Rialto, CA asked in Personal Injury for California

Q: A auto accident created a dental issue the dentists acted outside the standard of care , is this one legal matter or two

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William John Light
William John Light
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  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Could be both. The person who caused the auto collision is responsible for any negligent medical care that follows. If that person's auto insurance is insufficient to satisfy all of the damages, a dental malpractice case might be pursued. However, dental malpractice cases are difficult and frequently do not carry the necessary monetary damages to make the time and expense worthwhile. You will need an attorney to review the traffic collision report and appropriate medical/dental records to advise you.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
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  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: if the Accident caused the Dental issue, then the party at fault is arguably responsible for anything that happens as a result of his/her negligence...........

it could be a separate action but, it is VERY hard to find a lawyer who will accept a dental malpractice.

i only know of a few lawyers, who were former dentists, that only do that type of malpractice work

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