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What Should I Do if I Lost My Vision In an Accident? 

Posted on in Personal Injury

orland park injury lawyerMost of us take our vision for granted. Without giving it a second thought, we drive, work, and spend time with our loved ones, never dreaming of how full or partial vision loss would meaningfully change our lives forever. But when an accident or someone else’s negligent or malicious behavior causes eye damage, a victim’s future can be changed in a split second. If you have suffered from a serious eye injury, seek advice from a personal injury attorney before you agree to a settlement or compensation from an individual, business, or insurance company.  

Vision Loss From Accidents or Attacks

Eye injuries and vision loss often happen when people are being careless, negligent, or malicious. Frequent accidents that involve vision loss include, but are not limited to: 

  • Vehicle accidents

  • Boating accidents 

  • Dog attacks 

  • Firework accidents 

  • Malfunctioning or defective products 

  • Fistfights 

  • Falls

When vision loss happens because of someone else’s negligence, a personal injury lawsuit can be an effective way to recuperate your medical expenses, suffering, and loss of future wages. Even if the responsible party does not have much money, their home or auto insurance companies may be a source of compensation. 

Vision Loss From Criminal Behavior

During a barfight, robbery, or other type of physical assault, injuries to the face are common and can have devastating consequences. If you were injured in an assault, you may want to wait for the criminal trial to be complete before you seek civil remedies in a personal injury lawsuit. A personal injury attorney can help you determine the right time to take action. 

Vision Loss and Workers’ Compensation

If the injury that caused vision loss occurred at work, the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance will likely cover the medical expenses, rehabilitative costs, and loss of past and future wages. However, even workers’ compensation sometimes denies claims or offers unfair compensation for catastrophic injuries. An attorney can help you negotiate a fair offer that takes into account your pain and suffering, as well as the long-term disability that you may suffer. And if a third-party was responsible for your vision loss while you were working, you may need the help of a personal injury attorney to hold that third party responsible. 

Schedule a Free Consultation with an Orland Park Vision Loss Accident Attorney 

Navigating the world with a full or partial vision loss requires a totally different approach to nearly every area of life. To get help recovering damages from the party responsible for your vision loss, schedule a free consultation with a Cook County personal injury attorney with Schwartz Injury Law. We offer a no-pressure environment so you can get the information you need to decide whether taking action is right for you. Call now at 708-888-2160

 

Sources: 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4162731/

https://www.news24.com/health24/medical/eye/about-eye/most-serious-eye-injuries-are-caused-by-falls-and-fights-20151119

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