The dentist’s office might not be everyone’s favorite place to while away the hours, but we all need dental care from time to time. Usually, treatment is minor and mostly preventative in nature. But we may sometimes need more major dental intervention, such as emergency dental treatment due to a dental injury.
If you have broken a tooth or suffered any other kind of dental injury as a result of another party’s negligence, you may well have a personal injury case. We recommend speaking to one of our dental injury lawyers to establish how we can best support you in getting the compensation you need to cover your dental bills and other expenses.
Whether your dental injury was caused by a slip and fall, a car accident or even dental malpractice, there is no argument that treatment for a dental injury can be very costly. But this is just one reason you may want to pursue a personal injury case. Dental injuries can also have a huge impact on everyday life. After all, it’s much easier to rest a broken leg than to avoid using your mouth for any length of time. Anyone that has experienced severe toothache knows how quickly a diet of soup and smoothies can get boring, but complications can be much more serious than a monotonous menu. These may include infection, headaches and even nerve damage. Even when there are no serious complications, injuries to the teeth and mouth can also be particularly painful, so there is a considerable level of pain and suffering in these cases. This is another aspect of your personal injury for which you can claim compensation.
Aside from the pain, dental injuries are often incredibly inconvenient. You may have to cancel long-awaited plans, rearrange your life around dentist appointments or even take an extended period of time off work if you are unable to speak clearly or concentrate through pain. This can be devastating at a personal level, but also very expensive. Non-refundable hotels and flights, coupled with unpaid vacation from work, can really add up.
At Scranton Law in California, we believe it’s unfair for you to go through so much pain and suffering because of an accident that wasn’t your fault. Our aim is to advocate for you and achieve the best settlement for your case so that you don’t have to worry about costly dental treatment and other indirect consequences. Get in touch with our team today to discuss your dental injury or take our free quiz to work out if you have a case.