After a car accident, you might hit your mouth and this might cause serious damage to your teeth. If this happens, your injuries might not be life-threatening, but they can be very debilitating. Even if the function of your teeth is not compromised, you may be embarrassed by how your smile looks afterward. As a result, you have the right to compensation if your teeth are damaged in an accident.

Recovering from a Dental Injury

When you suffer a dental injury, this means that you have injured your teeth or the structures that support them. A dentist might be able to restore your teeth, but it will require surgery, reconstruction, and you may need to have some of your teeth replaced.

There are various damages that you might be entitled to compensation for after a dental injury. You may be entitled to compensation for any dental work that you will need. There are other particular circumstances where you may be entitled to additional compensation such as if you were a model and can no longer do modeling work because of your injuries.

Dental injuries in some ways can be permanent. For example, while you may be able to replace a lost tooth with a dental implant, it will never be the same as your original tooth. You may also experience pain and suffering as a result of the accident and may suffer through the inconvenience of having damaged teeth. Therefore, you will need to seek compensation for your damaged teeth.

Reaching a Settlement with the Auto Insurance Provider

You won't want to rush when negotiating a settlement. The initial settlement offer that will be made by the insurance provider of the other driver will likely be much lower than you would be entitled to. Instead, you will want to wait until you have recovered somewhat and will have an estimate for how much it will cost to repair your teeth.

A personal injury lawyer will be able to help you determine the full extent of your damages. Then, they will begin the process of negotiating a settlement with the insurance provider on your behalf. 

The lawyer will begin by making the highest offer possible. Then, the insurance provider will likely make a lower offer. Both your lawyer and the insurance provider will keep negotiating back and forth until you are able to reach a reasonable settlement. You will have the final say regarding whether the settlement offer is accepted.

For more information, reach out to a company such as Cardone Law Firm.