Injury to the ear occurs from trauma and auditory loss is common with blunt force trauma in car accidents cases in Oregon and Washington state. Ear injury from car accident claims may range from tinnitus, hyperacusis, hearing loss, auditory defects, balances problems and ear pressure pain.
Besides car accidents, ear damage can result from falls, explosions and other blunt force trauma. I recommend a complete evaluation by a skilled ear doctor which may include a tinnitus evaluation as well as testing for hyperacusis which is a collapsed dynamic range of tolerance for sounds.
Settlements on ear damage related to car accident cases that I have actually handled in Oregon may range from $5,500.00 to $45,000.00.