Facial Injuries After Car Accidents in Phoenix, AZ

A statistic provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that 1.9 million individuals were injured in car accidents in 2010, of which many sustained facial injuries.

If you have been injured in a car accident contact one of our qualified personal injury attorneys today for a free consultation.

Facial injuries typically involve an injury to the soft tissues of the face, trauma to the eyes, and broken bones. Often times facial injuries will cause pain, loss of function, swelling, and changes in facial features. Fortunately, these types of injuries are rarely life threatening; however severe cases of bleeding and interference of the airways need to be tended to immediately.

At Phillips Law Group, we believe that if you or someone you love has been injured in an automobile accident, which was caused by the negligence of another individual, the negligent party should be held responsible for their actions and pay for the damages and losses they have caused.

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Causes of Facial Injuries

As there are several blunt objects in automobiles, there are many things that can cause facial injuries. In addition, these injuries can also be caused by either the face striking an object or a loose object striking the face. To put this in prospective, simply think of all the objects in your car and imagine them flying through the air at the rate of speed you were traveling prior to the accident, then striking your face, these objects will likely cause injury.

A few causes of facial injuries include:

  • Steering wheel
  • Dashboard
  • Windshield
  • Door Pillars
  • Broken Glass
  • Loose Objects
  • Asphalt

Of course, there are many additional objects that can cause facial injuries, however these objects are the most common causes during automobile accidents.

Types of Facial Injuries

Automobile accident statistics have proven that over 50 percent of all auto accidents result in some form of facial injuries. These injuries can range in severity due to the circumstances of the accident such as; speed of the collision, type of vehicles involved, and where the vehicle was struck. Depending on the injury, they may heal quickly or take months to heal and leave permanent scars and changes in facial features.

Common types of facial injuries include:

Dental injuries: Dental injuries involving teeth being displaced or knocked out are common in injuries to the face. These types of injuries should be taken care of by a dentist or dental surgeon.

Soft Tissue Facial Injuries: These types of injuries typically include lacerations, cuts, bruises, and contusions. Usually soft tissue injuries can be treated with stitches, however in more severe cases further surgery may be required. Here surgeons must be aware of any damage any nerves, salivary ducts, or salivary glands that have been injured.

Facial Bone Fractures: Facial bone fractures are treated similar to other bones in the body, by immobilizing the bone and holding it in place to allow healing. Additionally, the jaw is a commonly fractured bone in the body due to its vulnerable position.

Joint Injuries: Joint injuries can occur when the face strikes the steering wheel causing the jaw to fracture and dislocate the disk used to keep the jaw in place. These injuries typically will not show any physical signs other than the eyes swelling. As a result, common symptoms such as; lock jaw, limited mobility, abnormal bite, face and neck pains, headaches, and clicking of the jaw are all common.

If you believe you have sustained a facial injury after being involved in an auto accident, it is advised to seek immediate medical attention. Additionally, these medical documents will assist our attorneys in formulating a case against the negligent party in the court of law.

Contact a Phoenix Lawyer Today

If you or a loved one has been injured in an automobile accident, the victim may be eligible to receive compensation for losses and damages sustained during the accident including; medical expenses, loss of wages, pain and suffering, and property damage.

With headquarters in Phoenix, we are licensed to serve the entire state of Arizona.

Some locations we serve include:

  • Avondale
  • Goodyear
  • Chandler
  • Gilbert
  • El Mirage
  • Surprise
  • Sun City West
  • Fountain Hills

To learn more about how Phillips Law Group can help you during your time of need, call 602-222-2222 and a member of our intake staff will collect your information and connect you with one of our helpful auto accident attorneys ready to handle your specific case.

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motor vehicle collision occurs every 16 minutes in the United States today, according to reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Accidents cause a number of different reactions and tend to be traumatic for all of those involved. While any serious impact is distressing, those which cause injuries often inflict emotional suffering on top of the physical pain accident victims feel.

Injuries the any part of the face are particularly traumatic for accident victims, as they often leave permanent scarring or disfigurement. When a persons face is injured, it often leaves the victim feeling self-conscious about their appearance. This lack of confidence affects so many aspects of a persons life. Facial injuries are amongst the most concerning of all Arizona auto accidents. In fact, recent research reveals that over half of all accident victims who sustain a traffic crash suffer from some type of facial injury. The facial region is often vulnerable in accident situations due to the limited protection provided to the face.

Severity of facial injuries ranges significantly. Injuries range from mild to severe depending upon the force of the impact, the position of the crash, and the area of the fact that is affected. A number of circumstances will play a role in determining recovery time and the level of treatment that will be required. While some injuries are temporary, others may leave permanent markings on the face.

The following are the four major categories that facial injuries are divided into:

  • Dental Injuries: isolated damages to teeth frequently occur as a result of a motor vehicle crash. Dental experts are vital in these situations, as a general physician will be unable to perform the proper surgery to fix the issue. The most common dental injuries are knocked out or displaced teeth and fractures to the supporting bone.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries: Contusions, bruising, cuts, and lacerations are soft tissue injuries are that frequently reported following a traffic accident. Typically, these damages are treated with stitches to begin the healing process. The physician will evaluate the soft tissue damage to ensure that no facial nerves, salivary ducts, or salivary glands have been hindered.
  • Joint Injuries: when an accident victims face strikes the steering wheel, a common outcome of an auto accident temporomandibular joint injuries (TMJ) tend to occur. When the face hits the steering wheel, the jaw bone is often fractured or disc used to keep the jaw in place is dislocated. While accident victims who sustain TMJ damage do not show any physical changes, their eye may swell and serve as the only indicator of this type of injury. Ultimately, TMJ may lead to headaches, clicking jaw, limited mobility in the jaw joint, locked jaw, an abnormal bite, and neck, back, and facial pain.
  • Facial Bone Injuries: facial bone fractures are treated the same way that any bone fracture in the body is treated. However, since the face is unable to be casted, physicians must use different methods to stabilize the facial fracture. Broken jaws are the most common facial bone injury following a traffic accident.

While any injury suffered during a crash is cause for concern, facial injuries often inflict a number of additional emotional damages. If you or a loved one has been injured in a crash, our skilled team of attorneys is prepared to fight for your compensation. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation to accident victims throughout the state of Arizona.

Contact an Experienced AZ Accident Lawyer

Phillips Law Group treats each and every client with the same respect, compassion, and care. We understand the stresses and anxieties associated with auto accident and therefore do our best to make accident victims feel as comfortable as possible during these trying times. When the negligence of another motorist causes injuries to you and your family, this at-fault party must be held liable for the damages in which they have inflicted.

If you or a loved one has suffered during a crash, our Phoenix auto accident lawyers are here for you. We work tirelessly to build a case that awards our clients the maximum compensation possible. In doing so, our personal injury lawyers help Arizona accident victims to handle the large costs associated with lost wages, medical expense, and any other monetary bills related to the accident.

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