Serious and even fatal accidents happen in the Houston area every day. You can suffer a terrible injury after a collision that was caused through no fault of your own. Understandably, many people are concerned about joint or organ damage that can limit their mobility and ability to perform tasks that were once routine. However, many accidents cause long-lasting or permanent damage to a victim’s face. Facial trauma and dental injuries can be painful and take a long time to heal. Furthermore, permanent scars or deformities can make your life very difficult. A Houston serious injury lawyer will be able to understand how facial trauma will affect your life, and how to seek the damages that you deserve.
Facial Damage That Can Result from Accidents
Facial trauma is common in car accidents, but such harm can also occur in work accidents, slip and falls, and sports or recreational incidents. While your facial injuries may not be life-threatening, it’s important to take all of your injuries seriously.
Common facial injuries in Houston personal injury cases include:
- Broken bones – An accident can result in a break to one or several of the bones in your face. Breaks can make it very difficult to do routine things such as speak, eat, or even breathe.
- Scarring – Scars on your face will change your appearance and act as a daily reminder of your accident. You have a right to seek damages for scars, since they could impact your quality of life.
- Burns – Accident can cause explosions or fires, and you could suffer burns on your face or neck. These injuries can be incredibly painful, and could leave permanent scars.
- Nose damage – Your nose is made of cartilage, and it cannot heal as well as a broken bone. A damaged nose can make it difficult for you to breathe, as well as greatly impact the structure of your face.
- Eye damage – Eyes are very sensitive, and they can often be scratched or punctured in a terrible accident. In addition to pain, a damaged eye may never fully recover, or it can result in blindness.
Understanding Dental Injuries
Accidents often result in projectiles striking a victim’s mouth, or a victim hitting their mouth as they fall. Dental injuries can be extremely painful, and they’re often very difficult to treat. Damage to your teeth can require numerous visits to a dentist or oral surgeon. These serious injuries can take over your life, and it can be difficult to live through the pain and limited use of your mouth.
Common dental injuries that we have seen include:
- Fractured teeth – A chipped or fractured tooth can be very painful, and it will get worse if not properly treated. Serious breaks can result in infections.
- Dislodged teeth – A tooth that is pushed or twisted can become stuck in its unnatural position. This can be very painful, and result in the loss of the tooth over time.
- Root damage – A fractured root may not be curable, and it can result in the need for an artificial tooth.
- Lost tooth – Teeth are sometimes knocked out immediately upon impact in an accident. Known as an avulsed tooth, this can cause terrible damage to the gums and jaw, and it will likely require an artificial tooth.
How Can a Houston Personal Injury Lawyer Help?
After an accident causes facial trauma or dental injuries, your lawyer can help you recover damages for the following:
- Doctors’ visits and surgeries
- Cosmetic repairs
- Eye replacement
- Tooth repairs or replacement
- Medication for pain or to prevent infections
- Physical pain
- Mental anguish
Contact Our Houston Serious Injury Attorneys Today
Traffic collisions, workplace accidents, and even acts of violence are common causes of harm to victims in Houston. Injuries that you sustain can be very painful, and it may be a difficult and long recovery ahead. Do not delay in contacting a skilled personal injury lawyer if you suffered facial trauma or dental injuries through no fault of your own. Your case can become very complex, and the insurance companies involved may not be interested in paying you sufficient damages for the injuries you suffered. Your lawyer must understand how to investigate your accident, and determine the true extent of the harm done. Given Texas’ two-year statute of limitations for personal injury cases, it’s important that you contact a knowledgeable lawyer from The Krist Law Firm, P.C. as soon as possible.