Almost everyone has the five senses: sight, hearing, smell, touch, and taste. The senses we probably use the most in our everyday lives are hearing and sight. As a child, you probably experimented with what it would be like to be blind or deaf, and discovered how difficult it can be to do even simple tasks without sight and hearing. People may be born blind or deaf, but unfortunately, accidents and injuries can cause profound vision or hearing loss and result in the shattering of one’s hopes and dreams.
Vision and hearing loss as a result of a personal injury accident
Vision and hearing loss can have a huge impact on someone’s life, not only physically, but emotionally, and financially as well. The sights and sounds someone may be accustomed to and rely on could vanish in a split second, and often due to someone else’s carelessness, negligence, or as a result of a defectively manufactured product. Victims of catastrophic injuries are frequently faced with life-long pain, suffering, medical expenses, treatments, and may need to modify their home to accommodate their new disability.
Vision and hearing loss may be caused by trauma, catastrophic injury, workplace accidents, car accidents, product defects, premise liability, and inadequate security.
Other causes include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Chemical burns
- Blows to the head
- Fireworks or firecrackers
- Blast injuries
- Ear drum punctures
- Head injuries
- Airbag defects
- Increased eye pressure
- Incorrectly performed Lasik eye surgery
- Untreated vascular diseases
- Late cancer diagnosis
- Sinus surgery error
- Sudden changes in air pressure
- Medication toxicity (Gentamycin or Vancomycin)
Sometimes, long-term exposure to loud sounds can also cause hearing loss. This could include lawn mowers, machinery, sirens, music, construction sites, airplanes, and motors. Employers should provide hearing and vision protection to industrial workers.
The personal injury lawyers of Reiff & Bily have the expertise to handle your vision and hearing loss case
The experienced catastrophic injury, wrongful death, and vision and hearing loss attorneys of Reiff & Bily understand the far-reaching, and life long care a victim suffering from vision and hearing loss may face, and know that victims as well as their families and loved ones are all affected by this injury. Our team of vision & hearing loss lawyers, nurses, and doctors have decades of experience representing generations of catastrophically injured victims and their families when they have been left permanently disabled due to someone else’s negligence. We have received hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for catastrophically injured and wrongfully killed victims and their families.
Our attorneys have set the bar in product liability, medical malpractice, and personal injury law, and we will fight hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Call today for a free consultation or use the confidential contact for above.