Damage to the jaw and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) frequently occurs in motorcycle accidents, whether or not a helmet is worn.
As a Sacramento motorcycle accident attorney, I see many Jaw injuries from motorcycle accidents.
TMJ stands for “temporomandibular joint” and is the joint that allows you to chew, talk, and open and close your mouth. It is a ball and socket joint, where the ball is at either end of the mandible and the socket is an indentation in the temporal bone. The TMJ is located just in front of each ear.