CHICAGO, IL – Injury accidents can happen anywhere. When negligence is the reason, catastrophic injuries can often be the result – even from dental injuries. Dental injuries are rarely life-threatening, but it may require invasive and intensive medical treatment and surgery, reconstruction, pain and suffering, and time to recover.
What dental or mouth injuries occur from personal injury accidents?
Some of the most common dental injuries and trauma to the mouth happen after injury accident occur. Car accidents, for example, are the leading reason for severe accidents that result in head injuries. When the head takes on too much impact causing your brain to smash into your skull, it can damage brain tissue and lead to traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Dental injuries can cause a tremendous amount of pain that can lead to facial disfigurement. For example, eating solid foods may be restricted until the dental injury is treated and healed.
Common dental injuries that can happen after an accident may include, but is not limited to:
- Avulsed teeth being knocked out of the month
- Broken teeth
- Chips in teeth
- Displaced teeth
- Lacerations and cuts to the gums, lips, and tongue
- Portions of tongue missing
If you suffered dental and mouth damage from a car accident or other personal injury accident, consulting with a dentist or dental surgeon may be necessary depending on how severe your injuries are. The cost of treatment, medication and time away from work are just a few expenses that will need to be accounted for.
Common Causes of Mouth Injuries
Every personal injury case is different and comes with its own unique set of circumstances; however, there are clear trends when it comes to personal injury cases in terms of their cause. While someone can suffer from a dental or mouth injury in various ways, many cases involve the following:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Slip and fall injuries
- On-the-job accidents
Speak to a Personal Injury Attorney at the Dinizulu Law Group
You have rights after an injury accident, especially if it was caused by another’s negligence. To learn more about what you can do to obtain financial compensation you need to pay for damages, call the personal injury law firm at the Dinizulu Law Group now to schedule a free consultation at (312) 384-1920.