Vision and hearing loss injuries are serious health issues. When these injuries occur in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, such as a car crash, slip and fall, or medical malpractice, the responsible party may owe the victim compensation for their losses. This may include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Did you suffer an eye or ear injury or lose some of your ability to hear or see? If so, you may be able to pursue compensation from the liable party. When we believe a case has merit, a Levittown vision and hearing loss injury lawyer with Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will attack the work of representing that injured person relentlessly. To discuss the circumstances of your injury and review your options, please contact us today at (516) 932-0400. It will be our privilege to provide you with a free case evaluation with a member of our team.
How Vision and Hearing Injuries Occur
Hearing and vision injuries can occur in a variety of accidents that may give rise to a lawsuit. These include:
If your vision or hearing was damaged in a car accident, you may be able to recover compensation from the at-fault party. Frequently, these cases come down to proving that the other driver caused your accident due to a violation of traffic law.
Slip and Falls
Physical trauma to the eyes or ears can also accompany a slip and fall. These accidents typically occur when a negligent property owner leaves a hazard on their premises—such as uneven flooring in a restaurant—that causes a visitor to slip, fall, and injure themselves.
Medical malpractice can also cause vision and hearing injuries. This can include surgical errors, birth injuries, misdiagnosis, missed diagnosis, and more. If your doctor’s care fell below the accepted standard for medical practice, your doctor may be liable for medical malpractice.
Defective products can also lead to vision or hearing loss. Defective chemical containers, malfunctioning vehicle parts, dangerous power tools, kitchen appliances, and other products—whether electrified or not—can all lead to physical damage or injury to the eyes or ears. This can also be true when these products do not come with proper guarding, usage instructions, or warning labels.
The construction world has many potential hazards to the eyes and ears. This includes falling objects, blunt force trauma, loud noises, dangerous chemicals, and more. Generally, the party responsible for your construction accident, such as a negligent contractor, property owner, or tool manufacturer, may be legally and financially liable for the damages and harm you have suffered. In some construction accident cases, the property owner or general contractor may be held liable even if their negligence did not play a part in the happening of your accident.
A Levittown vision and hearing loss injury lawyer with Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will pursue any party responsible for your injuries when we represent you. If you believe another party’s negligence led to your injuries, or if you have suffered any serious injury as the result of an accident, please call our team today at (516) 932-0400. A representative of our firm is standing by to give you a free, no-obligation consultation on your case.
For a free legal consultation with a vision and hearing loss injury lawyer serving Levittown, call 516-932-0400
Liability and Claims
Most accident injury claims arise as a result of someone’s negligence. These accidents are generally thought of as having been reasonably foreseeable and, “but for,” the lack of care on the part of the responsible party, it would not have happened. Seeking compensation for a preventable/accidental vision or hearing loss injury will typically require you to prove that:
- The party you hold accountable for your injuries owed you a duty of care
- They somehow failed in their responsibility of providing you with due care
- You suffered an accident because of their actions
- You sustained losses or injuries in the accident
The duty of care can be defined in several ways. Anyone driving on the road is automatically assumed to owe other road users a duty of driving safely and in accordance with traffic laws. A doctor owes his or her patients a duty of care of treating them with the professionalism and competence expected of a doctor. A business is expected to provide its visitors with safe environs and protection from hazards.
A failure to provide others to whom you owe a duty of care with that care is tantamount to negligence, and you can potentially sue the at-fault party for your resultant injuries, losses, and damages.
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Working with Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. on Your Case
Vision and hearing loss accidents are alarmingly common, and they usually occur suddenly and unexpectedly. These and similar injuries can seriously harm your ability to work and perform basic tasks at home. If your injuries were the result of the negligence or harmful actions—or the negligent inaction—of another party, you may have grounds for a personal injury liability claim against them.
If you qualify, a Levittown vision and hearing loss injury lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will help you by:
- Keeping you updated on your case
- Identifying liable parties
- Communicating with all parties for you
- Gathering evidence
- Determining a value for your case and fighting tirelessly to win that result for you
When it comes to evidence, we will gather what is available from the scene of your accident or witness statements. If necessary, we will also hire medical experts, vocational rehabilitation specialists, life care planners, and economists to examine your case and testify in your defense.
Call Us Today for a Free Consultation on Your Case
If you would like to work with a Levittown vision and hearing loss injury lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., call our firm today. A member of our team will discuss your case, your legal options, and our ability to offer you representation in a free, no-obligation consultation on your case. Call (516) 932-0400 today to get started. Our staff assists callers in Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, and Kannada.
Keep in mind that time is limited to sue for your injuries in New York. New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules (CVP) §214 applies a deadline for filing a personal injury lawsuit. Different deadlines pertain to medical malpractice lawsuits and lawsuits against a government agency. Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will help you understand the deadlines in your case when you call. In addition to the statute of limitations, there are other time restrictions that apply to claims and lawsuits. It is also important to note that certain evidence, such as eyewitness statements or video surveillance footage, is best obtained as soon as possible after the accident. The various considerations related to taking prompt action combine to indicate that the sooner you contact us, the greater our opportunity to build the strongest case possible on your behalf.