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TMJ Injuries: Rebuilding Lives with Legal Support in Edmonton
A TMJ (temporomandibular joint) injury can bring life-altering changes, impacting physical comfort and functionality while affecting mental, emotional, and social aspects. However, complete repair might be elusive, and treatments and rehabilitation offer hope for regaining comfort and managing the discomfort and pain associated with these injuries.
Feel the points just in front of your ears? That’s your Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ). It’s a complex blend of muscle, bone, ligaments, and cartilage governing your jaw’s movement.
Sometimes, like in a car crash with sudden head movements, this joint’s cartilage can get hurt or displaced. It’s common alongside whiplash.
If a motor vehicle accident has caused your TMJ injury, it’s crucial to safeguard yourself.
Contact Moustarah, your Edmonton TMJ injury lawyer, for the support you need!
Symptoms of TMJ Injuries
TMJ injuries vary in severity, leading to altered jaw movement, discomfort, and challenges with everyday tasks. Symptoms may include:
- Limited jaw movement or altered sensation
- Difficulty chewing or speaking
- Jaw stiffness or muscle spasms
- Pain around the jaw, face, or ears
- Clicking or popping sounds when opening or closing the mouth
Addressing TMJ Injuries
Immediate attention is crucial, followed by gathering evidence related to the injury claim. This involves collecting details, such as witness accounts incident records, and seeking medical evaluations promptly after a TMJ injury.
Our adept TMJ injury lawyers specialize in constructing comprehensive cases, conducting essential research, and supporting medical expenses throughout your case.
Types of TMJ Injuries
TMJ injuries encompass various classifications, each with distinct impacts:
- Acute injuries lead to sudden jaw trauma and pain, often caused by accidents or blows to the face.
- Chronic TMJ disorders resulting from ongoing strain, stress, or grinding, causing persistent discomfort and limited jaw mobility.
Our experienced TMJ injury lawyers in Edmonton and Alberta are equipped to handle claims arising from these injuries due to negligence, allowing you to concentrate on your recovery.
Support for Your Loved Ones
If a family member cannot pursue a claim due to a TMJ injury, contact us on their behalf. We strive to secure compensation for their best long-term care.
Navigating Insurance Matters
Avoid settling too quickly with insurance companies, which may overlook nuanced injury details. Our seasoned personal injury lawyers, with over 20 years of experience, manage insurance negotiations diligently, advocating for proper compensation covering medical expenses and adjusted living costs.
Our Commitment to You
Empathy & Experience
We understand the physical and life-altering impact of accidents. With years of experience, we comprehend the challenges affecting your job, family, and overall well-being.
Setting Legal Standards
We’ve set legal precedents benefiting Edmontonians seeking fair compensation, especially after the 2004 Minor Injury Regulations.
Our approach aggressively pursues all eligible forms of compensation, covering various losses beyond pain and suffering, including income loss, expenses, housekeeping, and future care costs.
No Fees Upfront
Access to justice is essential. We only charge fees once you receive your compensation.
We cover all disbursements, investing in expert reports, litigation, and necessary trials to prove the full extent of your injuries. Our goal is your recovery, providing access to specialists without financial burden.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much is a TMJ injury worth?
The value of a TMJ injury in legal terms varies based on factors like the severity of the injury, medical expenses, impact on daily life, and any long-term effects. Compensation amounts are determined case by case.
How do you fix trauma TMJ?
Treatment for trauma-induced TMJ can involve various approaches, including medication, physical therapy, splints or mouthguards, injections, or, in severe cases, surgery.
What kind of trauma can cause TMJ?
Trauma to the jaw, such as direct impact or forceful blows, accidents, whiplash injuries, or grinding and clenching of teeth due to stress, can cause TMJ issues.
How much can you sue for a broken jaw?
The amount you can sue for a broken jaw depends on factors like medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and long-term effects. The compensation sought in a lawsuit can vary significantly depending on the specific circumstances of the injury and the jurisdiction.
Is TMJ injury (TMJ dysfunction) a minor injury in Alberta law?
TMJ Dysfunction is not a “Minor Injury,” as per the Alberta Court of King’s Bench. However, the legislature has modified the Minor Injury Regulations to include injuries to the jaw muscles in the definition. If the TMJ injury involves damage to teeth, bone, or the articular disc, it will not be subject to the Minor Injury Regulations.