Brooklyn Eye and Ear Injury Attorney
An injury to the eyes or ears can make even the most routine tasks difficult for a victim; work often becomes problematic. What is especially troubling is that such injuries are so common, and so preventable. A Brooklyn eye and ear injury attorney will fight for a client’s rights and help him/her to gain compensation when negligence or defect in product is to blame.
An injury to the eye may cause partial or complete vision loss which may or may not be permanent. Even a relatively minor diminishment of vision can be very restricting. An automobile accident may cause injury to the eyes, as can even the deployment of an airbag. An individual who works with machines on the job may suffer injury to an eye. Among other causes of injury for which a Brooklyn eye and ear injury attorney may represent clients are:
- Injuries to the head or face
- Flying objects or debris
- Toxic chemicals
In one of our cases, we recovered $750,000 for a client who suffered some injury to an eye and in another similar case our client received a $795,000 settlement. Even corrective eye surgery can lead to lasting damage to one’s vision. LASIK surgery—which is now the most common elective procedure in the nation—can cause serious problems. Up to one in twenty people who undergo LASIK surgery suffer complications which leave them with damaged vision.
Damage to one’s hearing can have a great impact on one’s ability to function and to a person’s quality of life. Among the more common causes of ear injuries are:
- Hearing damage from loud machines on the job
- Vehicle accidents
- Pressure changes while flying
Just as the impact of an airbag against the face can cause injury to the eyes, so can these otherwise life-saving devices lead to auditory damage. The amplitude of a deploying bag can be as high as 170 decibels. Such a loud noise can leave the victim with tinnitus (a ringing in the ears) or even a punctured ear drum. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that as many as 17% of people who are in an accident in which airbags are deployed suffer permanent auditory damage.
Claims for hearing loss due to airbag deployment can be very challenging to win. This is in large part due to the fact that they are safety devices and therefore provide a level of protection against other injury. An experienced Brooklyn eye and ear injury attorney knows the complications of such legislation and how to fight for your rights.
Your Brooklyn eye and ear injury attorney will thoroughly investigate the facts of your case to determine both who is liable and how to proceed with your claim. A doctor may need to be sued for malpractice, or a manufacturer for defects in a product. A successful claim depends largely on the quality of your legal representation, and we are dedicated to providing the strongest support.
If you or a loved one has suffered an eye or ear injury, the experienced New York personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options. Please contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800 WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496). We can also help with personal injury cases in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida. If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 U.S. states, please call us and we will try to help you with your case.
Other phone numbers for us are:
1-800-RADIO-LAW, 1-888-WYPADEK, OR 1-800- LAS-LEYES
Please visit us at Work4YouLaw.com