Rochester, New York, Craniofacial Injury Lawyers

Veteran Rochester, New York Craniofacial Injury Attorneys

Jed Dietrich, Esq. and His Team of Dogged, Passionate, and Meticulous Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., Litigate Unwaveringly to Obtain the Highest Possible Compensation for Victims Who Have Suffered Craniofacial Injuries in Accidents in Rochester, New York, Throughout Monroe County, and Beyond.

Rochester Craniofacial Injury Lawyers Craniofacial injuries, commonly referred to as maxillofacial injuries, are trauma to the face, mouth, or jawbone. These types of injuries often include cuts, bruises, missing teeth, bone fractures, burns, damage to orbital sockets, and nasal cavity obstructions. Car crashes, assaults, falls, and sports-related mishaps are among the most common causes of craniofacial injuries. Every year, there are over 3 million victims of facial trauma who are treated in emergency rooms. These injuries can impact your ability to speak, chew, swallow, see, or even breathe. The face contains many delicate muscles, nerves, and bones that are responsible for expressions, sensations, and eye movements. Additionally, the face is close to the brain, and certain complex fractures can lead to irreversible brain damage and even fatalities.

Suffering a severe craniofacial injury can be horrendously painful and involve a lengthy and challenging path to recovery. Depending on the trauma, victims may be left with devastating scars and disfigurements. Extensive medical treatment, such as plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, or oral surgery, may be required. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s compassionate team understands the catastrophic nature involving severe facial trauma. Our seasoned Rochester, New York team of attorneys would love to help you seek justice. Pursuing a claim against those who are to blame may be one of the most important things you ever do.

For over 23 years, Jed Dietrich, Esq., a noble member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, has exclusively fought personal injury lawsuits, including many traumatic craniofacial injuries. During this time, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has effectively obtained more than $175 million in verdicts and settlements for his clients. Your search for the finest legal representative is over because our top rated team has the expertise and standing required to get you the finest possible result. Kindly contact Jed Dietrich, Esq., at your earliest convenience to schedule a complimentary case evaluation and consultation. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s veteran lawyers are available 24/7 by dialing (585) 939-3939 or by filling out our online consultation form. There is never any fee until we get you paid.

Most Common Types of Craniofacial Injuries

Rochester Craniofacial Injury Lawyers Traumatic injuries can impact any region of the face. The most common craniofacial injuries are bruises and cuts. Broken bones are also quite common because facial bones are easier to break than other bones. There is only a thin layer of soft tissue over many of these fragile facial bones. Fractures often involve the lower and upper jawbones, palate, nasal cavity, cheekbones, eye sockets, frontal bone, or any combination of these bones. The main types of craniofacial fractures victims suffer in accidents include:

  1. Broken Noses: Since the nose is composed of two thin bones that protrude, it often takes less force to break than other facial bones. Consequently, broken noses are the most frequently reported type of facial fracture. Symptoms of broken noses typically include continuous bleeding, bruising around the eyes, feeling sore to the touch, and looking deformed.

  2. Forehead Fractures: The main bone in the forehead region is called the frontal bone. A high-impact accident or powerful blow to the head could result in a fracture to the forehead and floor of the sinuses. The middle of the forehead, where the bone is weakest and thinnest, is at the greatest risk of being fractured. When substantial force is involved, the bone can be pushed inwards and cause other complications, such as damage to the sinus ducts or leakage of cerebrospinal fluids.

  3. Zygomaticomaxillary Fractures: These are the second most common type of fracture to the face. The cheekbones are attached to the jaw and skull bones at several points. Broken cheekbones can cause considerable functional and cosmetic deformities and also tend to involve fractures to other nearby bones.

  4. Orbital Fractures: The three main types of eye socket damage are orbital rim fractures, blowout fractures, and direct orbital floor fractures. These injuries can damage the optic nerve, entrap the eye muscles, and prevent the eyeball from functioning normally.

  5. Midface Fractures: Blunt force trauma often leads to fractures along the three lines of weakness throughout the midface. The three main types of midface fractures are Le Fort I, Le Fort II, and Le Fort III. These types of fractures typically damage the pterygoid processes, a region of the sphenoid bone.

  6. Lower Jaw Fractures: The mandible is responsible for holding the lower teeth in place and moving when you are eating or talking. Fractures to the mandible often impact the lower jaw that supports the teeth, the angle, the condyle at the top of the jawbone, or the symphysis where the two sides of the lower jaw connect. Breaks in the lower jaw also commonly coincide with broken or missing teeth.



Tips for Preventing Severe Injuries to the Face

The face is one of the most vulnerable regions of the body because it contains vital sensory organs, including the eyes, ears, mouth, nose, and skin, that are all in proximity to one another. Those who lead more active lifestyles have higher risks of suffering facial trauma. Regardless of how active you are, properly protecting your face should never be neglected. Although there is no way to completely protect your face from craniofacial injuries, many of these injuries could easily be prevented with proper protection and due care. Some important protective measures to limit the extent of facial damage include:

  1. Always wear your seatbelt when driving or riding in a vehicle;
  2. Wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle or all-terrain vehicle;
  3. Both children and adults who play sports should wear the proper protective gear, such as helmets, face masks, mouth guards, and sports goggles;
  4. Follow safety measures at work and always wear the required safety gear; and
  5. Be proactive and educate your children on the importance of being careful and wearing protective equipment.

It is important to seek medical treatment as soon as possible if you think that you have suffered any type of craniofacial injury and are experiencing double vision, trouble breathing, extreme pain, or a displaced jaw. Although not every craniofacial injury is severe, even minor wounds to the face should never be taken lightly. Suppose that you, or a loved one, suffered a facial injury. You should seek emergency medical care. Craniofacial injuries to children are usually monitored more closely than adult injuries because of the potential effects on the growth and development of their face and skull.

After you receive treatment from a doctor, contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s battle-tested attorneys. We have an extensive track record of assisting thousands of injured clients to recover, both outside and inside of courtrooms. Our leading lawyers promise to fervently litigate to get the compensation that you deserve, which may include money for all hospital bills, permanent disfigurement, rehabilitation, pain and suffering, lost wages from missing work, loss of enjoyment, loss of consortium, and all other unforeseen damages. Call our best of the best Rochester, New York, craniofacial injury attorneys now at (585) 939-3939 so that we can review the details of your accident and guide you through your claim.

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at (585) 939-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Rochester, 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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