Injuries Affecting the Mouth and Teeth
When a person is subjected to the violent forces involved in a car accident, he or she may be thrown around inside of the vehicle resulting in severe physical injury. Drivers and passengers might suffer especially in cases in which the individual’s face hits the side of the interior or strikes the steering column without an airbag deploying. In these accidents, emergency dental care may be required.
If you or a loved one has suffered oral injuries in a motor vehicle accident caused by the negligence of another party, you may be able to pursue financial compensation. For additional information regarding your legal rights and options, contact the Sheboygan car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874 today.
Dental Injuries and Car Accidents
Crash-related injuries are likely to be widespread and to affect many different parts of a victim’s body. This can make dental damages particularly troublesome for an injured individual’s finances, as many insurance plans do not include very comprehensible dental plans. In addition, injuries to the tongue, gums, or bones incorporated in jaw movement might require extensive treatments and surgical repairs. The following injuries may be sustained to the mouth in an accident:
- Lost teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Dislocated temporomandibular joint, connecting the jaw
- Fractured mandible, or jaw
- Laceration or severing of the tongue
These injuries can interfere with an individual’s ability to communicate and might also severely affect his or her self-esteem. Speech therapy may also be necessary, especially in the case of injuries affecting the tongue.
When a person chips or loses a tooth, the loss follows the injured individual for the rest of their life. Unlike bone fractures, teeth cannot naturally heal. If you have sustained an injury to the mouth as a result of a car accident, contact the Sheboygan car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.