Blindness and Hearing Loss Injuries in Personal Injury Cases
Law Firm Bangor ME
According to national statistics, there are more than 22 million people in this country who have suffered vision loss. Another 30 million have suffered hearing loss. And while some of these individuals sustain these losses from age, disease, or genetics, millions of them suffered these losses in accidents caused by another party’s negligence or recklessness.
If you or a loved one has suffered a sight or hearing loss in an accident, the Bangor ME law firm of Attorney David Bate can help you obtain the financial compensation you are entitled to for the losses that you have suffered. If you would like to find out how our law firm can help, contact our office today. In the meantime, the following information may be helpful.
Blindness Caused by Negligence
When a person has suffered vision loss, whether complete or partial, their lives can be impacted dramatically. Vision loss can mean the victim will be unable to drive or be able to do certain everyday living activities for themselves. It can also take a victim who has suffered blindness some time to not only learn how to get around and do things for themselves but also learn how to protect themselves from injury because they can no longer see. Some of the more common negligent accidents which can cause blindness includes:
- Chemical exposure that injures the eye because of lack of safety gear available on work site
- Lack of oxygen in an incident that is related to negligence
- Medical negligence
- Pharmaceutical negligence
- Trajectories that hit and enter the eye in a work accident or vehicle accident
- Traumatic brain injury caused by a slip and fall incident, work injury, or vehicle accident
Hearing Loss Caused by Negligence
Whether a partial loss or complete loss, any loss of hearing has a significant impact on an individual’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Victims who have suffered a total loss of hearing may need to learn another way to communicate with people, such as sign language and reading people’s lips. They may also need to learn different ways to protect themselves from danger because the can no longer hear sounds or noises that serve as warnings. This is true even if the loss is only a partial one.
Just like loss of vision, there are factors that can cause loss of hearing that have nothing to do with negligence, like age or genetics. But there are also many accidents that cause that loss that are preventable, except for the negligence of another person. These include:
- Infections or tumors that a doctor failed to diagnose
- Injury that happens on the job because an employer did not provide the worker with safety gear
- Inner ear bone damage from a slip and fall accident, work injury, or vehicle accident.
- Trajectories that damage the victim’s inner ear during a work accident or vehicle accident
- Traumatic brain injury from a slip and fall accident, work injury, or vehicle accident
If you would like to learn more details a law firm that Bangor ME clients recommend can help with your personal injury case, contact David Bate Law Office today to set up a free and confidential case evaluation.