One of the most common questions asked by injured victims during consultations with our attorneys is, “how much is my case worth,” or “what is the value of a settlement in these types of cases.” Below is important information regarding the estimated value of broken teeth or and other types of significant dental damage resulting from a auto accidents, slip and falls, or any other type of personal injury lawsuit.
Value Of My Case
Dental damage after a car accident is rather common. If you are rear ended or t-boned it is likely that some type of dental damage can occur. Particularly if you have anything in your mouth i.e. pen or ice cubes. Regardless of mechanism or the cause of the injury, it is important to make sure you get recovery for such injuries. Often times untreated dental damage can result in abscess growth around your mouth causing premature dental decay. It is important to understand case value in order to avoid getting or accepting a lowball offer after a car accident. If you were injured read the following information to have a better understanding of your case and its potential value.
Dental damage refers to any type of oral injury suffered to your teeth or mouth after an accident. This is common in many car accidents. In fact a significant amount of car accident claims result in some type of dental damage. Some are very minor, while others can be extensive. When you have broken or cracked teeth oral surgery can be required to correct it. Failure to treat these types of infections can cause infection and serious amounts of damage to your mouth. Injuries can also arise when you bite down on your tongue or lip. These types of injuries are all compensable claims which will permit you to recover and claim damages for your injuries.
How do you place a value of broken or damaged teeth? Here are three factors we look at when evaluating dental damage
1. Where in the mouth did the damage occur? Is it the front teeth or back molars? Remember, visible has a greater value then non-visible injuries.
2. Is the damage correctable? Can your dentist repair the damage? Or is it so intrusive or damaged that it requires replacement.
3. How much is the cost of repair? Implants can be expensive. In other cases you may need entire reconstructive surgery. Some injuries with require long term treatment and can impact other areas of your mouth as well.
These are all important elements to consider for the value of your case.
Dental damage can be upwards of $50,000 for your injuries depending on the extent of damage. Make sure that you have the proper experts review the damage to in order to understand the long term care element of your claim.
Recovering After Injuries
It is also important to focus on your recovery. While some dental damage can be repaired if treated correctly, other injuries are bit more serious. If the teeth was broken below the gum line it can be difficult or impossible to repair. As a result it will be required that your dentist pull the tooth in order to avoid the development or spread of an abscess. In other cases dental damage can occur if the airbag deploys in your face, which can result in cracked or broken teeth. Or if the seat belts fail you can find yourself with damaged teeth from a steering wheel.
Recovering after damaging your “grill” can be time consuming and costly. Considering the cost of going to a dentist and having a bridge, implant or extraction can run you over $4,000 per tooth. Regardless of your situation discuss whether your attorney has a network of providers who are willing to work on medical lien. Make sure you get the proper type of care you need in order to prevent additional injuries from occurring. Make sure you seek proper medical attention to correct any medical conditions.
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