When you have been in some type of personal injury accident, one of the most common places you may find an injury is in your mouth. In many cases, you may have come into contact with another surface or sustained a blow to your mouth caused by someone else’s negligence. When this is the case, you should get help from a dentist to see how they can help treat your oral injuries and help you gather evidence for your legal claim. Remember, when your oral injury came about as a result of someone else’s negligence, you should not hesitate to file a lawsuit against the responsible party. This way, you can receive the compensation you need for the damages they caused. Together with your lawyer, we can help provide you with information on the cause of your injury and the best form of treatment so that we can help you get the compensation amount you deserve. Call now to schedule your appointment.
What kind of injuries are common after a personal injury?
Some of the most common oral injuries we see when someone is hoping to file a legal claim are:
- Chipped Teeth
- Avulsed Teeth
- Cracked Teeth
In fact, chipped teeth are some of the most common injuries we see. That said, avulsed (dislodged) teeth and cracked teeth happen as well and these injuries can be quite painful and may require extensive dental work. When this is the case, you should never be stuck paying the bill. Especially when you are hoping to file a suit against the person responsible for your injuries, you should call the dentist’s office immediately. Not only could the injured tooth get worse, but it could spread an infection to the neighboring teeth.
Determining What Your Suit is Worth
As with many injury cases, there is no one-size-fits-all value that we can tell you to expect. Each dental injury case will be unique and thus the settlement value will be unique. However, there are certain factors we can look at to begin assessing value. For example, if you were playing a pickup game of soccer and someone’s negligence caused one of your side teeth to chip, you can likely expect to get much less from your suit than you would if you were in a car accident and the other driver’s negligence caused more serious oral injuries, such as avulsed teeth or jaw damage. There are other factors that a dentist can look at for more specific values as well.
- Your Dental Bills. This can give us a very specific number to work with when asking for compensation regarding your dental bills. This can include past, present, and future medical expenses.
- Loss of Income. If you are unable to go back to work for a certain period of time due to your oral injuries, you can potentially receive compensatory damages like this to get reimbursed for lost wages. This could include your salary and even vacation and sick time.
For more information on settlement value and how your dentist in San Clemente, CA can help you during your case, please reach out to an office now.
Thanks to John Redmond Orthodontics for their insight into dental repair after an accident and tooth injury lawsuits.