Get a Dedicated Eye Injury Lawyer To Fully Recover
The impact of an eye injury can sometimes be permanent and whatever the case may be is life-changing. Eye injuries can impair a person’s vision or even cause a person to become blind. An eye injury can make earning a living tough and can completely hamper normal tasks and chores. If you or a loved one suffered an eye injury, then you may be able to seek compensation against the person, company, or organization whose negligence caused the injury. Working with a strong, dedicated, and disciplined eye injury lawyer can help you achieve the settlement you and your family deserve.
The Testa Law Group can help you get the financial settlement and compensation that you are entitled to cover your lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost enjoyment of life. Contact us to get your case started by calling (877) 780-9052 for a free consultation with an eye injury lawyer.
What is Blindness?
Did you know that there are over a million people in America that are legally blind? Blindness is the loss of vision in one or both eyes. There are many different levels of blindness. While some levels of blindness offer some vision, the vision is nowhere near healthy and whole eyesight. Someone who is labeled legally blind still can see light and in some cases observe blurry shapes. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, over two million people suffer eye injuries each year, and of those one million people 50,000 are left with part or all of their vision completely lost.
Some Types of Eye Injuries
Eye injuries can happen because of damage to the tear ducts, and other common circumstances that result in double vision or a complete loss of vision. Here are the three of the most common eye injuries:
- Anterior chamber hyphema – is an injury that occurs as a result of a person experiencing a hit in the eye and, as a result, blood enters the front chamber of the eye. This injury is traumatic and causes the inside of the eye to fill with blood.
- Torn/detached retinas – is an eye injury where the retina (a thin tissue located in the back of the eye that controls light exposure) gets torn or detached and, as a result, the injured person experiences critical vision problems that require surgery to correct.
- Iris/Pupil damage – is a severe eye injury causing damage to the muscles inside the eye responsible for controlling the size and shape of the pupil. This injury results in a person’s eyesight becoming blurry and unable to focus.
Common Causes of Eye Injuries
There are several ways a person can experience vision loss due to an eye injury. Apart from aging some infections and diseases cause vision issues, but a majority of vision loss cases are the result of personal injury situations. Here are the most frequent causes of eye injuries:
- Car accidents
- Chemical burns
- Amusement Parks
- Work accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Blunt trauma to the head
- Puncture wounds to the eye
- Pedestrian accidents
- Blunt trauma to the eye
- Puncture wounds to the head
- Sports injuries
- Physical altercation
- Construction accidents
- Industrial accidents
- Workplace accidents
Eye Injury Treatment
Depending on the details behind an eye injury, there are various ways of treating vision problems. Prescription eye medications, laser treatments, and vision-enhancing devices have all been successfully used to treat eye injuries.
Your doctor will be able to help you decide which treatment is best for you. Then, your Texas, Louisiana, and Florida personal injury attorney can help you to maximize your compensation to pay for such treatments and therapies.
Contact an Eye Injury Lawyer to Get Started on the Path to Recovery
Testa Law Group strives to help families affected by grave and catastrophic injuries. Call our Texas, Louisiana, and Florida catastrophic injury lawyers at (877) 780-9052 to discuss your situation for free with an eye injury lawyer.