New Mom Gets 6-Figure Settlement for Broken Jaw in Car Accident

Our client, a young woman with a newborn baby, suffered severe trauma to her head and jaw after a serious car accident. She was a front-seat passenger in the car. They were driving in Roslyn and as the car turned off of Northern Boulevard by Sinclair Martin Blvd., it was struck by another car. This intersection has no signs, signals or traffic lights.Our client required a number of dental surgeries that included wiring her mouth shut. It was a long and painful recovery, but she is doing well and very pleased with her settlement.

Her specific injuries included:

  • Bilateral mandible fracture (jaw broken on both sides)
  • Open reduction and internal fixation for bilateral mandibular angle fracture and placement intramixillary fixation (basically, wire was wrapped around each tooth and then the wire was attached to a steel arch bar that was implanted on each side of her jaw. See photo)
  • Concussion
  • Loss of teeth
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Bilateral TMJ
  • Some loss of hearing and memory
  • Headaches
  • Some injury to surrounding nerves, tendons, blood vessels, ligaments and connective tissue.

As a new mom, our client did not want to go through a long trial. Our lawyers worked quickly and thoroughly to establish the details of the accident and determine her injury costs, including lost wages, future medical costs and pain and suffering. She was thrilled with the 6-figure settlement, which she hopes to partially invest in her new baby’s future.

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