Advocating For Houston’s Injured Since 1996

9575 Katy Freeway, Suite 200Houston, TX 77024

Free Consultation

281-643-2000

Car Accident Injury Claims Involving Hearing and Vision Loss

Posted on in Personal Injury

Houston personal injury lawyerWhen we discuss possible injuries after car accidents, many of us tend to think of broken bones and other physical injuries that can heal with due time and rest. One of the costliest injuries a person can suffer is hearing or vision loss

While injury claims for hearing or vision loss can certainly lead to some considerable payouts by insurance companies, people also need to understand that many insurers will aggressively try to limit what they have to pay in such cases. For this reason, any person dealing with hearing or vision loss issues following a car accident in Houston will want to be sure that they are working with an experienced car accident attorney.

Pedestrian Safety Tips in Houston

People can suffer vision or hearing loss in car crashes in many ways. Consumer Affairs reports that 17 percent of people exposed to deployed airbags can suffer from permanent hearing loss.

All of this is not to mention what happens to a person’s skull during a crash, as many types of collisions can involve a person’s head striking windows, dashboards, or other hard objects that can affect hearing or vision. Even some whiplash symptoms can affect hearing or vision.

In most car accident cases, people who suffer hearing or vision loss will be able to file claims with the insurance company for a negligent driver. The at-fault driver’s insurance company may cover all costs relating to treatment up to the limits of an insurance policy.

When a hearing or vision loss claim exceeds the limits of a negligent driver’s policy, then a person may have to file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent driver to collect additional compensation. Certain cases may also involve additional third-party liability that allows for additional compensation.

People can be entitled to various forms of financial compensation to help cover the costs associated with their hearing or vision loss. Some of the possible damages in these cases could include both economic and non-economic damages.

Possible damages may include:

  • Medical bills

  • Lost wages

  • Property damage

  • Pain and suffering

  • Emotional distress

  • Mental anguish

Contact a Houston Personal Injury Lawyer for a Free Consultation

If you are dealing with loss of hearing or vision issues after an accident in Texas, you should not delay in seeking legal representation. A Harris County personal injury attorney at Law Office of Shane R. Kadlec will quickly be able to step in and help you with every aspect of your injury case so you will not have to worry about dealing with the insurance company.

Our firm knows how people need help in these cases and we make it a mission to help each client. Call 281-643-2000 or contact us online today to receive a free consultation. 

 

Source:

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2007/02/airbags_hearing.html

Back to Top