The sense of hearing is very important for an individual’s quality of life, but often is not taken very seriously. It isn’t until it is too late and the damage has been done that people get concerned about their ability to hear. Much of the damage done to ears is irreversible so it’s important to protect your ears whenever possible. Because the damage can alter your life and the life of loved ones, it’s important you consult with experienced injury attorneys who can evaluate your case and determine whether you deserve compensation.
Unfortunately, our ears are exposed to the world at all times. There’s no way to turn them off, unlike with eyesight. This leaves them vulnerable when exposed to physical danger and loud sounds, especially over time. Individuals may not notice damage creeping up on them when exposed to dangerous conditions on a daily basis. There are several ways ears and hearing may be damaged, such as:
The ear is relatively complicated, with several parts that can cause a loss of hearing when damaged. Below are the three main types of hearing loss:
If you have suffered any type of hearing loss from an injury, you may be entitled to compensation. Accident attorneys who have skill in representing personal injury cases can represent you in court during this difficult time in your life.
People don’t often realize or want to admit when they are experiencing problems hearing. It may be embarrassing, or they just don’t want it to be true. Ask yourself the following questions to determine if you may have hearing loss:
It’s important to get tested to see how severe your hearing loss is and to determine the cause.
Hearing loss can affect many aspects of an individual’s life. It is difficult to communicate with others on a daily basis, which is important for many parts of life. Often, people who have hearing loss isolate themselves because it can be so frustrating trying to communicate. This can lead to depression, which creates a vicious cycle of isolation. When hearing loss is severe, it can be dangerous to drive or ride bikes, as an individual can’t hear when an emergency vehicle is approaching or the warning honks of other vehicles.
If an individual loses their ability to hear due to someone else’s negligence, for example in a car accident or at the workplace, they may have a case to receive just compensation. Speak to your local injury lawyers who can evaluate your case and determine the best course of action. Employees have the right to be protected from damaging environments, but often are not offered the necessary equipment. Treatment for hearing loss and changes to one’s lifestyle can be expensive. The change in quality of life and frequent depression that accompanies the loss of a sense deserve to be compensated.
Proving negligence can be difficult and complicated, but is the best chance for an individual to receive the compensation they deserve. It is important to seek legal advice from skilled personal injury attorneys in these situations, even when the negligence isn’t obvious or certain. An experienced law firm will be able to investigate the situation and determine whether you have a case.
The Weinberger Law Firm represents clients all throughout Sacramento valley and Northern California in a variety of catastrophic injuries, including those that have resulted in hearing loss. Speak to our accident lawyers at (916) 357- 6767 for legal help.