Vision And Hearing Loss Lawyers in NYC
Vision and hearing loss are common results of accidents including auto accidents, medical malpractice, and work-place injuries. If another person or business is responsible for an injury you incurred that led to vision or hearing loss injuring you, you may be eligible for financial compensation. In this event, you need an attorney to protect your rights and help you recover financially, emotionally, and physically. Vision and hearing loss can be devastating for the individuals who experience the condition as well as their families. You need a qualified law firm that can guide you through this challenging time.
Victims who suffer from hearing loss may show signs of a decrease in personal activities, which could quickly lead to additional challenges such as depression and a lower quality of life. No longer being able to drive a car, get around from place to place, work, or participate in everyday life events are just some of the ways victims of vision and hearing loss have to uproot their lives. Vision and hearing loss injuries due to the negligence of another may entitle you to seek damages for loss of past or future income, medical bills, expenses and for pain and suffering.
The vision and hearing loss lawyers at Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C. are here to help you move forward after a life changing injury and recover the financial compensation you need and deserve. Call us today at (212) 847-5007 in New York or (718) 954-9986 in Long Island and Westchester, NY. You may also contact our attorneys here.
Four Common Causes of Vision and Hearing Loss in New York
Medical Malpractice – It is unfortunate, but doctors, hospitals and nurses can make mistakes in medication, surgery, or by failing to diagnose a pre-existing medical condition. Doctors may also fail to properly diagnose a medical condition, which can lead to vision and hearing loss. Birth injuries are a common cause of vision and hearing loss in babies. A medical malpractice lawyer can help you determine if your health care provider caused your hearing or vision loss, and whether you may be compensated for their medical malpractice.
Car Accidents – Automobile accidents may cause vision and hearing loss in a variety of ways. A concussion or traumatic brain injury, and whiplash can result from a car crash causing hearing and vision loss. Airbag deployment and flying glass can cause permanent and/or temporary blindness.
Work-Place Injuries – Common work-place injuries include hearing and vision loss. Construction workers are often at risk of eye injuries due to pieces of metal ricocheting while being hammered, sparks being thrown off by welding or grinding work, an owner or general contractor’s failure to make sure workers are provided with safety glasses or goggles in good working order, or any other number of causes. Hearing loss is one of the most common work-place injuries in the country. Repetitive exposure to loud industrial noise is often harmful to the ear. Eye injuries and vision loss are also significant injuries at work. Exposure to chemicals, defective products, and other hazardous conditions can lead to significant vision loss. While many workplace injuries for vision or hearing loss may be covered by New York Workers’ Compensation Law, if your injury is a result of negligence or a statutory violation, you may have a viable personal injury claim as well.
Defective Products – Defective products may cause eye and/or head injuries that could lead to vision or hearing loss. Products such as defective eye contact solution and defective ear plugs fall under product liability law.
Why You Need a New York City Vision and Hearing Loss Lawyer
A vision and hearing loss attorney can help you establish liability for your personal injury. To establish liability for an injury to your vision or hearing, your lawyer must prove the four following elements:
- Duty – The person owed you a duty to protect you from harm or injury
- Breach – The person causing your injury failed in their duty to protect you from injury
- Causation – The person caused your injury in fact
- Damages – The injury resulted in damages, financial, emotional, physical
Having a personal injury lawyer on your side to protect your rights is absolutely necessary if you’re looking to establish the fault and legal liability for your injury. Our attorneys have a history of success handling vision and hearing loss cases in New York. We encourage you to review some of our case results here. Take a look at our client testimonials and learn more about the lawyers of Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C. Call us for a free consultation today.