TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) Injuries

TMJ Injury Lawyer

The temporomandibular joints connect the skull and the jawbone. These are very critical joints as they facilitate activities such as talking, swallowing, and chewing. As such, TMJ injuries should not be taken lightly.

If you are involved in an accident and the temporomandibular joints have been affected, you need to seek compensation for the damages. When the cause of the injury is someone else’s carelessness, recklessness, or negligence, such parties need to be held responsible.

Generally, the law requires everyone to act with ordinary care and be prudent in all situations. When TMJ injuries occur, you should seek immediate medical attention. It would be the responsibility of your lawyer to file a negligence claim. One of the key requirements is to have a report prepared by a doctor to verify the extent of the injury and the impact it will have on your future life.

Besides car accidents, temporomandibular joint injuries can also be the result of pedestrian injuries. Whatever the cause, you can trust our lawyers to help you file a personal injury claim. We are a team of experienced lawyers serving the residents of Calgary and surrounding areas with legal representation for personal injury matters.

What is a TMJ Injury?

It’s well known that car accidents cause whiplash. What most people are unaware of is that the same “whipping” motion that happens during the accident can also cause TMJ injuries. The whipping motion of the neck and head often causes the jawbone to become misaligned.  This injury can happen almost immediately after an accident and often goes undiagnosed.

Symptoms include:
– pain in jaw when chewing,
– tiredness in jaw,
– not being able to open your mouth as wide as you used to,
– a “popping” or “clicking” in the jaw when opening your mouth,
– headaches,
– and sometimes tinnitus or ringing in the ears.

TMJ can be debilitating and often goes undiagnosed or untreated as doctors, physiotherapists, chiropractors, masseuse often do not ask about this, and most people don’t tie these symptoms to the car accident.  It is very important for a TMJ claim to have it diagnosed and treated early.

Treatment for TMJ

Treatment for TMJ is typically done by a dentist who specializes in treating TMJ.

Your section B should be paying for this treatment, but as its expensive, the insurance company typically drags their feet or outright refuses to cover treatment.

Our office works with you and the treating dentist to get a treatment plan approved by your section B adjuster to make sure you get the treatment you need, which typically most people cannot afford on their own. 

TMJ Injury Compensation

Once it has been established that the defendant breached their duty to accord you proper care, you can recover your damages. Our litigation and personal injury lawyers will work on your behalf to show that there was careless behaviour by the other party.

There are a number of issues that may need to be compensated for, like loss of wages, pain and suffering, and medical bills. Our experienced lawyers will factor in all these damages and will ensure that you are fully compensated. When pursuing your settlement, we will consider all economic and non-economic damages. Contact us today so we can assess your personal injury claim.

Contact us and we will review your case to establish the amount of compensation that you are entitled to. We have been in the personal injury law field for over two decades. Our extensive experience helps us win cases for our clients.

Book Your Free Consultation Now!

At Szakacs Law you will find lawyers who have our clients’ interests at heart. We will assist you and ensure that your temporomandibular joint injuries are fully compensated for. Get in touch with us to set up a free consultation appointment. All of our lawyers are highly trained and ready to get you a full and fair settlement. Contact us to find out more.

For more information and a free consultation, call (403) 874-5409 or contact us online.

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