Potential Damages for Tooth Injuries After a Car Crash

Like with any other type of injury, you have a legal right to seek compensation for dental treatment if your accident was caused by negligent behavior. Victims in Virginia vehicle collisions have required dental work such as: 

  • Bonding
  • Crowns
  • Enamel shaping
  • Extractions
  • Fillings
  • Implants
  • Root canals
  • Veneers

With the help of an attorney, you can hold the at-fault driver responsible for covering those medical costs, loss of wages for the time recovering while you couldn’t work, and potentially the emotional trauma and embarrassment that can come from a disfiguring injury. 

Dental injuries may also involve long-term gum tenderness and pain, as well as issues like difficulty eating or talking. Working with a skilled personal injury lawyer helps ensure any settlement or court judgment covers those impacts to your life and costs you may incur if additional surgeries or treatments are needed.

An Attorney Protects Your Legal Rights After a Collision

No matter how mild your dental injury appears right after the accident, receiving medical attention quickly is paramount to recovering damages. If you sustain a blow to your mouth in a collision, be sure to see a doctor at the ER and then a dentist. 

You need a medical professional to check for other potential wounds like a traumatic brain injury, but there’s another crucial reason to get a checkup after an accident. A hospital visit initiates the process of documenting your injuries. Your attorney can then use those medical records to prove the dental injury was caused by the negligent driver responsible for the crash.

Besides investigating the accident and gathering evidence, it is important to allow your attorney to handle communications with your insurance provider after a dental injury. Don’t provide a recorded statement to the insurance adjuster or agree to release all of your medical records immediately after the crash. 

A skilled lawyer will help you avoid these all-too-common tactics from insurers that can result in a reduced or completely denied claim. Finally, a lawyer can help by finding additional sources of compensation, which may involve bringing a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent driver or other parties responsible for the accident. 


Kevin W. Mottley
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Richmond, VA trial lawyer dedicated to handling brain injuries, car accidents and other serious injury claims