Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Mar 25, 2013 in Personal Injury
Statistics show that a broken jaw is the tenth most fractured bone in the human body.
A broken jaw injury is also known as a mandibular fracture, which is a common injury to the face. It is the second most broken bone in the face next to the nose. These injuries are typically a result to a sudden trauma or force to the jawbone.
If you or someone you love has been injured due to the negligence of another individual, which resulted in a broken jaw, that individual may be entitled to compensation for their losses and damages. Our law firm believes that it is the responsibility of the negligent individual to pay for the losses and damages they have caused to the innocent individual.
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Causes of a Broken Jaw
As the jaw is the largest bone of the lower jaw, it is more susceptible to break as a result of a large force or trauma to the face. In addition, males are three times more likely to sustain a broken jaw than their women counterparts. There are several different types of accidents that can cause a broken jaw.
Some causes of a broken jaw include:
- Automobile accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Sport related injuries
- Slip and falls
…just to name a few
If you suspect you are suffering from a broken jaw injury, medical attention should be sought out immediately to prevent further damage to the jaw.
Broken Jaw Types
There are several different forms of broken jaws that can occur. These types of injuries are typically put into categories to determine the condition of the break and how the bone was broken. The type of break and severity will depend on how long it takes for the bone to heal.
Common types of brakes include:
- Comminuted – This is where the bone has been shattered into fragments or there are additional fractures along the primary fracture line. These fractures are typically caused by bullets and other weapons.
- Simple – this is where the jaw bone experiences minimal fragmentation at the site of the fracture.
- Compound – A compound fracture, also known as an open fracture, occurs when the skin breaks around the bone, causing the bone to become exposed.
- Greenstick – A greenstick fracture is when the bone does not break completely, rather cracks. These injuries may not always show the usual signs and symptoms of a broken bone, therefore they may require an x-ray to determine a break.
There are several other types of breaks that can occur to the jaw; however these are the most commonly seen.
Treating a Broken Jaw
Often times, individuals that are suffering from a broken jaw will be treated with pain medications, anti-inflammatory medicines, and be advised to eat soft foods. Typically, fractures to the jaw bone are associated with gum problems and may be considered open fractures, which will also be treated with antibiotics.
In more severe cases, the upper and lower jaw may be wired together to immobilize the jaw to increase the healing time. These types of fractures may also require surgery to allow for normal motion of the jaw once again.
Need Help? Contact An Experienced personal injury attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of another individual, which resulted in a broken jaw, the victim may be entitled to compensation for your losses and damages. By speaking with an attorney about your case, you will discover that you may have the opportunity to receive full compensation benefits as a result of your injury.
At Gordon & Partners, our goal is to protect the rights of all injured victims and help them to receive justice for their injuries in the court of law.
With offices in Palm Beach Gardens, Stuart, and Pembroke Pines, we are licensed to provide our services to the entire state of Florida.
Some locations we serve include:
- Palm City
- Jensen Beach
- Port Saint Lucie
- Hobe Sound
- Fort Pierce
- Florida Ridge
- Vero Beach
- Century Village
For more information about how our personal injury lawyer s can help you achieve justice in the court of law, or to schedule a free no-obligation consultation, we invite you to contact us at 1 (855) 722-2552 and a staff member will gather the details of your collision and quickly connect you with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys .