Virginia car accident hearing loss lawyers
Hearing loss is a more common result of car crashes than most people think. See your doctor right away if you experience any symptoms, such as ringing in your ears or difficulty understanding people.
Hearing loss after a car accident can also be a sign of an even more serious medical condition, such as nerve damage or a brain injury. So, find out what’s causing your hearing loss and get treatment right away.
It’s important for you to know that insurance companies may be reluctant to adequately compensate you for hearing loss following a collision. So, make sure to document your condition and keep records of all your medical treatments.
If you were injured in car or truck accident caused by another person’s careless behavior, contact us at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys. We’ll file a claim that covers the full cost of your expenses, including medical care for hearing loss, reduced quality of life, and time missed from work.
Insurance companies often claims and minimize the extent of injuries, especially when it comes to hearing loss. Insurance adjusters often insist that hearing loss is no big deal or that it’s probably temporary, or they may argue it was caused by something else.
Our partners, Ken Gibson and John Singleton, know how to stand up to the big insurance companies. In fact, John worked for an insurance company defense firm, while Ken was a federal and state prosecutor, so together, we’ve seen all their tricks. Our Virginia car accident lawyers will work aggressively for you to ensure that you are fully compensated for your injuries and medical expenses, including hearing loss.
Call us at (804) 413-6777 to schedule a FREE consultation today.
People don’t always associate car accidents with hearing loss, but it’s a common result due to the noise and physical trauma. The most common ways car crashes cause hearing loss are:
- Loud noises caused by the crash may lead to hearing loss, depending on the intensity of the sound.
- Airbag deployment. Side and front airbags can generate up to 178 decibels when they deploy, which may lead to permanent hearing loss.
- Head trauma. Hearing loss may be a sign of a skull fracture or traumatic brain injury (TBI). These are life-threatening injuries that need immediate medical attention.
- Whiplash is a form of nerve damage that may result in reduced mobility and severe pain that lasts for years.
When it comes to hearing loss, the sooner you see your doctor and get the right diagnosis, the better. Contact your doctor right away if you notice any of the following symptoms:
- Balance issues
- Muffled hearing
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
- Burning, itching, or discomfort in ears
- Pressure or a feeling of fullness
- Difficulty distinguishing voices
- Difficulty understanding words
Your doctor will check your hearing and may refer you to a specialist for further testing. This may include a neurologist (brain doctor), an otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat specialist), an otologist (a doctor who specializes in ear conditions), or an audiologist (a medical professional who identifies symptoms of hearing loss).
You will be given several diagnostic and imaging tests to determine the cause of your hearing loss. Injuries that affect hearing include:
- Damage to inner ear tissues, membranes, or hair cells
- Damage to bones in the middle of your ear
- Disrupted blood flow to the cochlea, a bone located in the inner ear
- Ruptured eardrum (also referred to as tympanic membrane perforation)
We know how to paint a picture that a jury will understand. Our car accident hearing loss attorneys at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys will use the following types of information to prove your claim:
- Medical records
- Police reports
- Accident scene photos
- Surveillance camera video
- Eyewitness accounts of the accident
- Expert medical testimony
- Accident scene re-creations
- Details about how the loss of hearing has impacted your life
If your hearing was damaged in a car or truck accident, you probably have other serious injuries as well. We can file a claim for you that provides the resources you need to recover from your injuries and put your life back together.
A personal injury claim for a car crash that results in loss of hearing includes the following types of damages:
- Lost wages
- Current and future medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Medical devices
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Reduced earning capacity
John and Singleton and Ken Gibson are former U.S. Marines who consider it a calling to help people who have been harmed by the careless actions of others. They have served their country, and now they’re ready to serve you – with excellence, diligence and empathy. We will prepare a plan and execute on it successfully for you.
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Prevention, empathy, and diligence are hallmarks of everything we do at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys. Our community can see these ideals lived out in our work to prevent personal injuries from happening.
- Safety Education
GibsonSingleton launches “Texts=Wrecks” campaign to reduce the number of people injured or killed by distracted drivers.
- Annual Coat Drive
During the fall, our team works to distribute coats to people in need in our community.
- Hands-on Service
John and Ken join the Gloucester Point Rotary Club in cleaning up the community.
- Supporting Local Schools
The Gibson family participates in Gloucester’s Botetourt Elementary Shuffle fundraiser.