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Hearing Loss in a Motorcycle Accident

Hearing Loss in a Motorcycle Accident

Hearing Loss in a Motorcycle Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Sacramento. Safety comes first when you get behind the wheels of a vehicle. That includes wearing a seatbelt, looking both ways before turning and not speeding. All of this advice is even more important when it comes to riding a motorcycle. A motorcycle lacks the safety of a metal frame that a car provides. Because of this, serious injuries are an even higher risk when people ride a bike. One of the damages that people can sustain is hearing loss.

The ability to hear is one of the critical five senses that everyone depends on to interpret the world around them. As people get older, hearing loss becomes a widespread problem. Some relevant statistics from the hearing health foundation include:
  • Almost 50 million people in the United States have some degree of hearing loss.
  • One in five Americans struggles with ringing in the ears, called tinnitus. In nearly all of these cases, hearing loss can occur.
  • People who struggle with hearing loss are more likely to develop dementia.
  • Hearing loss can even impact children. One in five teenagers has some form of hearing loss.
While hearing loss can entirely come with age, it can also occur as a result of a serious injury. A recent case report served to highlight this.

A Case Report: Hearing Loss in a Motorcycle Accident

Recently, a young man was riding his motorcycle down the road. The traffic in front of him came to a sudden stop, and he slammed on the brakes. He turned his motorcycle to the side to avoid the traffic up ahead. He had to lay down his bike, and his head smacked the pavement. Fortunately, he was wearing a helmet to protect against a traumatic brain injury. EMS was called to the scene and quickly evaluated him. They transported him to a local hospital, where doctors realized that he was having trouble hearing them. A quick examination of his ears revealed that he had punctured his left eardrum, causing hearing loss in that ear. Fortunately, the eardrum healed following a quick surgical procedure.

Help from an Experienced Attorney

When someone suffers a hearing loss, the initial event can be traumatic. Because of this stress, families could be in need of legal assistance. An experienced motorcycle accident lawyer in Sacramento can help with:

  • Insurance claims, both property, and health.
  • Paperwork related to the accident.
  • Performing an investigation into the circumstances of the crash.
  • Possible court proceedings.

It is essential to ask for help when it is needed. It could make a difference in a successful financial recovery.

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I’m Ed Smith, a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Sacramento. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle crash, call me at (916) 921-6400. I will provide free, friendly legal advice. I can also be reached at (800) 404-5400.

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