What if You Damaged Your Teeth or Jaws in a Slip and Fall

If your teeth or jaws are damaged in a slip and fall, seek emergency medical care. Take photographs of the injury before and after treatment. Talk to a lawyer in Greenville who handles slip and fall accidents involving dental damage by calling Jordan Law Center at 864-808-1810.

Teeth and Jaw Damage from Slip and Fall Accidents

More than 5 million people have a tooth knocked out each year. Many of these injuries are the result of slip and fall accidents, which can seriously injure the teeth or jaws in many ways.

If you have suffered a dental injury because of a slip and fall accident, you may have a personal injury claim. Dental injuries, including harm to the teeth and jaws, may qualify you to claim compensation. A lawyer may represent you in a legal claim.

Types of teeth and jaw damage in slip and falls

Examples of teeth and jaw injuries in slip and fall accidents include:

  • Teeth knocked out: Fully knocked out of the mouth
  • Broken teeth: Cracked without dislocation
  • Concussion, subluxation: Damage to the structures around the teeth
  • Intrusive luxation: Where the tooth is pushed up into the socket
  • Abscess: Tooth infection, a complication from trauma
  • Avulsion, displaced tooth: Complete dislodging from the tooth socket
  • Root fracture: Threatening the health of the tooth
  • Jaw fracture or dislocation: When the jaw moves from its normal position

Facial trauma may cause significant complications, including pain, infection, bleeding, nasal blockage, vision difficulties, trouble eating, nervous system abnormalities, weakness, and disfigurement.

What happens if you fall and hit your teeth?

If you fall and hit your teeth, you may suffer a cracked, chipped, or loose tooth. A tooth may be completely knocked out. Even without visible signs of injury, you may have nerve damage.

What should you do if you damage your teeth or jaws in a slip and fall?

If you damage your teeth or jaws in a slip and fall, seek emergency dental care as soon as possible. If you can see a dentist within 30 minutes, you may save the tooth. If the tooth is completely knocked out, handle it by the crown and not the root. Put it back in its socket, if you can, and seek immediate professional dental care.

Tooth Damage from a Fall

When you think of a slip and fall, you may think of broken bones or a concussion. However, tooth and jaw damage are common injuries from slip and fall accidents. If you sustain tooth damage from a slip and fall, it may be the basis of compensation.

You must bring a case and prove your right to compensation. Medical evidence may include examination from a medical professional, X-rays, imaging, and professional testimony regarding your prognosis.

Proving Your Case for Personal Injury With Tooth or Jaw Damage

To prove your case for personal injury with tooth or jaw damage, you must prove:

  1. The injury was legally someone else’s fault: Slip and fall compensation is based on negligence or more serious misconduct. A property owner may have liability because of a slippery surface, spilled substances, falling objects, electrical malfunction, and other hazards.
  2. You sustained an injury: An injury occurs. You suffer tooth and jaw damage or another injury in a slip and fall accident.
  3. The injury was the result of the accident: Injuries occur because of the accident. The legal term is causation.
  4. There are damages that you deserve: You must prove the damages that you are seeking in the case, including financial losses and non-financial damages.

When injuries are serious enough to seek medical care, you may benefit from bringing a personal injury claim for teeth broken in a slip and fall accident.

As your lawyer for a slip and fall accident involving teeth or jaw injuries, we build the evidence to prove your claim. Our team investigates, uses legal procedures to gather evidence, and advocates for the financial compensation you deserve.

What compensation can I receive for tooth or jaw damage?

If you suffer tooth or jaw damage, the compensation that you receive may include:

  • Emergency medical care
  • Restorative dental services
  • Long-term dental care expenses
  • Cost of surgery
  • Medical supplies, including pain medication
  • Compensation for the fact that you lost one or more teeth
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement compensation
  • Mental and emotional anguish

A dental emergency can be physically, mentally, and emotionally traumatic. You may have significant financial expenses. Despite medical treatment, you may have permanent physical injury and disfigurement. These are all ways that you may have suffered following dental trauma from a slip and fall, and these damages may be included in a claim for compensation.

Experienced Legal Representation, Results for Our Clients

At Jordan Law Center, you can have an experienced trial lawyer representing you in your case. Getting fair compensation means relentless representation, and going to trial if it’s necessary to achieve justice.

Attorney William Ashley Jordan, III has significant litigation experience and resolves cases by trial and settlement. We won’t suggest that you settle your case unless it truly represents the damages that you deserve. We’re prepared to advocate for justice for you, inside and outside of the courtroom.

Free Consultations – Talk to a Lawyer at Jordan Law Center

If you have suffered tooth or jaw injury because of a slip and fall, talk to a lawyer about your situation.

You may qualify for a slip and fall lawsuit because of damaged teeth. Jordan Law Center represents victims in claims for compensation. For a free consultation to see if you may deserve financial compensation for teeth or jaw damage in a slip and fall, please call 864-808-1810 or contact our offices.

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