The human ear is a highly complex organ that can be permanently damaged due to many different accidents. Ear trauma may result from, Assault and Battery, Car Accidents, Dog Bites, Ear Infections, Workplace injuries or Medical Malpractice. Ears are extremely sensitive and can be damaged easily jeopardizing blood supply the inner ear resulting in permanent hearing loss. If you have suffered an ear injury due to the negligent actions of others contact our personal injury lawyers today. You have a right to compensation and we will provide the legal representation needed to achieve those results. There are various types of ear damage: Some of the most common forms of ear damage are as follows:
- Outer ear Trauma:
- Cauliflower Ear
- Ear Canal Injuries
- Loud Noise Ear Injuries
- Middle Ear Trauma
- Inner Ear Trauma
Middle Ear Trauma is due to blunt or penetrating hear injuries, traumatic brain impact, loud noises from explosions, air travel injuries, and scuba diving.
Who can cause ear injuries?
Ear injuries may happen due to defective implants, medical errors, assaults, car crashes, bicycle accidents, and much more. It is crucial that you identify the cause of the injury, as it will be paramount in determining the defendant for a lawsuit.
Deadline to Sue for Ear Injury
In California, you only have 2 years to file a personal injury lawsuit against someone if you suffered an ear injury. If you fail to take legal action in this timeframe, you won’t be able to collect any compensation. It is important you file a claim quickly, as representatives will try to use the lost time as a reason that you were not hurt or to show that you were injured elsewhere and want to blame the accident on the scooter.
You may be able to have this statute of limitations extended if you were physically or mentally unable to file a claim at the time or if you were underage at the time of the incident. The statute of limitations will begin to count down once you return to health or awareness, or once you turn 18 years old. Additionally, the defendant must be present in the state – if he is not, the statute will not begin or resume until he returns. Speak with an attorney for more information and to figure out how much time you have to take action.
Symptoms of ear injuries are varied based on what part of the ear was damaged: Some common symptoms include:
- Bleeding of the ear
- Cauliflower ear
- Loss of balance
- Inability to walk correctly
- Swelling of the ear
- Ear Pain
- Pus and other particulates exiting the ear
- Loss of hearing
- Ear Pressure
Medical expenses related to the ear injury and subsequent treatments, which may include surgery costs, hospitalization fees, medication, physical therapy sessions, and any future medical treatments for additional injuries
Lost income at work from days you missed because of the injury, as well as future days that you will miss because of recovery time or other medical needs; this may include bonuses, commissions, tips, insurance coverage, and more
Property damage that was lost or broken in the incident that caused the ear injury, if any occurred
Pain and suffering damages, which include PTSD, anxiety, fear, emotional stress, psychological suffer, and more.
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If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms seek medical treatment immediately. After you have been properly treated contact our ear injury lawyer for a free evaluation of your claim. Our expert legal team has the knowledge and experience to determine whether you have a viable cause of action for your injuries.
Selecting the Right Legal Representation for your Injury Claim
Our approach is simple; never stop fighting until we get the compensation our clients deserve. Whether it is medical care, proper treatment or money for their injuries we are on your side. If we can help, give us a call we would be happy to go over your case. All initial consultations are FREE OF CHARGE, and WE DON’T GET PAID UNLESS YOU WIN. Compensation for your ear injury may include:
- Physical harm;
- Medical expenses;
- Loss of income;
- Emotional distress;
- Trauma both physically and emotionally; and
- Pain and suffering.
Who should I call? Downtown LA Law is Los Angeles area law firm working with accident victims and helping them obtain maximum recovery for their injuries. We fight hard to help you get the right recovery. Remember: It is crucial to act quickly before any limitations can lower or extinguish your rightful claim.