Average Value of Broken Tooth Injury Case

Dental damage can cause not only pain and suffering, but also financial damage for those looking to replace, and treat their broken teeth. Whether caused by a car accident or by a slip and fall accident at a restaurant, if your dental damage came about as a result of the negligence or misconduct of another you have every right to file a broken tooth lawsuit against the party responsible for the damages. However, many potential broken tooth claim clients are often curious about the settlement value of their case. Thankfully this article hopes to address that. At Normandie Law Firm, one of the top legal groups in Southern California, our expert attorneys with experience in broken tooth injury cases can guide you through the often complicated process of building your case, filing your claim, and collecting the compensation owed to you for your chipped or broken tooth. If you have any questions after reading this article, please feel free to contact our law offices for a free consultation from one of our top-rated legal associates.

Broken Teeth and other Dental Injuries
More often than not traumatic dental injuries such as cracked teeth, broken teeth, or chipped teeth, are caused as a result of a car accident or sports injuries. Chipped teeth injuries make up the largest number of dental injuries, as it is less common to dislodge your tooth or have it knocked out completely. However, in severe accidents, the breaking or loss of a tooth is possible. Treatment of a damaged tooth will depend on the type, location, and severity of each injury. However, regardless of the factors that play into your tooth injury, it is recommended that you immediately have your injury examined by a dentist or an endodontist. In some instances, your neighboring teeth may suffer an additional, unnoticed injury that can only be detected through a thorough dental exam. Some of the commonly occurring dental injuries are listed as follows:

  • Cracked Teeth: Typically caused by habits like teeth grinding, clenching, and chewing on hard objects, cracked teeth can inflict erratic pain from chewing and temperature.
  • Chipped, Fractured, and Broken Teeth: In most cases, minor chips or fractures don’t require immediate care, however, they should still be treated as to avoid sharp edges that could cut soft oral tissue like the tongue or lips.
  • Dislodged Teeth: Sometimes a dental injury can cause a tooth to be pushed to one side, or out of its socket. If this is the case, it is crucial that you seek a dentist as soon as possible. Sometimes a root canal is needed to treat the injury.
  • Knocked Out Teeth: In the event that you have a tooth knocked out completely, it is highly recommended that you seek medical or dental care immediately. Sometimes it is possible to put the tooth back in its socket, so the less time that the tooth is out the higher the odds that it can be reinserted.

Regardless of the type of tooth injury you have received, if the injury were caused as a result of the negligence or misconduct of another party you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the party responsible for the damages. However, when pursuing a broken tooth personal injury lawsuit, it is in your best interest to seek the representation of an experienced attorney.

You & Your Case
Clients who come into our law firm asking for the value of their case they often already have an attorney they are not presently satisfied with. We still treat these clients like any other and are more than willing to satisfy any of the legal assistance needs they may have. Some of the common questions these clients ask are listed follows:

  • How much is a broken tooth lawsuit worth?
  • What is the average value of a broken tooth case?
  • What is the average payout of a broken tooth injury claim?

Typically, we can answer these questions and questions like them individually through a thorough examination of a client’s particular case. However, it is incredibly challenging to generalize an average value of a broken tooth case. Determining the value of a broken tooth case or broken tooth settlement depends on the number of factors that make up your particular case, as well as the damages that were endured. For instance, a case involving cracked front teeth as a result of a sports incident is going to earn far less in settlement payout than a broken tooth case caused by a car accident. This lack of approximation also applies to case averages, as there is no telling whether the average will apply to your particular case. However, that is not to say that finding the case value, or average settlement value, is impossible. The best way to determine a rough estimate of a case value or settlement is to calculate the compensable damages that make up your case. These compensable damages fit into three separate categories: economic damages, noneconomic damages, and punitive damages.

Economic damages usually make up the bulk of a cases’ worth as they are made up of specific monetary damages that have a definable amount. Some of these common economic damages are as follows:

  • Past & Future Medical Expenses: These are the costs that a victim must endure for the hospitalization of the initial injury and any further treatment needed in the future because of this injury. These expenses often make up a significant portion of a settlement value.
  • Loss of Income: These compensatory damages meant to reimburse the victim for any wages lost from the injuries. This amount can be determined through a thorough examination of the victim’s salary history and often includes sick and vacation time.
  • Loss of Potential Income: Sometimes injuries can be so severe that the victim may lose the ability to perform at the same level they had before their injuries. To determine this amount, a complicated formula is used that involves the examination of the victim’s projected earnings and the impact that the damages may have had on the victim’s ability to find and perform future work.

Noneconomic damages are, in most cases, difficult to place an accurate monetary value upon as they do not carry any definable monetary weight. However, the best way to determine the level of noneconomic damages in your case is to seek consultation with a legal representative. Some common forms of noneconomic damages are bulleted below:

  • Pain and suffering: This damage is compensated to a victim based on the pain and suffering they endured from their injuries. This amount is often calculated by the use of a pain multiplier that has the victim identify their level of pain on a scale of one to ten.
  • Emotional Distress: This form of compensation is offered to victims that have experienced any emotional trauma suffered due to the injuries. The compensable amount of emotional distress often varies from state to state.
  • Loss of Consortium: Loss of consortium is often added to the value of your case when the injuries are so severe that the victim’s loved ones are deprived of a normal loving relationship and companionship

Last, but far from least, are the punitive damages that could be added to the value of your case. Punitive damages are often fought for as a way to punish the defendant for their prior actions and as a way to deter them from engaging in similar actions in the future. In most cases, seeking punitive damages can be pretty challenging, and a lesser attorney will often settle a case without seeking punitive damages for this exact reason. However, at Normandie Law Firm, our accomplished attorneys with experience handling broken tooth claims are committed to ensuring that all of our clients receive all of the compensation that they demand, punitive damages included.

About Normandie Law Firm
Having a skilled attorney with expertise in broken tooth injury cases on your side can make the difference between filing a successful claim for compensation and having your lawsuit dismissed from court entirely. At Normandie Law Firm, our experienced lawyers are committed to making sure our clients receive all the resources necessary to pursue a successful suit. Our attorneys practice in San Diego, Orange County, Riverside, Bakersfield, San Francisco, Fresno, Sacramento and throughout the state of California.

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Some attorneys are lazy and will sign you up to their firm but will disappear once your name is on the paper as they are busy signing up more cases. In these instances, their business is based more on volume and will attempt to sign up as many cases as possible. In turn, they will spend less time on cases resulting in severely reduced settlements. Our firm will not treat you like a number. We will be in communication with you throughout our lawsuit and will treat you like family. So if you already have an attorney don’t worry, we’ll give you a second review of your case 100% free of charge. Call us today to speak with a lawyer experienced in broken tooth cases.

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If you contact our top law offices today, we can walk you through the complicated process of filing your claim completely free of charge. As a show this commitment to you and your case we offer our clients the benefits of a zero fee guarantee policy. Under our zero fee policy, all clients don’t pay for our services until their case is won. If you feel in need of a second opinion, second opinion case reviews are also free under this policy. Please, feel free to give us a call, and we can guide you down the path of receiving proper compensation for your damages. A qualified attorney who has experience in broken tooth cases will be able to take your call.


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