This is the list of essential considerations immediately following a car accident. For more information, Click HERE.
In order to receive complete coverage for all accident-related injuries, these are the essential steps to take:
-Whenever an airbag deploys, report possible trauma and injury of the teeth and jaws.
-If you can feel ANY tooth damage (chips, looseness, pain or sensitivity), ask for a dental consult in the hospital.
-Confirm with your treating doctor that ALL injuries are documented, no matter how small.
-Confirm that any and all dentures and bridges are accounted for. Otherwise, report them missing right away.
-Make sure to get legal representation right away. We can help with this.
-Make sure that your attorney files an initial application for no-fault benefits (NF-2) that documents all areas that may have been injured. This is essential in New York state.
-When the patient is fully awake and alert, carefully check all teeth, gums, and dental work both by feel and with a mirror in order to find any signs of damage or discomfort.
Most importantly, make sure that you are thoroughly examined and have X-rays taken by a dentist that's an expert in no-fault injuries and TMJ and pain management. Call us at (718) 268-1561, or request a consultation now for any no-fault or auto accident claim. In our Forest Hills, Queens dental office, we've been treating no-fault and car accident patients for decades, as well as providing expert testimony and independent examinations (IMEs).