It is easy to take healthy eyesight for granted. If you have never experienced vision loss or an eye injury, count yourself lucky. When an accident causes disfiguring damage to an eye or loss of vision, the victim’s life can be altered forever. Even with medical treatments, some eye damage cannot be undone. When severe eye injuries occur, there is no amount of money that can pay for the damage.
Common Eye Injury Accidents
For as valuable as our eyes are to our vision, function and appearance, they are exceedingly vulnerable. Exposure to chemicals, impact or puncture can cause irreversible damage to vision or the function of the eye. Even if the eye is not damaged, vision can be affected from head trauma or damage to the optical nerve. Some of the common accidents that can cause eye injury include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Workplace chemical-exposure accidents
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Sports injuries
- Slip and fall accidents
Even with the many medical advancements, eye injuries can be difficult to treat. Physical damage to the eye can cause both sensory loss and aesthetic concerns. When a preventable accident causes an eye injury, it can be difficult to put a price on the loss for the victim.
Compensation for Eye Injury Accidents
When an eye injury is caused by negligence, a personal injury lawsuit can seek compensation for damages. While no amount of money can make up for loss of vision or the pain of disfigurement, it can help victims avoid financial distress from their injury. To determine a “price” for an eye injury, many factors are considered. Some include:
- Medical costs for treatment
- Ongoing medical equipment or therapy needs
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Impact on quality of life
Because your eyes and vision are priceless, those who caused the eye injury should be held accountable for the damages and losses. If you or a loved one have sustained a serious eye injury caused by someone else’s negligence, contact our team at Maison Law. We can help you seek compensation for your loss and we will fight to get the highest award possible in your case. We serve clients from Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield and the surrounding communities.