Vision Loss and Eye Injuries
Eye injuries that result in partial or a complete loss of vision can be physically challenging, but also emotionally devastating. Losing your sight can have an impact on every aspect of your life. It is important for victims of eye injuries to receive the support they need to recover and adjust to their new impairments. Such injuries and loss of vision may be caused by a variety of factors, from auto accidents to defective products and medical malpractice.
Determining liability in an eye injury case can be challenging and often requires the assistance of knowledgeable and experienced Dallas personal injury lawyers who have successfully handled these types of cases. Crowe Arnold & Majors, LLP can help. Contact us at (214) 231-0555.
Common Causes of Eye Injuries
There are many ways in which someone else’s negligence can result in serious eye injuries. Here are just a few examples:
- Car accidents: head trauma, facial injuries, or direct eye damage in a car accident that could result in permanent vision loss.
- Defective airbags: many cases in which airbags deploy can cause facial injuries. In other cases, defective airbags have actually sent metal shrapnel into the eyes of drivers.
- LASIK surgery: mistakes are made during laser eye surgery can lead to vision loss.
- Work-related accidents: many types of chemicals can cause permanent eye damage. When workers such as janitors, maintenance workers, or laboratory employees are asked to handle dangerous chemicals, they may be at risk of suffering an eye injury. Mechanics, factory workers and construction workers are at risk of injury as well because of flying shrapnel and pieces of metal in the air.
- Contact lens solution: cases of defective lens solutions that can cause damage to the eyes have been reported.
- Slip and fall accidents: these situations can lead to an injury that causes damage to the occipital lobe of the brain, affecting vision.
Protecting Your Rights in an Eye Injury Claim
If you have sustained head or eye trauma, it is crucial for you to seek out medical attention right away. Blurred vision, double vision, glare sensitivity, and loss of field of vision are all signs of brain or eye trauma. It is also important that you see a doctor if you are having difficulty tracking objects, if your peripheral vision has changed, if you are struggling to determine relative distances, or if you can’t quickly locate a specific object.
If you or a loved one has suffered vision loss as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to seek compensation for current and future medical treatments, lost wages, loss of earning potential, loss of life’s enjoyment, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. People who lose their vision may never be able to work again and this could prove financially devastating for their family. A personal injury lawyer from Crowe Arnold & Majors, LLP can help you seek and obtain fair and full compensation for all your injuries, damages and losses. We’ve helped many Dallas families. Let us be there for yours.
Call us at (214) 231-0555 for a no-cost consultation.