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FAQs About Atlanta Injuries that Lead to Loss of Hearing and Vision

By Grant Law Office on February 29, 2016

Loss of hearing and vision are catastrophic injuries which can have a devastating and long-term impact on victims and their families. If your loss of hearing or vision was caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may be able to seek compensation for your damages and losses. Here are answers to some of the most common questions we encounter.

What are a few common causes of hearing loss?

You could lose your hearing in a sudden, traumatic event or from an extended period of noise. Exposure to loud sounds can cause wear and tear to the nerve cells in the cochlea, which is responsible for sending signals to your brain. One’s hearing may also be impaired by brain trauma caused by an auto accident or a slip-and-fall accident.

Under what circumstances can I file a claim for my hearing loss?

You may be entitled to compensation for your hearing loss if it was the result of someone else’s negligent or intentional behavior. If your hearing loss was work-related, you may be able to receive workers’ compensation. If your hearing loss resulted from a traumatic event such as a car crash, you may be able to pursue support from the person responsible for the accident.

What is my claim worth?

Hearing is important not only to perform tasks at work, but also to have quality of life. So, your potential hearing loss claim may have significant value. Your claim should cover your medical bills and treatment costs, as well as your current and future lost wages, and loss of life’s enjoyment.

What are some common causes of vision loss that can result in litigation?

There are many ways in which someone else’s negligence can contribute to your vision loss. There have been many recent civil cases involving vision loss that resulted from defective products. Some vision claims involve botched LASIK surgeries. There have even been cases against the manufacturers of lens solution or other defective products that resulted in damage to the eyes.

When should I seek medical attention?

People sometimes ignore changes in their ability to see in the hopes that their vision will correct itself and get better. If you are experiencing a reduced field of vision or difficulties you have never experienced before, it is time to see the doctor. Some changes in vision are merely signs of worse things to come.

I’m suffering from partial vision loss. Can I file a claim?

You do not have to go completely blind in either or both eyes to file a claim. You can file a claim even if you have suffered partial vision loss. The severity of your vision loss will, however, affect the amount of compensation that you could receive. For example, someone with a restricted field of vision will likely receive less than someone with total vision loss. The value of a particular claim is variable and depends on the specific facts of each case.

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