Our Team of Lawyers

About Our Firm

We are honored that thousands of clients have sought our representation in their legal affairs. Our firm consists of lawyers licensed to practice in Texas, Louisiana & Mississippi. In addition to these states, we provide representation to clients in various other parts of the country with proper local co-counsel associations.
Learn more about us

No Obligation, No Cost, Contact Us Today

Free Case Evaluation

map

Baton Rouge7908 Wrenwood Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Phone: 866-208-9311
Fax: 866-208-9311

map

Lake CharlesCapital One Tower
Suite 1270
Lake Charles, LA 70629

Phone: 866-208-9311

New Iberia424 West Main St
New Iberia, LA 70560

Phone: 866-208-9311

Houston3730 Kirby Drive
Suite 1200
Houston, TX 77098

Phone: 866-208-9311

New Orleans1615 Poydras Street
Suite 900
New Orleans, LA 70112

Toll Free: 866-208-9311

Update: Simien & Simien, LLC is open and we are here to help you as we know your needs do not stop. The firm is currently open and operating. In light of current public health concerns, please know that we are following all health guidelines to protect both our team and our clients. We are offering virtual meetings by request.

Attorneys Serving Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi

  1. Home
  2.  » 
  3. Automobile Accidents
  4.  » 
  5. Types Of Injuries
  6.  » Dental Injuries

Dental Injuries

The types of car accident injuries a person may sustain after a crash can range from minor to life-threatening. Unfortunately, facial injuries and dental trauma can cause physical and emotional strife as victims find it difficult to go out in public with noticeable injuries.

When the body is subjected to being jerked forward and backward during a crash, dental injuries are just one of many types of injuries that could occur. According to 2012 state reports, more than 161,000 people were injured in motor vehicle accidents in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Each year, thousands of motorists suffer some type of dental injury from an auto accident.

Have you or someone you love suffered dental trauma due an auto accident that was caused by a careless driver? If so, the victim may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and more.

To find out how our experienced lawyers can help you, contact us at 866-208-9311 or fill out the Free Case Evaluation form on this page.

Causes Of Dental Injuries

During a motor vehicle crash, there are many hazards both inside and outside of a vehicle that could lead to dental injuries. Passenger vehicle motorists are less likely to suffer dental damage when compared to pedestrians or motorcyclists, but they are still at risk during a crash.

Some vehicle hazards that can cause dental damage during an accident include:

  • Seats
  • Steering wheel
  • Dashboard
  • Cargo within the vehicle
  • Broken glass

Depending on the person and the type of seat belt being used, a safety belt may also lead to dental trauma. Children are especially susceptible to seat belt injuries if they are not situated in the correct type of child safety seat.

Types Of Dental Injuries

Did you know that teeth are composed of five different parts? Each of these parts helps protect the pulp, which is the inner structure of the teeth. Unfortunately, each of these parts could be harmed during an auto accident.

Some of the most common types of dental injuries include:

Chipped or fractured teeth — A victim’s teeth may be chipped or fractured during an accident. In more serious cases, the pulp of the tooth is exposed, which may lead to a root canal.

Avulsed teeth — When a person’s entire tooth is knocked out during a crash, it is referred to as an avulsed tooth. If the tooth cannot be saved, the person may need to replace it with an artificial tooth.

Dislodged teeth — During the accident, a person’s tooth may be pushed out of its socket, pushed sideways or pushed into its socket.

Root fracture — This type of trauma affects the root of the tooth that could result in a complete loss and the need of an artificial tooth.

Some dental injuries may require multiple visits to a dentist or oral surgeon. Dental trauma can also result in years of continued dental care, particularly if a child is the victim of dental trauma from an auto accident.

Contact Our Attorneys Today

Life can change in a split-second when an accident occurs. When you need the legal strength to fight back for what was taken from you, trust the attorneys at Simien & Simien, LLC.

With a tremendous amount of legal experience, our attorneys work hard to help car accident victims get back on their feet.

Our firm has attorneys licensed in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, with appropriate local counsel we can also provide representation in other states as well.

To learn more about how we can help you, fill out the Free Case Evaluation form at the top of this page or call us toll-free at 866-208-9311. Your initial case consultation is completely free.

If you are looking for a law firm that has knowledge and experience, you will find it with Simien & Simien, LLC.

Free Case Evaluation

ABOUT US

Simien & Simien, LLC strives for perfection, and we take pride in all that we do. We are proud to have earned a trusted reputation across the United States and we are honored that thousands of clients have sought our representation in their legal affairs.
Our firm consists of lawyers licensed to practice in Texas, Louisiana & Mississippi. In addition to these states, we provide representation to clients in various other parts of the country with proper local co-counsel associations. We maintain a trial and appellate litigation practice with an emphasis on serious injury and wrongful death resulting from industrial, vehicular, and other life-threatening or debilitating accidents. The recoveries on individual cases has varied so you should contact us to discuss the potential recovery in your case.

Any information contained on this website does not constitute
legal advice and does not establish an
attorney-client relationship.

OUR OFFICES

Baton Rouge
7908 Wrenwood Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Map & Directions
Phone: 866-208-9311
Fax: 866-208-9311

Lake Charles
Capital One Tower
Suite 1270
Lake Charles, LA 70629

Map & Directions
Phone: 866-208-9311

New Iberia
424 West Main St
New Iberia, LA 70560

Map & Directions
Phone: 866-208-9311

Houston Office
3730 Kirby Drive
Suite 1200
Houston, TX 77098

Map & Directions
Toll Free: 866-208-9311

New Orleans Office
1615 Poydras Street
Suite 900
New Orleans, LA 70112

Map & Directions
Toll Free: 866-208-9311

Nationwide
866-208-9311

Our team of dedicated Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi attorneys represent injured persons throughout Louisiana, including Alexandria, Opelousas, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Houma-Thibodeaux, New Orleans, Shreveport, Monroe, and throughout Mississippi and areas of Texas including Orange, Beaumont, Port Arthur, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston and the other metro areas.