Eye Injury Accident

Serving Daytona, Deltona and Palm Coast

(updated 2/23/2017)

Many people who are victims of preventable accidents suffer life-changing injuries. Sometimes these injuries require extensive treatment and rehabilitation, and other times victims are left with permanent disabilities and never return to life as they previously knew it. One part of the body that can cause particular difficulty for victims when injured is the eye. 

When one or both eyes are injured in an accident, many victims never fully recover. If you have suffered an eye or vision injury due to someone else’s negligence, an experienced Florida personal injury attorney can help you hold that party liable for your accident-related losses.

Common Eye and Vision Injuries

The eye is a very sensitive part of the body and can be injured in a surprising number of ways. The following are some examples of some common eye injuries that may affect a victim’s vision:

  • Foreign body lodged in the eye
  • Corneal abrasions
  • Corneal lacerations
  • Piercing or penetration of the eye
  • Burns to the surface of the eye
  • Ruptured globe
  • Hemorrhaging in the eye
  • Optic nerve damage

Trauma to the eye usually requires emergency medical care for possible stabilization and to prevent any further damage, if possible. Then, an eye injury victim often needs to visit an ophthalmologist who specializes in ocular trauma. Many victims of more serious eye and vision injuries require surgery to repair the damage and restore as much vision as possible. Even if their initial damage appears healed, many eye injury patients need ongoing medical care and monitoring because they have a higher risk for future problems such as glaucoma or complications from retinal scarring.

Recovering for Eye and Vision Injuries

Many eye injuries occur in accidents caused by another person’s negligence. Some common causes of such injuries include the following:

Under the law, people have a duty of care in certain situations in order to prevent injury. For example, drivers have the duty to drive in a reasonable manner to keep other drivers safe. When a party fails to abide by their duty or care and causes injury, they have acted negligently and should be held responsible for any resulting injuries or losses by victims.

If you have suffered an eye or vision injury because someone was negligent, you deserve proper compensation for all of your losses. Common losses may include medical expenses for past and future treatment, lost income from time off work, and pain and suffering. 

If you suffer irreversible damage or vision loss, you may also receive compensation for permanent disability, loss of enjoyment of life, and more. An experienced eye injury attorney knows how to present evidence and prove negligence in court to ensure that eye and vision injury victims receive the full settlement they deserve for past and future losses.

Eye injury cases can be complicated because of the common need for continual medical attention and long-term care, so you always want to have a lawyer who knows how to handle this particular type of case on your side. You can call us at (386) 777-7777 or fill out our online contact form below for a free case evaluation. Get the compensation you deserve.

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