Permanent damage to one of your main senses can leave a victim finding it difficult to adjust for years to come. In many ways, damage to vision or hearing will be a problem that a victim never truly recovers from. Unfortunately, millions of Americans face these problems each year through no fault of their own.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), accidental eye injury is one of the main causes of vision loss in adults younger than 40. Of the approximately 1 million cases of eye injuries each year, it is believed that 90% could have been prevented. Another CDC study found that about 40 million adults in America aged 20 to 69 have hearing damage in at least one ear from noise exposure. Further, noise exposure is listed as the second most common cause of hearing damage, after natural aging. If you have been exposed to one or both of these injuries due to the negligent actions of others, even if your injuries are not permanent, you could be eligible to receive potential compensation.
A Westbury vision and hearing loss injury lawyer at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will be there for you during your legal case from start to finish. We examine every case carefully to determine who was at fault and so that we can most effectively fight to get your life back after such terrible wrongdoing. To learn more, we are happy to offer every victim a free consultation. It is our sincere hope that one of our representatives can answer any pressing questions you may have, and put your mind at ease along the way.
To learn more about our vision and hearing loss injury services in Westbury, call a Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. team member today at (516) 932-0400 for your free consultation.
In This Article
- Actionable Acts of Negligence Leading to Vision Loss
- Actionable Acts of Negligence Leading to Hearing Loss
- Westbury Lawyers Working to Get Vision and Hearing Loss Victims Justice
Actionable Acts of Negligence Leading to Vision Loss
Negligent injuries that lead to vision loss will happen virtually anywhere, and they do not need to involve injuries directly to the eye. In many cases, a head injury can contribute to vision loss, as important neuropathways and receptors in the brain control an individual’s ability to see. In the event that the eye is directly hit, the sensitive tissues that control vision will easily be compromised under the right circumstances. Regardless of the cause, if another party is found liable for the injury, either directly or indirectly, we will work to hold them accountable for damages in the ensuing legal proceedings.
Frequent acts of negligence that lead to vision loss will include:
- Exposure to toxic chemicals, either over a short period of time in the case of acidic and caustic substances, or during prolonged exposure—which is the case for some workers who were not provided adequate safety during their line of duty
- Being struck by an object, either causing damage directly to the head or to the eye itself
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Slip and fall cases
- Defective products
- Medical malpractice
- And more
The recovery process for an eye injury will likely be both lengthy and costly. This does not even include the mental toll it takes. Between general medical care, surgeries, rehabilitation, and more, the bills will quickly mount up for a victim. If you retain our services, a Westbury vision and hearing loss injury lawyer at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will be by your side to work on your legal case against the parties responsible while you proceed along your journey to rebuild your life. No matter how severe the injury you have suffered may be, we want to help you, by holding the at-fault parties financially responsible, to have what you need to live the best life you can.
Call a Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. representative today to learn more. Your free consultation will be available at (516) 932-0400.
For a free legal consultation with a vision and hearing loss injury lawyer serving Westbury, call 516-932-0400
Actionable Acts of Negligence Leading to Hearing Loss
In most cases, hearing loss is caused by employers who do not take enough caution to protect their employees from noises that reach dangerous levels. Even if the noise does not seem unbearable to the victim, years of exposure has the ability to leave their hearing permanently disabled. Further, members of our armed forces frequently face hearing problems after their service, as they will potentially be exposed to explosions and other loud noises during their active duty.
According to the Mayo Clinic, other causes of hearing loss include:
- Head injuries
- Faulty equipment, such as ear plugs, and other defective products
- Ruptured ear drums, which will sometimes occur if a victim is assaulted or involved in a traumatic accident
- Medical malpractice, often either through surgery or side effects of medications
- And more
Westbury Vision And Hearing Loss Injury Lawyer Near Me 516-932-0400
Westbury Lawyers Working to Get Vision and Hearing Loss Victims Justice
If you choose to use our legal services, a Westbury vision and hearing loss injury lawyer at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will keep you up to date on where your case stands, as well as actively working to identify liable parties. Once identified, we will communicate with all parties on your behalf and keep you informed of significant case developments as you continue to recover. By gathering evidence about how you were injured and the severity of your injuries, we will determine a value for your case that will ideally be appropriate for the amount of pain and suffering you have had to endure.
Our firm is happy to meet clients all over the New York metropolitan area, as well as anywhere on Long Island, to better serve your needs. As victims do not come from one ethnic background, we can assist clients in multiple languages so they too have their chance at justice. If the case calls for it, our lawyers are also able to call upon the testimony of expert witnesses, including life care planners, economists, medical experts, vocational rehabilitation specialists, and more. If a party can be proven to have been at-fault for causing your injuries, we will fight to get you awarded compensation for any economic, non-economic, and other damages, depending on your unique needs.
To learn more about the legal road ahead in your vision or hearing loss injury case, contact Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today at (516) 932-0400 to receive your free consultation with a representative.