TMJ – TemporoMandibular Joint Dysfunction

Temporo Mandibular Joint Dysfunction – TMJ is a common injury result seen in general whiplash situations. TMJ is the misalignment of the jaw. Often it is identifiable by a clicking or soreness of the jaw. When it is present there are medical steps that can be taken to deal with the situation.

TMJ can result from the rapid acceleration of body parts in a whiplash situation. The head is a very heavy object when compared with the neck and sits much like a bowling ball on a pencil. The principals of physics apply to these injury situations. Force equals mass times acceleration. Obviously the head has a greater mass than the neck.

TMJ can have other effects as well besides effecting one’s jaw. Headaches, sometimes severe, debilitating headaches, can result from TMJ. Today it is rarer for TMJ to go undiagnosed, but it still does happen and injury victims themselves should watch for the symptoms. At our firm, as we know TMJ can be a common by-product of injury situations, we always ask if the person has had the relevant symptoms.

General Claims

This category of Personal Injury basically has no boundaries. Injuries can be suffered due to the negligence of others in an infinite number of ways.

An animal gets loose and severely damages someone’s ear in a pet store, a heavy piece of equipment falls off the wall of a department store onto someone’s head, or someone attacks someone else, inflicting injuries. These are all examples of actual civil claims. In the case of an assault, there may also be a criminal prosecution, but that does not influence the fact that a civil claim exists.

Pictures should be taken if they would be of assistance.

As in any Personal Injury action, it is important to document your injuries, seeking early and timely medical care. A lawyer, if contacted early, can also be of great assistance in dealing on your behalf with adjusters and others interested persons.

At our law firm we can be of assistance to you if you have been injured as a result of the negligence or actions of others.

Slip and Falls Attorneys

Slip and Falls is an area of Personal Injury in which something so common as a slip or a fall can have devastating consequences to the injured party. The injuries may be broken bones, ligament or muscle damage, or Brain Injuries /Head Injuries. To realize how severe the injuries can be, simply picture someone slipping, losing their balance and hitting their head very hard on a sidewalk.

It is important in Slip and Falls that you contact a lawyer as soon as possible while the details of the accident are clear. It is very helpful for pictures to be taken before the hazard causing the injuries is corrected. As in any Personal Injury action it is important to document your injuries, seeking early and timely medical care. A lawyer, if contacted early, can also be of great assistance in dealing on your behalf with adjusters and others interested persons.