Broken Jaw Injury

Elite Buffalo, New York Broken Jaw Injury Attorneys

Contact Jed Dietrich, Esq., Distinguished as a New York Super Lawyer, and His Team of Aggressive, Tenacious, and Hardworking Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., Recognized as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Personal Injury Law Firm, if You Have Suffered a Broken Jaw Injury in Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; Rochester, New York or Throughout New York State.

Mandible Bone InjuerieThe lower jaw bone, or mandible, is a bone that forms the lower portion of the skull and holds the teeth in place. Along with the upper jaw, known as the maxilla, the low jaw bone forms the mouth structure. Broken jaws are much more prevalent than most people may think. The second most commonly broken bone in the face, after only the nose, is the lower jaw. Broken jaw injuries most often happen to the mandible and are also referred to as mandibular fractures. Regretfully, broken jawbones can have an immense impact on a victim’s life. Short-term, these injuries can greatly restrict the ability to talk, eat, drink, and even breathe. Jaw injuries can cause severe, life-long health effects, such as facial disfigurement, limitation of jaw bone movement, and chronic pain.

If you, or a loved one, have suffered a broken jaw due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness, you may be eligible for monetary compensation. Victims may be forced to cope with exorbitant medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and decreased quality of life. Pursuing a personal injury claim against the responsible party may be one of the most important things you do. Just because someone is an attorney does not mean that they are qualified to handle your case. Victims need the best personal injury attorney in Western New York fighting in their corner.

Since 1999, Jed Dietrich, Esq., a proud member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, has exclusively handled severe personal injury cases. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has battled to obtain over $175 Million in verdicts and settlements for victims who were injured in Buffalo, New York, and beyond. While no amount of money can erase the damage caused by your injury, compensation can help reduce your financial burdens and pay you for your damages. Our honorable commitment to exceeding your expectations and delivering an exceptional outcome is what sets us apart from the competition. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s seasoned team offers complimentary lawsuit evaluations and consultations. We would be pleased to speak with you about your broken jaw injury. Our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 716-839-3939, or by filling out the online consultation form

What are The Main Causes of Broken Mandibles?

Roughly 70% of all auto accidents result in some kind of facial injury. Broken jaws are generally caused by trauma to the head or face. Males are three times more likely to suffer broken jaws than females. Types of incidents that cause jawbone fractures frequently include:

  1. Sports-related injuries;
  2. Physical assaults or fights;
  3. Car crashes;
  4. Motorcycle accidents;
  5. Slip and falls;
  6. Dental negligence;
  7. Workplace accidents; and
  8. Nursing home neglect or abuse.



Common Signs of a Broken Jaw

After a broken jaw injury, the symptoms are usually extremely apparent. Victims will normally convey their severe pain and suffering. Needless to say, it is helpful to be aware of the symptoms, especially if the victim is unconscious. The main symptoms of a broken jaw are as follows:

  1. Limited ability to open the mouth or move the jaw;
  2. Bruising or numbness of the face and gums;
  3. Swelling or puffiness around the face;
  4. Bleeding in the mouth;
  5. An irregular, lumpy appearance of the jaw;
  6. Throbbing pain in the jaw;
  7. Lack of feeling in the jaw;
  8. Tenderness of the jaw;
  9. Obstructed airways; and
  10. Misaligned, damaged, or loose teeth.

Broken Jaw DiagnosisA broken jaw diagnosis can be made after a thorough assessment of the inside of the mouth and outside bone structure. X-rays are usually taken to confirm the diagnosis. If the jaw suffered a break, the jaw bone would be realigned and set with metal plates and screws or wired together. If any teeth were damaged or knocked out, further treatment from a dentist might be necessary. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s battle-tested team has helped numerous victims and their families seek justice after being injured. Our leading team possesses the knowledge and expertise necessary to investigate your case and obtain the highest possible recovery for your damages.

Types of Jaw Fractures

Broken jaws are typically characterized by the location of the fracture. The 4 known types of broken jaw injuries include:

  1. Greenstick: Happens when the bone gets cracked but does not completely break.
  2. Simple: This is also referred to as a closed fracture. Although the bone breaks, it does not protrude through the skin.
  3. Compound: Commonly called an open fracture, occurs when the bone protrudes through the skin.
  4. Commuted: Occurs when the jaw bone is shattered or broken into several pieces.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of broken jaw injury lawyers in Buffalo, New York have a proven track record of obtaining justice for accident victims. After suffering a serious injury, a victim’s top priority should be restoring his or her health. Our veteran team is here to assist with everything else. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s highly experienced team possesses the expertise and knowledge necessary to meticulously investigate your jaw injury and make certain that you are in a position to obtain the highest possible recovery for your damages. Call us today at 716-839-3939 for your free consultation. We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week, and there is never a fee unless we WIN for you!

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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