Suffering a hearing loss can negatively affect every aspect of your life. A catastrophic ear injury can have a serious impact on your career, your personal relationships, and even your ability to enjoy life. If your hearing loss was the result of someone else's negligence, you may be able to pursue compensation for your considerable losses.
The experienced Nebraska personal injury lawyers at Cullan & Cullan LLC have helped ear injury victims seek fair compensation for their damages and losses. We will help victims and their families understand their rights and hold the at-fault parties accountable. Call us to find out how we can help. We can be reached at (402) 882-7080.
The Cost of Hearing Loss
Hearing loss can prove extremely expensive. In addition to the immediate medical treatment you will require, you may also need repeat visits and medical procedures. You may need surgery or hearing aids to help you cope with your new condition. Some victims of hearing loss have to miss work or they may even lose their jobs because of their hearing issues. Furthermore, it is common for victims of hearing a loss to experience emotional trauma, stress, and social anxiety. These types of losses should be taken into account during the claim process.
Common Causes of Ear Injuries
The manner in which you have suffered your ear injury or catastrophic hearing loss will likely have an impact on the value of your claim. Here are some of the most common causes of catastrophic ear injuries that result in hearing loss:
- Car accidents: Hearing loss can occur when there is damage to the inner ear cochlea or to the nerve pathways to the brain. This type of damage is commonly associated with head trauma. If you sustained a traumatic brain injury in a car accident that resulted in damage to your inner ear cochlea, you may suffer hearing loss.
- Loud work environments: Sometimes, hearing loss does not result from a single traumatic event, but from long-term exposure to high decibel levels. Work-sites commonly associated with this type of hearing loss include construction sites and factories.
- Work-related accidents: There are many types of jobs that may put you in danger of suffering hearing loss as a result of an accident. In such cases, it must be determined what caused the accident and how it could have been prevented.
- Slip-and-fall accidents: It is possible to suffer from hearing loss after striking your head in a slip-and-fall accident. In such cases, compensation may be available if your fall resulted from a hazardous condition on someone else’s property.
- Assault: A physical assault that results in head or nerve injuries could also cause loss of hearing.
Contact an Experienced Nebraska Hearing Loss Lawyer
If you have sustained an ear injury or hearing loss as a result of someone else's negligence or wrongdoing, make sure you have a personal injury attorney evaluate your potential claim. You may be able to negotiate a settlement with an insurance company or seek fair compensation by filing a civil lawsuit against the at-fault parties.
The knowledgeable Nebraska catastrophic injury attorneys at Cullan & Cullan LLC will work hard to help you get the monetary support you need.
Call us at (402) 882-7080 for more information.