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Personal Injury Claims Involving Loss of Vision Caused by a Car Crash

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Houston Personal Injury LawyerOur ability to see the world around us is something that most people take for granted. It is only when the gift of sight is taken from us that we truly understand how precious this gift really is. If you or a loved one suffered vision loss in a motor vehicle accident, you know this firsthand. If another party’s negligence caused you to suffer an eye injury, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages.

Reduced Eyesight Caused by Car Accident Injuries

When we think about car accidents, we usually think of injuries like broken bones or internal organ damage. However, the eyes are extremely vulnerable in a severe accident. Eye injuries may involve:

  • Shards of glass entering the eye in an accident

  • Airbag chemicals or debris that is deployed during impact

  • Ocular fractures caused by striking the head on the interior of the vehicle

  • Detached retina caused by severe trauma experienced during the accident

  • Ruptured globe caused by a penetrating injury or blunt impact to the eye

  • Traumatic brain injury resulting in vision loss

For some victims, vision loss is temporary. Others never regain full vision in the affected eye or eyes. If you or a loved one experienced an injury that left you with reduced eyesight, you should know that you may be able to seek justice through a personal injury claim.

Seeking Justice and Compensation After a Wreck Causes Vision Loss

Impaired driving, speeding, improper lane changes, texting and driving, and countless other forms of negligent driving can lead to an accident in which someone is seriously injured. Defective products caused by negligent design or manufacturing can also result in preventable accidents. In situations like these, victims may be entitled to damages through a personal injury claim or lawsuit.

Car accident victims may be able to recover monetary compensation for their financial and non-financial damages. If you suffered vision loss because of a crash you may be entitled to reimbursement for your medical expenses including surgery, hospitalization, mediation, medical devices, MRIs and other medical tests, physical therapy, vocational therapy, and more. You may also be entitled to compensation for the income you lost while you were unable to work due to your injuries. If your vision loss negatively affects your ability to work, you may be entitled to compensation for your reduced earning capacity. Pain and suffering, reduced quality of life, loss of functioning, and mental anguish may also be compensable.

Contact a Houston Vision Loss Injury Attorney

If you or a loved one suffered vision loss in a car accident, contact a Harris County personal injury attorney to discuss your legal options. Call our office today at Law Office of Shane R. Kadlec for a free consultation.

 

Source:

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/16988-eye-injuries

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