Personal Injury Lawyer Charlottesville VA
According to national statistics, there are more than 22 million people in this country who have suffered vision loss. Another 30 million have suffered hearing loss. And while some of these individuals sustain these losses from age, disease, or genetics, millions of them suffered these losses in accidents caused by another party’s negligence or recklessness. Under Virginia law, victims can pursue damages against the at-fault party for damages these injuries have caused. A personal injury lawyer in Charlottesville VA can help.
If you or a loved one has suffered a sight or hearing loss in an accident, the legal team from Martin Wren, P.C. can help you obtain the financial compensation you are entitled to for the losses that you have suffered. If you would like to find out how our law firm can help, contact our office today. In the meantime, the following information may be helpful.
What type of accidents can result in blindness?
When a person has suffered vision loss, whether complete or partial, their lives can be impacted dramatically. Vision loss can mean the victim will be unable to drive or be able to do certain everyday living activities for themselves. It can also take a victim who has suffered blindness some time to not only learn how to get around and do things for themselves but also learn how to protect themselves from injury because they can no longer see. Some of the more common negligent accidents which can cause blindness includes:
- Chemical exposure that injures the eye because of lack of safety gear available on work site
- Medical negligence
- Pharmaceutical negligence
- Trajectories that hit and enter the eye in a work accident or vehicle accident
- Traumatic brain injury caused by a slip and fall incident, work injury, or vehicle accident
What types of accidents can result in hearing loss?
A Charlottesville VA personal injury lawyer understands that whether it is a partial loss or complete loss, any loss of hearing has a significant impact on an individual’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Victims who have suffered a total loss of hearing may need to learn another way to communicate with people, such as sign language and reading people’s lips. They may also need to learn different ways to protect themselves from danger because the can no longer hear sounds or noises that serve as warnings. This is true even if the loss is only a partial one.
Just like loss of vision, there are factors that can cause loss of hearing that have nothing to do with negligence, like age or genetics. But there are also many accidents that cause that loss that are preventable, except for the negligence of another person. These include:
- Infections or tumors that a doctor failed to diagnose
- Injury that happens on the job because an employer did not provide the worker with safety gear
- Inner ear bone damage from a slip and fall accident, work injury, or vehicle accident.
- Trajectories that damage the victim’s inner ear during a work accident or vehicle accident
- Traumatic brain injury from a slip and fall accident, work injury, or vehicle accident
To learn more about what legal recourse you may have for your loss of sight or hearing, contact Martin Wren, P.C. to schedule a free consultation with a Charlottesville VA personal injury lawyer.