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Recovering Compensation for Vision or Hearing Loss

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Houston personal injury lawyerMost people who have had hearing and sight for their entire lives rely heavily on these senses to get them through their everyday lives. Adjusting to vision or hearing loss can be incredibly difficult, both emotionally and logistically. Losing one of these basic senses due to an accident caused by another party’s negligence can be utterly devastating. Major parts of your life are going to change. You may no longer be able to do quite a few of the things you used to do independently, at least during the adjustment period.

If another party acted carelessly and caused damage to your vision or hearing, you may be able to recover compensation for quite a few of the problems your loss of senses has caused in your life, including medical bills and emotional harm. An attorney can help guide you in pursuing a claim. 

Damages You Can Recover After Hearing or Vision Loss

Adjusting to a new disability can be incredibly tough. You will likely incur a lot of expenses in hiring medical providers, therapists, and at-home caregivers at first. You may also lose a significant amount of income, and in some cases, you may no longer be able to perform the job you had before. Compensable damages include: 

  • Medical bills - This includes your initial visit to the ER, hospital admissions, the cost of any attempts to repair your loss of a sense, follow-up visits and tests, physical therapy, and any in-home care provider you need. 
  • Lost wages and future earnings - If losing your sight or hearing took you out of work for some time while you learned a new way of performing tasks, you could recover your lost wages. If you will not be able to return to your job at all, you can also be compensated for the amount of money you would have earned had the accident not happened. 
  • Loss of enjoyment of life - You can recover for the emotional, social, and psychological harm that comes with losing your hearing or sight. You may no longer be able to enjoy simple things like listening to music or playing sports. Many people will lose an important part of their social life, as it may be difficult to accommodate deaf or blind participants in the activities you used to enjoy with your friends. 

Losing a sense due to a serious accident like a motor vehicle crash or serious fall can be a horrific experience. While compensation cannot restore your senses, it can help you enjoy a similar quality of life.

Contact a Texas Attorney for Hearing or Vision Loss

If your hearing or vision was damaged in an accident caused by another party’s negligence, Law Office of Shane R. Kadlec may be able to recover significant compensation on your behalf. Our compassionate Houston lawyers for hearing or vision loss will fight for you to receive enough funding to cover all your costs and losses related to the accident. Call 281-643-2000 or use our online contact form to arrange a free case evaluation and consultation. 

 

Source:

https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/CP/htm/CP.41.htm#41.003

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