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Value of an Ear Injury in New York

At Stephen Bilkis & Associates, we understand the profound impact that an ear injury can have on your life. Whether you have experienced hearing loss, a ruptured eardrum, tinnitus, or other auditory impairments, we recognize the physical, emotional, and financial challenges you may face. If you have sustained an ear injury due to someone else's negligence or wrongdoing, it is crucial to understand the value of your claim and the legal options available to you in New York. The value of an ear injury in New York depends on various factors, including the severity of the injury, the extent of hearing loss or impairment, the need for ongoing medical treatment, and the impact on your daily life. Our experienced New York personal injury lawyers have a deep understanding of New York law and procedure and can assess the unique circumstances of your case to determine its value accurately. Over the past 20+ years, our attorneys and of counsel had secured over $1 billion in verdicts and settlements for clients who suffered serious injuries. Contact us today for a confidential consultation, and let us help you seek justice and recover the compensation you need to move forward with your life.

Examples of Ear Injury Verdicts in New York

The following cases are examples of verdicts related to ear injuries. The average for these verdicts is $2,300,000.

Case: Louis v. Kimmelman, 8 A.D.3d 206 (N.Y. App. Div. 2004)
Accident Type: Medical malpractice
Verdict: $2,000,000, including pain and suffering and loss of services

Case Summary: Plaintiff alleged that because of defendants' failure to timely diagnose and treat plaintiff Louis's acoustic neuroma and as a result the plaintiff suffered complete deafness in her right ear and inability to distinguish sounds among other things.

Case: Fister v. State, # 2015-040-033 (N.Y. Ct. Cl. July 20, 2015)
Accident Type: Construction accident
Verdict: $2,600,000 for pain and suffering
Case Summary: Plaintiff was involved in a motorcycle accident. The Court found that the State failed to maintain its roadway in a reasonably safe condition. Plaintiff suffered a cochlear injury to her right ear. In addition, the Dix-Hallpike maneuver was positive for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo affecting the left ear.

Types of Accidents that Lead to Ear Injuries in New York

Injuries to the ear can be caused by a variety of different accidents. The nature of the accident and the type of injuries are important factors in determining the compensation to which the victim would be entitled.

One common type of ear injury is a ruptured eardrum, also known as a tympanic membrane rupture. This injury can occur in various accidents, including car accidents, where the sudden impact can cause a rapid change in pressure, resulting in the eardrum tearing. Explosions or direct blows to the head can also lead to tympanic membrane ruptures.

Barotrauma is another type of ear injury that can be caused by accidents involving sudden changes in pressure. Car accidents, especially those involving rapid deceleration or changes in altitude, can result in barotrauma. This type of injury occurs when the pressure inside the ear is not equalized properly, leading to damage to the ear canal or middle ear. Scuba diving accidents and airplane crashes are also common incidents where barotrauma can occur.

Trauma to the inner ear structures can happen in accidents where the head is forcefully impacted. This can result in injuries such as labyrinthine concussion, vestibular dysfunction, or damage to the cochlea. Car accidents, falls, or any event causing a sudden jolt or blow to the head can lead to these types of ear injuries.

Accidents involving loud noises or impacts can cause acoustic trauma, which is damage to the delicate structures of the ear. This can result in hearing loss, tinnitus, or hyperacusis. Car crashes, explosions, industrial accidents, or even exposure to excessively loud music can lead to acoustic trauma.

If you have sustained an ear injury due to someone else's negligence or wrongdoing, our experienced team of New York personal injury lawyers is here to help. We have a deep understanding of personal injury law in New York and will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and seek the compensation you deserve for your injuries, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.

Factors in Determining the Value of an Ear Injury

The primary factor in determining the value of an ear injury is the extent of the injury and its impact on the individual's life. Severity plays a significant role in evaluating the value of an ear injury claim. The more severe the injury, the higher the potential value of the claim. Factors that contribute to the severity of the ear injury include the degree of hearing loss, the presence of tinnitus or other auditory symptoms, the need for ongoing medical treatment or surgeries, and the overall impact on the individual's daily functioning and quality of life.

Additionally, the economic damages associated with the ear injury are crucial in determining its value. These can include medical expenses, both past and future, related to the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of the ear injury. The cost of assistive devices, such as hearing aids, and any necessary modifications to living spaces or vehicles for the injured individual's comfort and convenience may also be considered.

Non-economic damages are another important factor in evaluating the value of an ear injury. These damages encompass the physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and emotional distress experienced by the injured individual. The impact on personal relationships and the ability to engage in social activities may also be taken into account.

Ultimately, the value of an ear injury claim is determined by a comprehensive evaluation of these factors, along with the guidance of experienced legal professionals who specialize in personal injury cases. Contact a skilled personal injury attorney in New York to discuss your case.

Contact Stephen Bilkis & Associates

The value of an ear injury in New York extends beyond the physical implications. It encompasses the significant impact it can have on your life, including your ability to communicate, work, and enjoy everyday activities. Understanding the value of your ear injury claim is essential in seeking the compensation you deserve for your damages. We have a deep understanding of the complexities surrounding ear injury cases in New York. Our experienced attorneys are dedicated to fighting for your rights and ensuring that you receive fair and just compensation for your ear injury. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney serving New York at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW (1-800-696-9529) to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We represent clients in the following locations: Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Staten Island, Suffolk County, and Westchester County.

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