In a car crash, a seat-belt restrained body may still jostle around violently under the extreme forces of the collision. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, an airbag can fail to deploy or the motorist’s face can smash against the side of the vehicle. Even in lower speed accidents, this sort of trauma to the face may result in serious injuries to the teeth, jaw, or even the tongue.
Contact the Rhinelander auto accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 for a free consultation regarding your legal rights as an accident victim.
Damage to the Mouth
An injury to the mouth can have serious consequences for the injured individual. Damages often require substantial dental work to replace or repair the teeth, which leaves the injured individual with a permanent change to his or her appearance. Additionally, injuries to the jaw or tongue can make speaking or eating difficult until treatment is completed. Consider the following possible injuries:
- Chipped teeth
- Lost teeth
- Partially severed tongue
- Fractured jaw
- Temporomandibular joint injuries
Although some of the treatments associated with these injuries may be covered under health insurance, many individuals go without a sufficient dental plan. In cases of multiple teeth being damaged or lost, the out-of-pocket expense can prove a significant burden. This is especially true if the injured individual must couple these direct expenses with medical bills from other injuries.
Unlike injuries such as broken bones, tooth damage is a permanent problem that will stay with a person for the remainder of his or her life. If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident due to another driver’s negligence, you may have grounds for legal action. To discuss your options with a legal advisor today, contact the Rhinelander car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874.