Losing or breaking a tooth can be a stressful – not to mention painful – experience. However, if your teeth are damaged due to someone else's carelessness, you're probably also wondering whether you can claim compensation. Luckily, it might be possible to make a personal injury claim for such damage – here's what you should know.
Common Tooth Injuries
Tooth injuries range in severity, but they include:
- broken tooth
- chipped tooth
- cracked filling
- tooth fracture
- tooth loss
Proving a Tooth Damage Claim
We need to prove, among other things, that the defendant owed you a duty of care, they behaved negligently towards you, and you suffered tooth damage as a result. This means providing evidence such as:
- dental x-rays
- medical/dental records
Tooth damage may form part of a wider claim if you sustain other injuries, or it could be its own claim.
Valuing a Tooth Damage Claim
The value all depends on factors such as:
- the extent of the damage;
- whether the damage interferes with your ability to eat;
- the pain and suffering you experienced;
- emotional distress caused by the injury; and
- any permanent disfigurement, impairment, and/or sensory loss.
For an accurate valuation, you need an experienced attorney who can estimate what your claim is worth – contact me for a free case evaluation.
How an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney in Connecticut Can Help
Tooth damage after a fall or crash can cause significant pain and emotional distress. As a personal injury attorney, I'm passionate about helping clients through the claims process and fighting to get them the compensation they deserve.
No matter the type of tooth damage you've sustained, I want to help. Please watch this video if you want to learn more about me and the services I provide, or contact me online or at (203) 339-5991 for a free case evaluation.