Can I Develop Tinnitus From a Car Accident?

You may notice the effects of the car accident in the days following the crash. You can develop tinnitus in numerous ways, which is a debilitating ringing in your ears. This condition can remain with you for an extended period of time or even permanently. Tinnitus is a compensable condition, and the other driver would pay you for it if they were responsible for the accident; a car accident lawyer can help maximize your financial compensation.

What Is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is a condition that involves ringing or buzzing noise in one or both ears. The condition can be constant, or it can come and go at times. Tinnitus can result from an injury to the ears or a traumatic event to your body. Sometimes, you can develop tinnitus after a very loud or sudden noise.

Tinnitus can affect you in several ways. First, it can result in hearing loss. Second, tinnitus can take away from the quality of your life. You often feel like you are being tormented by a noise that will not go away. Tinnitus can even lead to anxiety and depression. You often feel powerless to do anything about your situation that can improve it.

Your Treatment Depends on the Cause of Your Tinnitus

A doctor may be able to determine whether there is an underlying cause of tinnitus that can be treated. In some cases, tinnitus comes from stress or extreme noise. Then, doctors may devise another course of treatment that could involve counseling or relaxation techniques. The treatment would depend on what the doctor deems is the reason for the tinnitus. Sometimes, there are no easy answers, and you can live with the condition for the long term.

See a Doctor as Soon as You Experience Symptoms of Tinnitus

You must get medical attention for tinnitus as soon as you begin to experience symptoms. You would need documentation to claim compensation for tinnitus. Your doctor would start to make notes that describe what you are reporting. This way, your injury could be connected to your car accident.

Tinnitus does not always show up immediately after a car accident. It can be days, weeks, or months before you can experience symptoms. The delayed effects of car accident injuries are one reason you may wait to settle a claim or even file one. You cannot receive additional financial compensation if you have already accepted a settlement before developing tinnitus.

Compensation for a Tinnitus Claim

If you are successfully able to obtain compensation for your car accident tinnitus, you could receive the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Contact Our Maryland Car Accident Attorneys at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton if You Have Tinnitus From a Collision

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle crash, our Maryland car accident lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton can help. The first step in the legal process is speaking to one of our attorneys. To schedule a free consultation, call us today at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact us online.

We have offices in Baltimore, Glen Burnie, Lanham, and Owings Mills, allowing us to represent clients in Maryland, including those in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Maryland’s Western Counties, Prince George’s County, Queen Anne’s County, Southern Maryland, and the Eastern Shore, as well as the communities of Catonsville, Essex, Halethorpe, Middle River, Rosedale, Gwynn Oak, Brooklandville, Dundalk, Pikesville, Nottingham, Windsor Mill, Lutherville, Timonium, Sparrows Point, Ridgewood, and Elkridge.