Compensation Can Cover Expenses from Hearing and Vision Loss
You rely on your sight and sound to complete everyday tasks and essential job functions. However, motor vehicle accidents, dangerous workplace conditions, medical malpractice, and other circumstances can lead to life-changing injuries including vision and hearing loss. If you lost your vision or hearing as a result of another party's negligence, you need a personal injury lawyer on your side to fight for your best interests and recover compensation for your injuries. Board-certified personal injury trial lawyer Roger "Rocky" Walton has been representing victims across Arlington, TX, for over 20 years. Our team can help you focus on your recovery while we fight to recover the compensation you deserve. To find out if you have a case, schedule free consultation online or call the Law Firm of Roger “Rocky” Walton, P.C. at (817) 429-4299.
The Impact of Vision and Hearing Loss Injuries
Unfortunately, sometimes people lose their ability to see or hear on account of another party’s negligence. These parties can include employers, product manufacturers, clinicians, or others. An injury resulting in vision or hearing loss can affect your ability to enjoy a fulfilling life. These injuries can also impact your ability to earn income through work and result in expensive, ongoing medical and therapy bills. While no amount of compensation can reverse a permanent vision or hearing loss injury, it can help you achieve peace of mind knowing that your expenses are covered.
Causes of Vision and Hearing Loss
There are many negligent actions that cause victims to permanently lose their vision or hearing, including:
- Work-Related Injuries: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous levels of noise at work every year. Eye injuries in the workplace can also occur due to exposure to chemicals, flying objects or particles, dangerous tools, and other hazards.
- Motor Vehicle Accidents: Motor vehicle accidents can cause whiplash, head injuries, or airbag deployments that result in a constant ringing in the ears of permanent hearing loss. Severe facial trauma and flying debris can also cause permanent vision loss.
- Medical Malpractice: Birth injuries, surgical errors, medication errors, or failure on behalf of the practitioner to diagnose conditions that threaten your sight or hearing can all cause permanent vision and hearing loss.
- Defective Products: Products such as faulty airbags, defective contact solutions and eye drops, and others can lead to hearing and vision loss.
While no amount of compensation can reverse a permanent vision or hearing loss injury, it can help you achieve peace of mind knowing that your expenses are covered.
What To Do Following an Eye or Ear Injury
After suffering a vision or hearing loss injury, your first priority should be to receive medical attention. With timely professional treatment, the damage to your vision or hearing may be limited. Getting medical attention can also ensure that your injury is documented and can be connected with the negligent actions of another party.
Once you have received medical treatment, you should contact a lawyer. Rocky Walton can identify the negligent party responsible and fight on your behalf to secure damages for medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering caused by your injury.
Experience the "Rocky Advantage"
If you suffered a vision or hearing loss injury due to another party’s negligence, a lawyer can help you secure compensation for present and future expenses incurred by your injury. Rocky Walton is a board-certified personal injury trial lawyer who will work tirelessly to recover the compensation you deserve. His aggressive, knowledgeable representation in the courtroom has helped him recover millions of dollars in compensation for his clients. To experience the "Rocky Advantage" firsthand, call our firm at (817) 429-4299 or schedule a consultation online.