car accidents suffer injuries to their face during a collision which can include their mouth. Some people may make the mistake of thinking that since their injury isn’t life-threatening then it’s not worth filing a lawsuit over or if their injury treatment alone is covered by their insurance then a lawsuit is not necessary. In certain cases this might prove true but you could be ignoring other damages that may not have occurred to you. Many people may not realize that they can seek compensation for the wages they missed out on when they were busy getting their injuries treated. The long-term impact of a mouth injury on a person’s relationships, ability to perform their job, mental health and more can be included in a personal injury lawsuit.
Seek an Experienced Florida Personal Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one have suffered a severe injury in an accident then do not hesitate to contact Sibley Dolman Gipe about coming in for a free consultation on your claim. Our lawyers are happy to sit down with you to discuss the details of your case and offer some legal options as to how you can seek compensation. Sibley Dolman Gipe understands how your life can be negatively affected by all of the damages associated with a personal injury and can assist you in your pursuit of compensation. Let Sibley Dolman Gipe assist you in holding those liable for your injury responsible and recover compensation to help with the damages you suffered.
The experienced attorneys at Sibley Dolman Gipe are very familiar with the intricacies and nuances associated with litigating a personal injury case. Let our experienced team of investigators, expert witnesses, and experienced attorneys get you the compensation you deserve for your head injury case. Schedule a free consultation with our seasoned attorneys at (727) 451-6900 or use our online contact form.
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