Suffering a dental injury during a car accident is easy to do, especially if you’re rear-ended or a T-bone accident causes you to hit the steering wheel with your mouth. You should be able to recover damages for the dental injury caused by your car accident if you can prove the crash caused the loss.
Common Types of Dental Injuries
Dental injuries can be minor or substantial, depending on the speed, force, and type of impact. Some common dental injuries in car accidents include:
- Cracked teeth
- Loose or dislodged teeth
- Dental implant damage or need for implants
- Lost tooth
- Oral cavity damage (bone and tissue)
Common Dental Procedures Needed
Your auto insurance may cover many types of damages you’ve suffered. This may include:
- Dental emergency visits
- Dental specialist needs, including oral surgeons
- Dental applications as solutions to the damage such as dental implants, veneers, dentures, crowns, or bridges
- Advanced procedures such as bone grafting
- Rehabilitation for jaw-related damage leaving you unable to talk or chew
- Lost income if you cannot work or lost time getting care
The losses you claim after the accident depend on the type of immediate, short-term, and long-term treatment you need to restore the function of your teeth and oral cavity. This may also include cosmetic procedures to help restore damage caused by the auto accident. If you’ve had to seek out any type of medical care as a result of an auto accident, you may be able to file a claim for it.
Let Lattof & Lattof, PC Help You Obtain Compensation
The key to receiving compensation for your dental injury losses is to have a skilled and experienced auto accident attorney by your side. It’s important to have a professional who can help you determine what your losses are, including your inability to work, loss of quality of life, and pain and suffering. To get started, turn to our team to provide you with guidance and support. Schedule a no-risk consultation by calling Lattof & Lattof, PC now.