Bringing A Claim For Car Accident Dental Damage
Car accidents are traumatic and damaging enough, without having to sustain a painful and visible dental injury. Dental trauma can be embarrassing, excruciating, and may even keep you from being able to eat or work. If your dental trauma was caused by another driver’s negligence, you may find this even harder to accept. Adding to the frustration, is the prohibitively high cost of dental work. Broken teeth caused by a car accident may cost tens of thousands of dollars to repair. This is an expense that most people are not prepared to assume. For this reason, the only way that most people are able to recover and get the care that they need is by bringing a personal injury lawsuit against the driver responsible for causing the accident.
When Can I Sue for Dental Damage?
Just because you suffered dental damage in a car accident does not necessarily give rise to a claim. Rather, you must not have been responsible for causing the accident. Another party must have negligently caused the accident and your injury. In order to successfully bring a claim, you must be able to show that another driver was negligent in causing the accident, perhaps by speeding or driving under the influence of alcohol. The driver responsible for causing the accident is the liable driver, and they may be held financially accountable for all costs related to your dental injuries. If you suffered a dental injury, such as a broken tooth, due to a car accident, and you want to know whether you have a legal claim, it is a good idea to reach out to an experienced Florida personal injury attorney to schedule a consultation so that they can provide you with personalized feedback.
How Much is a Dental Damage Claim Worth?
If you have suffered a broken tooth or other dental injuries in a car accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you can recover compensation for the full amount of your injuries, as well as for any pain and suffering caused as a result of the injury. Your damages award will cover the cost of repairing your tooth, along with reimbursement for any costs incurred as a result of the dental injuries, such as dental work, appointments, surgeries, and transportation to and from appointments. The amount of pain and suffering damages that you are entitled to depends on how bad your injury is and how fixable it is. Your pain and suffering damages will be calculated based on your total amount of economic damages as compared to the severity and permanence of your dental damage.
Contact Leifer & Ramirez Today to Schedule a Consultation
If you have suffered serious dental damage, the experienced car accident attorneys at our office will fight to get you the settlement that you need to get the treatment that you need to move forward in your life with confidence. Contact Leifer & Ramirez today to schedule a consultation. We serve clients in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, and communities throughout Florida.