When you or someone you love has suffered loss of hearing, you have lost a part of an essential life function. If your hearing loss was a result of negligence or irresponsibility on the part of another person, you may have the right to seek compensation for your injuries.
At Distasio Law Firm, our professional legal team has years of experience helping people in Tampa and surrounding areas in Florida recover compensation for their catastrophic injury cases. We are a reputable law firm that strives to protect the legal rights of those who have suffered loss of hearing, and we will aggressively fight for the future of every client.
Loss of hearing, or deafness, is a medical condition that occurs when a person experiences partial or full loss of his/her ability to hear. Deafness may be congenital, may develop due to genetic predispositions, or may develop suddenly. If the loss of hearing is congenital, it means that the person is born without the ability to hear. Genetic loss of hearing is more common, and results from old age or certain inherent medical conditions. Sudden loss of hearing usually results from exposure to extremely loud sounds or from puncturing the ear drum.
When people notice that they are suffering from hearing problems, it is always advisable that they seek immediate treatment from a physician or an audiologist who can correctly identify and diagnose the source and cause of the loss of hearing. If your loved one lost their hearing in an accident caused by another person’s misconduct, contact a seasoned lawyer at our firm in Tampa.
Loss of Hearing Signs
People who are losing their hearing will usually notice the following signs:
- Temporary loss of hearing in one ear
- Temporary loss of hearing in both ears
- Persistent ringing in one or both ears
- Muffled sounds
- Difficulty hearing or comprehending words
- Needing to turn volume up on electronics
- Needing to ask people to loudly repeat what they are saying
If you or your loved one are suffering from any of the symptoms above following an accident, reach out to a Tampa loss of hearing attorney at our firm for help seeking damages for your losses.
The Distasio Law Firm Difference
How do you know if you have hired the best hearing loss lawyer in Tampa? The simplest way to know is to find a lawyer that has all the below characteristics.
Knowledge and Experience Handling Injury Cases Resulting in Loss of Hearing
Your lawyer should not only know Florida bodily injury law. That lawyer should also have years of experience handling negligence cases related to loss of hearing. Scott Distasio has been handling these cases for over 27 years. His years of experience investigating, negotiating, settling, filing lawsuits, taking depositions, and going to trial will absolutely make a difference in your case.
Independent Verification of the Lawyers Ability
All attorneys claim they know what they are doing. Their marketing materials may also be persuasive. But you will only know the truth about that lawyer if the lawyer is rated by respected independent non-biased rating systems. Scott Distasio has an “AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell law Directory. This is the highest rating an attorney can receive for both ability and ethics. Scott Distasio is also Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Trial law. To achieve this accomplishment a lawyer must have tried a minimum number of cases to a jury and pass a competency exam. Less than 1% of all Florida lawyers are Board Certified.
Willingness and Ability to Go to Trial
Not all personal injury cases go to trial. The truth is most cases settle. But if your case does need to go to trial it’s important to hire a law firm that has the experience, resources and ability to try your case. Scott Distasio is a board certified civil trial lawyer. This gives him the right to call himself an expert trial lawyer.
A Tampa Loss of Hearing Attorney Could Help
Any person who has lost his/her hearing as a result of another person’s negligence may be able to file a lawsuit under Florida personal injury law. If you are trying to decide whether you qualify, it is wise to discuss your personal injury case with a Tampa loss of hearing lawyer at our firm. We offer exceptional legal counsel that you can trust during this time of difficulty and recovery.
The dedicated attorneys at Distasio Law Firm will partner with you to help you achieve your goals for recovering compensation, so call today. If you have questions about a loss of hearing case, do not hesitate to contact us to schedule your initial consultation!