When you think of West Palm Beach accident injuries, you probably think of whiplash, concussions, and broken bones. You may not think of broken teeth or other dental injuries. Yet these are among the most common car accident injuries.
Tooth injuries often occur when the face hits the steering wheel or the interior of the vehicle during a West Palm Beach car crash. They can also be the result of a jolt to the body, like the sudden change in acceleration that causes whiplash. Common dental injuries sustained in Florida car accidents include:
- Avulsed or lost teeth
- Luxated or loosened teeth
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Gum injuries
- Fractured jaw
- Split or severed tongue
- Nerve damage
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) injuries
- Facial deformities
If you have suffered a facial or dental injury after a West Palm Beach auto accident, you may think that your teeth can wait. However, it is important that you see a dentist right away. Your injury won't get better without treatment. If you wait too long, the insurance company may deny your claim. Changes in Florida personal injury protection law require that car accident victims seek medical treatment within 14 days of their accident.
When you visit your dentist, tell him about the accident and any other injuries you sustained. It's very important that he know about the medications you are taking and any injury to the head, face, and neck. Follow your dentist's treatment plan.
If you've been to the dentist lately, you know that dental care is expensive. A simple filling can cost $50 to $250. Replacing a broken tooth can cost over $1000. If you have a mouthful of dental injuries, you may be looking at several thousand dollars in dental bills.
Worried about the cost of dental treatment after a car crash? Contact a West Palm Beach accident attorney. He'll be able to tell you how much of your treatment will be covered by your car insurance. If the insurance company refuses to pay, he'll be able to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Learn more about your rights after a West Palm Beach car crash. Request a free copy of The Florida Accident Workbook: Tools, Tips & Tactics to Resolve Your Injury Claim. If you have questions or would like to schedule a free consultation, contact David Glatthorn at 866-413-5525.