Long Island Blindness Injury
Losing your vision is an extremely challenging injury to contend with. This type of injury affects your family and can prevent you from working in your chosen profession, or doing things that you enjoy. Add to this, medical bills and emotional and physical pain and suffering, and it can be a tough road ahead for the victim. Loss of sight can occur due to an illness, but is often caused by a terrible accident. Traumatic loss of sight is commonly caused by a head injury caused because of a severe slip and fall accident, construction accident, or car accident caused by a negligent party. If you need to speak with a Long Island personal injury attorney because your loss of vision was caused by another person’s negligence contact an experienced Long Island personal injury lawyer who will look close at the details your case and work aggressively to make sure that you receive the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.Common causes of vision loss
Blindness or a decrease in the ability to see can be caused by a serious injury directly to the eye itself such as a piercing injury, ocular motor injury, retinal detachment, chemical burn, abrasions or lacerations, glaucoma or cataracts. Vision loss can also be caused by a head injury, exposure to bright lights, or medical malpractice. Some of the most common causes of vision loss include:
- Assaults. A criminal assault involving a hit to the head, face, or eye, or a knife or gunshot wound to the head face or eye.
- Bright lights. Looking directly into a light that is particularly bright such as a laser or the light from an explosion.
- Chemicals. Dangerous chemicals splashed into an eye such as household cleaning products, industrial chemicals, or chemicals used at a construction site or scientific laboratory.
- Foreign objects. A foreign object, even tiny particles such as grit, can damage the eye and cause a vision loss.
- Head trauma. Car accidents and construction accidents can lead to blindness because both types of accidents frequently involve victims receiving severe blows to the head. Sharp objects. Sharp objects such as pens, pencils, scissors, knives, screwdrivers and nails can lead to blindness by puncturing the eye.
When a victim loses the ability to see, the victim experiences both physical and psychological suffering. It is difficult to adjust to life and experience life when you suddenly cannot see very well or at all. There are also financial ramifications because of medical expenses and the inability to work. By filing a personal injury claim against the person whose negligence caused the accident that led to your vision, you may be able to recover financial compensation to ease our financial difficulties. You may receive compensation for:
- Medical expenses: Emergency room treatment, your hospital stay, surgery, outpatient treatment, visits to your doctors and specialists, and medications.
- Assistive technology: Special computer programs, special glasses, a service dog, a cane, magnifiers, voice activated systems, large format or Braille books, and other tactile systems.
- Lost income: Lost paychecks, lost benefits, loss of self-employment income, loss of future earning capacity.
- Pain and suffering: Losing one's sight is a physically, emotionally and mentally painful experience. Therefore, you may also receive substantial compensation for your physical pain and emotional suffering.
If you have suffered loss of vision in an accident that was caused by another person's negligence, you need to take action to protect your rights and to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation you deserve. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates are experienced in handling personal injury cases stemming from auto, truck, motorcycle, boat, and construction accidents. Contact us at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW (1-800-696-9529) to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We represent clients in the following locations: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Staten Island, Suffolk County and Westchester County.