The loss of your vision or hearing is a devastating injury that has lifelong consequences and affects almost every part of your daily life. Catastrophic injuries that cause deafness and blindness are some of the most impactful types of injuries, and you deserve compensation when these injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence or recklessness.

Whether you lost your vision or hearing on the job, in a car crash, or in an accident on someone’s property, it’s crucial that you have support in your fight for justice. The injury attorneys at D’Amico & Pettinicchi have helped countless people recover damages for their catastrophic injuries, and your vision or hearing loss case is in capable hands with our team.

Vision Loss Caused by an Accident

The eye is a sensory organ made up of numerous complex parts. Injuries to the eye tend to be incredibly painful, regardless of the severity.

Eye injuries can be caused by a variety of accidents and negligent behavior, including chemical exposure, workplace accidents, car collisions, medical malpractice, and premises liability accidents. If you’ve been involved in an accident, you may have experienced eye injuries like:

  • Burns
  • Bleeding
  • Corneal abrasion
  • Orbital fractures
  • Retinal detachment

Many eye injuries also increase the chances of infection.

Eye injury and vision loss accidents must be handled carefully to ensure the injured party receives fair compensation, which can be especially challenging with eye injury cases. After a blindness or eye injury accident, the at-fault party may suggest that your vision was already declining. If you have conditions like diabetes, glaucoma, cataracts, or age-related macular degeneration, these health issues may be blamed for your vision loss.

The injury lawyers at D’Amico & Pettinicchi will do everything in our power to ensure that the person responsible for your eye injury accident is held accountable.

Hearing Loss Caused by an Accident

Hearing loss can be attributed to excessive noise or other trauma to the ear or head from trauma from car crashes, falls, or explosions. If someone’s wrongful action or negligent behavior caused your hearing loss, you have legal options for recovery. Whether you experienced job-related hearing loss or accident-related hearing loss, the team at D’Amico & Pettinicchi is here to help you file a claim and get on the right track to recovery.

Medical malpractice can also be to blame for hearing loss if a doctor fails to diagnose a medical condition like an ear infection or makes a mistake during a procedure or operation.

How Hearing and Vision Loss Impact Accident Victims

Losing any amount of vision or hearing can be difficult to cope with, but total and near-total loss requires adjustment to your entire life, from having to relearn how to do certain tasks and implementing strategies to adjust for the loss of one of your senses, to missing out on favorite pastimes and meaningful occasions in your loved ones’ lives.

Financial compensation is not a fix-all solution for severe injuries that cause blindness or deafness, but it can be immensely helpful for accommodating the many changes you will likely need to make in your everyday life. Contact D’Amico & Pettinicchi to schedule a free consultation and discuss your options for filing a claim for your injuries.