Brooklyn Hearing And Vision Loss Lawyer

As we age, our hearing and vision may naturally decline to some extent, so we anticipate it and cope with gradual adjustments. However, you may be involved in an accident that results in the partial or full loss of your hearing or sight. This sudden loss of hearing and vision may leave you and your family ill-equipped to handle the impact on your life, as well as your financial future, that this loss may create.

Common Causes Of Hearing And Vision Loss

Car Accidents

A vehicle crash can be responsible for hearing and vision loss. Blunt force trauma to the head can cause a brain injury, which can then lead to hearing and vision loss. The same can happen during whiplash and airbag expansion. It is possible for glass or other debris to injure the eyes and cause vision loss.

Product Defects

During a crash, airbags have been known to rupture. This can cause pieces of metal or glass to impact the face and eyes, potentially causing vision loss. There have also been cases against eye drop or contact solution companies, as well as others that sell ear or eye-related products, that, when defective, damage the body rather than help.

Injury At Work

A large number of hearing and vision loss claims in Brooklyn come from the workplace. Whether you are exposed to hazardous chemicals or excessively loud environments, enduring hearing or vision loss can make you eligible for filing a workers’ compensation claim. This might help you cover your damages related to the loss.

A claim can possibly be extended to the manufacturer of a piece of defective equipment, allowing you to seek compensation from that party directly.

Medical Malpractice

It occasionally occurs that the very people who are expected to care for our health can make mistakes that lead to injury or condition. These mistakes might eventually cause or contribute to your hearing or vision loss. Medical malpractice can also include failing to diagnose a condition properly.

If your injury has been caused by medical malpractice, you can potentially seek compensation from the medical provider or facility.

Types Of Injuries That Can Cause Hearing And Vision Loss

Vision and hearing loss can be caused by a wide range of issues:

Common Ear Injuries

  • Bleeding in the ear canal
  • Blunt force trauma to the head
  • Cochlear damage
  • Disfigurement of the ear(s)
  • Eardrum punctured by a foreign object
  • Lesions in the temporal lobe
  • Middle ear injury

Common Eye Injuries

  • A foreign object, such as metal or glass, in the eye
  • Blunt force trauma to the head
  • Complete vision loss
  • Convergence insufficiency
  • Detached retina
  • Disfigurement of the eyelid(s)
  • Double vision
  • Exposure to chemicals in the face or eye
  • Losing an eye or both of the eyes
  • Loss of visual acuity
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Slowness of the eyes

Hearing And Vision Injuries And Workers’ Compensation

If you were unfortunate enough to suffer an accident in the workplace that led to the full or partial loss of your hearing or vision, you are likely eligible to file a claim to receive workers’ compensation benefits. This financial compensation can be used to cover medical bills, medical care and devices, lost wages, and other financial damages that occurred as a result of your accident. Regardless of the accident being you or your employer’s fault, your expenses should theoretically be covered by your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance.

If the accident was caused by a third party, such as a defective piece of machinery, you can attempt to seek compensation from its manufacturer. To guarantee a successful claim, it will be best to consult with a lawyer. With a legal professional by your side, you will be able to determine the liable parties and have clarity on how to best file the claim.

Third-Party Claims And Establishing Liability

When your accident is caused by a third party, directing your claim at them will hold them liable for the accident they caused. The complex part is proving responsibility. As the plaintiff, it is your responsibility to prove that the other party was at fault.

In order to have a chance to win your case, you will need to prove the following:

  • A duty was owed to you to keep you safe from injury;
  • That duty of care was breached by the defendant;
  • Your accident was caused because this duty was breached;
  • You have suffered emotional, economic, and physical damages.

The professionals at Shulman & Hill will be able to look into your situation and find out exactly what happened, providing evidence to support the case. After consulting with experts and looking into long-term care costs based on your specific injuries, your lawyer will be able to determine the economic impact that your injury will have on your life overall.

Negotiating With The Insurer

Beyond helping you with filing the paperwork for your claim and determining the liable party, your attorney can handle negotiations with the defendant’s insurance company. Whether negotiations go smoothly and an agreement can be made or the counteroffers just are not cutting it, your lawyer will fight for fair compensation.

If the parties cannot reach an agreement, your hearing and vision loss attorney will be able to handle the process and file a lawsuit on your behalf. If a trial becomes necessary, they will be able to present your case to the judge and jury.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

When choosing a law firm to represent you, you want to make sure you are working with attorneys that have a track record of winning significant compensation for their clients, like Shulman Hill. We have the legal muscle you need to leverage in order to get a fair settlement from the insurer. We do our best to retrieve the compensation our clients deserve. In the event that the insurance company will not settle fairly, your legal team at Shulman & Hill will be by your side in court when the time comes to litigate. Contact us today to learn more.

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