April 16, 2022

Common Dental Injuries in Personal Injury Suits

Injury accidents can happen in many ways. When negligence is the reason an accident happens and injuries are the result, the victim of such a situation may be able to file a claim for compensation. Mississippi’s pure comparative negligence system allows individuals to sue to recover the costs associated with their damages.  

There are also many ways that physical bodily harm can happen in an injury accident, with dental injuries being one of them. Dental injuries can be included in a Mississippi personal injury claim. While dental injuries are not likely to be life-threatening they still may require intensive medical treatment and surgery, reconstruction, pain, and suffering, and there will be a certain amount of time necessary to recover from them.

What Dental and Mouth Injuries Happen Most Often after an Injury Accident?

Injury accidents that involved trauma to the head are plentiful. According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, every year in the United States there can be as high as 3.8 million traumatic brain injuries reported.

, Common Dental Injuries in Personal Injury Suits, Germany Law Firm PLLC

Car accidents and motorcycle crashes, for example, are leading reasons for severe accidents that result in head injuries. When the head takes on the impact it can cause the brain to smash into the hard bones in the skull. This can damage the brain tissue and lead to TBI. Many times, when the head does take on such force, it is not just the brain that is damaged. Broken bones in the face, lacerations and bruising to the skin, and damage to the teeth and gums can also happen.

Dental injuries can cause a tremendous amount of pain, lead to facial disfigurement, and have considerable ramifications on a person’s quality of life. For instance, eating solid foods may be restricted until the dental injuries can be treated and then recovered.

Some of the most common dental injuries and trauma to the mouth that happen after injury accidents include:

  • Broken teeth.
  • Avulsed teeth being knocked out of the mouth.
  • Chips in teeth.
  • Displaced teeth.
  • Lacerations and cuts to the gums, lips, and tongue.
  • Portions of tongue missing.
  • Contusions.
  • Punctures.

If you suffered dental and mouth damage from your injury accident, seeing a dentist, dental surgeon, or even a plastic surgeon may be necessary depending on how severe your injuries are. Restoring your mouth back to being intact, functional, and attractive can take a number of different services and surgeries. You may need dental implants, dental surgeries, and if you suffered severe facial disfigurement a plastic surgeon could be necessary. The cost of treatment, medication and time away from work are just a few of the expenses that will have to be accounted for. 

A Jackson personal injury attorney can address all of the damages you suffered in your personal injury claim. 

Speak to a Jackson Personal Injury Attorney Today

You have rights after an injury accident especially if it was caused by another party’s negligent actions. To learn more about what you can do to obtain the financial compensation you need to pay for your damages, you can call the Jackson personal injury law firm at Germany Law Firm, PLLC to schedule a free consultation at (601) 487-0555. 

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