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Long Island Hearing and Vision Loss Lawyer

Living with hearing or vision loss following an accident can be extremely difficult. If you have lost both, you and your family are dealing with a life-altering condition.

If you suffer from either hearing or vision loss, or both, a hearing and vision loss attorney on Long Island, NY, from Shulman & Hill can help. We can investigate the accident that led to your impairment and help hold a negligent party accountable. We offer a free consultation and stand ready to help you today

Hearing and Vision Loss Are Serious Medical Conditions

According to Mayo Clinic, hearing loss falls into three categories:

  • Conductive hearing loss, which involves the outer or middle part of the ear
  • Sensorineural hearing loss, which involves the inner ear
  • Mixed hearing loss, which is a combination of the two

Most hearing loss can be addressed with a specialist who may prescribe a hearing aid. Age is a prominent factor for hearing loss, but other events, such as injuries and infections, can bring it about.

Vision loss is not as dependent on a person’s age as other aspects of their health, according to MedlinePlus. Anyone with 20/200 or worse vision, even with corrective lenses or contacts, classifies as legally blind in the U.S. Vision loss can occur suddenly or over time, and people can suffer either partial or complete vision loss.

What Kind of Accidents Can Lead to Hearing and Vision Loss?

While some cases of hearing and vision loss result from genetics or age, anyone can suffer either of these impairments due to an accident-related injury. Take a look at the following incidents that could lead to your condition:

Car Accidents

Different types of car accidents can lead to various forms of injuries throughout the body. Hearing and vision loss are symptoms of traumatic brain injuries (TBI), which is a common collision-related injury, according to the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Even in low-speed vehicle collisions, The BMJ (Clinical Research Edition) notes that hearing loss and persistent tinnitus may result from the loud sound of airbags deploying. The Mayo Clinic defines tinnitus as a ringing or another consistent noise in one or both ears, which can lead to anxiety and depression. According to the Cleveland Clinic, other ear injuries that can lead to hearing loss include:

  • Avulsion, which involves a tear in the ear
  • Subperichondrial hematoma (cauliflower ear), which results from trauma to the external ear
  • Cuts and abrasions

Our hearing and vision loss attorney on Long Island, NY, can represent you in a case against an at-fault driver. The attorneys of Shulman & Hill can handle their insurance company, the liable party’s lawyers, and the litigation procedure to fight for what you deserve.

Workplace Accidents

Just as with the impact of a vehicle collision, a workplace accident can cause injuries to the brain, eyes, and ears. You do not have to work in the construction industry to experience a workplace accident, either. Hazards, such as slippery floors, can crop up in any place of work.

Whether you fell from a ladder or suffered an injury due to defective construction equipment, you may experience sudden hearing or vision loss. Once again, any blow to the head can result in a TBI, which can lead to these two impairments. At the same time, according to Reviews in Neurological Diseases, any direct injury to the eye can lead to vision loss. Some examples of direct eye injuries include:

  • Traumatic optic neuropathies
  • Carotid-cavernous fistulas
  • Damage to the intracranial visual pathways

If you suffered a workplace injury, our hearing and vision loss lawyer on Long Island can help hold the liable parties responsible. One benefit of working with Shulman & Hill is that we can handle both workers’ compensation claims and third-party liability lawsuits. You won’t have to worry about seeking two separate law firms as your case unfolds. Our personal injury lawyers can handle anything involved with the pursuit of fair compensation.

Falls

Anyone can slip and fall, but certain groups of people, such as older adults, live with an increased risk of falling, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). One study from the Archives of Internal Medicine notes that adults between the ages of 40 and 69 have a greater chance of experiencing hearing loss after a fall.

Nursing home administrators and caregivers have a responsibility to prevent their residents from falling. They have to keep walkways clear and assist certain residents with their daily activities. If your loved one suffered nursing home neglect or abuse, our Long Island hearing and vision loss attorneys can help your family seek compensation.

How Common Is Hearing and Vision Loss?

According to the Division of Disability and Rehabilitation Services (DDRS), the population that comprises the majority of deaf and blind people in the U.S. are people aged 55 and older. About 4.6 million people over the age of 40 across the country are visually impaired or blind, according to the New York Department of Health. Mayo Clinic also notes that half the people over the age of 65 in the U.S. have some degree of hearing loss.

In New York, specifically, about 14.9% of adults aged 40 and over suffer from a distance vision impairment.

How a Long Island, NY, Hearing and Vision Loss Lawyer Can Help

When you are suffering from hearing or vision loss, your medical bills can pile up. You may also have to take time off work if your condition worsens. You shouldn’t have to suffer these losses if someone else’s negligence caused your injuries. A hearing and vision loss lawyer near you on Long Island can step in and navigate the pursuit of compensation.

Our legal team serving Long Island can:

  • Investigate the cause of your injury
  • Identify any negligent parties
  • Gather evidence to establish their liability
  • File all the necessary paperwork for your case
  • Take legal action on your behalf

We understand that each case is unique, so we don’t rely on a one-size-fits-all approach. We can tailor a legal strategy to suit your specific situation. Our goal with each case is the same, though–to get you the compensation you deserve so you can start addressing your injuries and losses.

For example, we can represent you in a trial if necessary. Not all cases make it that far during litigation, but we are prepared to do what it takes to help you recover your losses.

Our Previous Case Results

We have a track record of success you can explore through our verdicts and settlements on our website. Remember that no two cases are the same, so compensation can vary greatly depending on the extent of your losses. We conduct extensive research, using your medical records, wage statements, and more, to get an idea of what you deserve.

In one case, we secured $650,000 for a car accident victim who suffered a minor TBI. While some TBIs can be severe, even minor ones can cost a victim more than they can afford in medical bills. We make sure to go after both current and future losses so you do not end up footing the bill later on down the road.

Hear What Our Past Clients Have to Say About Working With Us

You don’t have to take our word for it; our previous clients’ testimonials can give you an idea of what it’s like to work with our firm. Take a look at a few of our reviews:

  • “I’m very happy with the work that was done by this law firm. The best attorneys and paralegals in NYC. If you ever get hurt, contact Shulman & Hill, they will be more than happy to help you.” – Shukhrat E.
  • “I was very pleased with the work of this firm. They made sure I understood my case and I was never left out of the loop. They were professional and very friendly. I would recommend them to anyone looking for someone who is going to fight for you to the very end.” – Jennifer D.
  • “I am very happy with the way my case was handled. The staff gave my case a lot of attention and I am very appreciative of everyone here. Dima and Alina were great and kept me updated on my case throughout. I recommend Alex Shulman and his law firm to anyone injured at work.” – Svetlana R.

Kinds of Compensation a Long Island Hearing and Vision Loss Attorney Can Seek

The compensation we seek will depend on the extent of your hearing or vision loss and how it affects your life. Our Long Island attorneys will account for all the ways your injuries cause losses, including economic and non-economic losses.

For example, we can seek:

  • Your current medical bills, such as for diagnostic testing and surgery
  • Future medical bills, such as for rehabilitative care
  • Lost wages from the time you took off work
  • Reduced earning capacity if you cannot earn your pre-injury income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of quality of life

Your injuries and subsequent hearing or vision loss may warrant other damages, as well.

Seek Compensation With the Help of Our Hearing and Vision Loss Attorney on Long Island, NY

You have enough to deal with adjusting to your hearing or vision loss. Let our attorneys on Long Island take care of the legal process while you rest. We can provide you with personalized legal care, giving you updates about your case and answering any questions you may have.

Call us at 516.613.3196 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation. We want to seek fair compensation so you can get the treatment you need and get on with your life.

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