New York City Blindness Injury
While suffering from an injury is challenging, some injuries are worse than others. Blindness affects your life in every conceivable way. It affects your day-to-day activities, may prevent you from doing things you enjoy, and may prevent you from continuing to work in your chosen profession. Many different things can cause blindness, however it is often seen in relation to a serious Brain Injury, or in an accident that results in a severe Head Injury. An automobile accident, a serious Trip and Fall accident, or a workplace incident like a Construction Accident can be the cause. If your blindness was caused by an accident where negligence was present, it is extremely important to speak with a New York City Blindness Accident Lawyer from our team right away.
There are a variety of medical conditions that can cause Blindness. While it can be the consequence of a disease or genetic disorder, it can also be due to an accident related injury. A brain injury, a chemical splash in the workplace, sharp object or Medical Malpractice can be to blame. There are six eye injuries that can lead to Blindness, which include: cataracts, retinal detachment, abrasions, occular motor injury, glaucoma and lacerations. While some of these injuries could potentially heal with time, others can result in permanent blindness. Doctors feel that the critical period for improvement of an eye injury is three months.
When a victim experiences a severe blow to the head or has a foreign object in their eye, it can cause a retinal detachment. In this case, surgery is normally required to reattach the retina and prevent permanent Blindness. Burn injuries to the eye are also a common cause of eye injury or Blindness. A burn can occur from an extremely bright or ultraviolet light refracting directly into the eye. In this instance, if the eye is burned from the light, there is no known cure and blindness can result. Cataract, glaucoma and occular motor injuries can occur at the workplace. It is important to note that glaucoma and cataracts are often understood to be a disease, however they can also be caused by a serious injury to the eye.
Legal Blindness is defined as a person who has less than 20/200 corrected eyesight. If this is the case, the victim will usually need the assistance of visual aids. The medical costs associated with this degree of eye injury are substantial. Not only are there physical challenges to deal with, the victim may experience pronounced psychological problems in dealing with their condition. It is important to consult with a New York City Injury Lawyer from our office as soon as possible. If your Blindness or serious eye injury was caused by a negligent party, you are entitled to just compensation for your physical and mental pain and suffering.
A New York City Eye Injury Lawyer from Stephen Bilkis and Associates will go to work gathering medical experts, life planners and economists to determine the lifetime cost of your Blindness injury. Our team of experienced lawyers will aggressively pursue your case including compensation for not only past and present, but also future damages. You may be entitled to reimbursement for medial expenses, occupational and physical rehabilitation, loss of earning capacity and much more. Contact our office at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW for a free case evaluation. Whether you were injured die to a Bike Accident, a work related construction accident, or a severe Automobile Accident, you deserve just compensation for your injuries. We have offices throughout New York City including Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island and Manhattan. On Long Island, we have offices in Nassau County and Suffolk County. We also have offices in Westchester County, so contact us today.