Personal Injury Attorney for Broken Teeth
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A dental injury is not only painful, it’s expensive and usually requires multiple trips to a dentist. If your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, carelessness, or malice, you have every right to expect full compensation for your injuries—and possibly a punitive award, too.
Whether you slipped on a store’s wet floor and chipped a tooth when you hit the ground or were punched in the mouth by an attacker, you’re going to need a personal injury attorney to file a lawsuit against the person(s) responsible.
How To Get A Settlement For A Broken Or Chipped Tooth
Record & preserve evidence of your broken tooth
Evidence is the most important aspect of determining liability. The other party’s insurance and legal team will do whatever they can to prove your fault.
Seek medical attention
Get medical treatment, even if you don't think your chipped tooth is serious.
Hire a personal injury lawyer
The other party’s insurance team will try to pay as little as possible. Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney like Steve Caya will help ensure no stone is left unturned to get you the settlement you deserve.
Document your expenses
Compile a complete list of financial damages from your chipped tooth to help your attorney determine the settlement you deserve.
Do not talk to the other party’s insurance company
It is in the best interest of insurance companies to put the fault on the victim. Your words could be used against you. Leave any contact with them to your experienced attorney.
Types of cracked teeth
While a broken tooth is obvious, a cracked tooth may not always be readily apparent. If you’ve had an accident with trauma to your mouth, it’s a good idea to have a dentist check your teeth.
- Fractured cusp. When a piece of the chewing surface of a tooth is broken off, it’s called a fractured cusp. This usually isn’t too painful, but it is noticeable and the rough surface of the broken tooth can irritate your tongue.
- Cracked tooth. There’s a visible crack line extending from the chewing surface toward the root of the tooth. If left untreated, the crack will get worse and you will end up having to get a root canal/an implant.
- Split tooth. A cracked tooth that’s been neglected usually becomes a split tooth. The crack has distinct segments that can be separated. At this point, the tooth cannot be saved and you’ll need to have it pulled and get an implant.
- Vertical root fracture. Cracks extend from the root of the tooth toward the chewing surface. There are often only subtle signs and symptoms, and may only become apparent when surrounding bone and gum become infected.
Experienced dental trauma injury lawyer for Southeast Wisconsin
Although based in Janesville, Attorney Steve Caya represents accident victims of all types throughout the state of Wisconsin. He works with medical experts to build a strong case for compensation that will restore your broken bones injury in the best way possible. His no win, no fee policy ensures you don’t owe him a thing if he doesn’t win your case.
Accidents that result in broken or chipped teeth:
Depending on the severity of damage to the tooth and the event, you may be able to file a personal injury claim for a chipped tooth. To ensure you get the most out of your case, you need an experienced personal injury trial attorney to file a lawsuit against those responsible.
There is no average settlement size for teeth. The size of a settlement for broken or damaged teeth can vary drastically depending on a number of factors, like the type of accident responsible, the severity of the damage or the cost to fix it.