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My name is Joseph A. Nagy, and I am a knowledgeable and experienced TMJ injury lawyer. Joseph A. Nagy Injury Law is located in Edmonton and serves clients in central and northern Alberta. If you have TMJ dysfunction (also known as temporomandibular joint dysfunction or TMJ injury), make sure you have an experienced TMJ injury lawyer on your side.

My law firm’s experienced injury lawyers deal exclusively with injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents. TMJ dysfunction injuries are a common outcome of car accidents. The symptoms of TMJ dysfunction may go unrecognized if other injuries such as whiplash are present. You may even be told that your jaw injury is just a minor injury, subject to Alberta’s Minor Injury Regulation. I urge you to consult a TMJ injury lawyer to make certain your injury is diagnosed correctly and that you receive fair compensation for your injury.

I offer free consultations. You can call (780) 760-4878 (HURT) or contact me, Joseph A. Nagy to set up a meeting. We can discuss the particulars of your TMJ injury case and the steps to follow to receive full compensation for your injury. You are under no obligation to hire me.

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TMJ Injury FAQs

TMJ injury (TMJ dysfunction) is an injury to the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ), the hinge joint that connects your lower jaw to the temporal bone of your skull.

The joint is in front of the ear on each side of your head. Place your fingers in front of your ears and put light pressure there while moving your jaw up and down. You will feel your Temporomandibular Joint. There are several complex components to your TMJ, such as muscle, bone, ligaments, and cartilage.

Damage or displacement of the cartilage can occur when there is a rapid acceleration/deceleration movement of the head, such as in a motor vehicle accident. TMJ Dysfunction often accompanies whiplash.

If you suffer from a TMJ injury as the result of a motor vehicle accident, you need to protect yourself. Call Joseph A. Nagy, Edmonton TMJ injury lawyer!

To learn more about how Joe can help you, read the Top 5 Reasons to Hire an Edmonton Injury Lawyer by Joseph A. Nagy.

Photo of a man who may have a TMJ injury.'In Alberta, TMJ Dysfunction (a type of TMJ injury) is not subject to the Minor Injury Regulations if the TMJ involves damage to the bone or teeth or damage to or displacement of the articular disc,' Joseph Nagy, Edmonton Injury Lawyer.

The common symptoms of TMJ injury (TMJ Dysfunction) include:

  • pain or tenderness in the jaw joint when you chew, speak, or open your mouth wide
  • restricted jaw opening
  • clicking, popping, or grating sounds in the jaw joint when opening or closing your mouth
  •  “locking” of the jaw
  • headaches, ear aches, tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • grinding your teeth at night while sleeping.

Most people with TMJ symptoms do not recognize that they have a TMJ injury. The symptoms are unique and unusual to them. They often do not even mention the symptoms to their doctor. If you experience these symptoms, speak to your physician about them. Contact Joseph A. Nagy, Edmonton TMJ injury lawyer, to discuss a referral to a TMJ specialist for a comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis.

The Alberta Court of King’s Bench has ruled that TMJ Dysfunction (TMJ injury) is not a “Minor Injury” under the Minor Injury Regulations. See Sparrowhawk v. Zapoltinsky, (2012) A.J. No. 54 (Q.B)(Q.L.)

However, the legislature amended the Regulations such that Injuries to the musculature of the jaw are caught by the definition. TMJ is not subject to the Minor Injury Regulations if the TMJ involves damage to the bone or teeth or damage to or displacement of the articular disc. For more commentary see my blog Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction, Psychological Injury, and the Minor Injury Regulation.

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Words can’t explain my gratitude for the time, effort and results Joseph and his staff have provided to me. I met Joseph as a result of one of his clients mentioning my accident to him and with his caring nature and wanting to protect me he arrange for us to meet. He spent a great deal of time to learn about me and my needs, and really took the time to explain the legal process and what this meant for me. I felt well taken care of right from the start all the way through to settlement. Every step of the way Joseph and his assistant Cynthia kept me informed of every update to the case as them came in. Joseph followed through with everything he told me during our first meeting and even went above and beyond in many ways. Truly the team I recommend for your injury claim.

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