NYC Blindness Injury
A NYC Blindness Lawyer would agree that suffering from an injury affecting your vision turns your life upside down. This injury changes every aspect of your life, from your personal relationships and home life, to your career and finances. While genetic disorders and disease can cause this injury, accidents are often to blame. A severe blow to the head, resulting in a Head Injury, a workplace mishap such as a Construction Accident, an automobile accident or Slip and Fall can cause a Blindness injury as well. If your accident was caused due to the reckless and negligent acts of another, it is important to contact a NYC Personal Injury Lawyer from Step without delay.
Many different types of accidents can cause this injury. A sharp object in the eye, a splash of chemicals, a traumatic head injury or Medical Malpractice can be the cause. The main eye injuries causing Blindness include abrasions, ocular motor injuries, lacerations, glaucoma, a severe head or facial injury, and retinal detachment. Some eye injuries heal over time, while others result in permanent damage. Physicians feel that the critical window for healing an eye injury is 3 months.
A retinal detachment occurs when the victim gets a foreign object in their eye, or has sustained a substantial blow to the head. Surgery is required to correct the problem and prevent partial or complete vision loss. Exposure to ultraviolet or extremely bright light can cause a burn to the eye. When the eye has sustained a serious burn, little can be done to save the victim’s eyesight. Ocular motor injuries, glaucoma or cataracts are often seen as injuries that have been sustained in the workplace. It is important to know that both glaucoma and cataracts can be caused by an accident, are not just caused by genetics or disease.
When someone has corrected vision of 20/200, they are considered legally blind. A person with this level of sight impairment will likely need visual aids. Medical costs in this instance will be enormous. As if the physical challenges of this condition were not enough, there will likely be psychological issues to deal with as well. A NYC Injury Lawyer will explain that if the injury was caused by the recklessness or carelessness of someone else, you may have an action against them for damages.
When you meet with the legal team from our office, they will immediately gather all the pertinent evidence and begin calculating a lifetime cost for your injury, using economists and life planners. The experienced lawyers from our firm will pursue your case, seeking compensation for your past, present and future expenses related to your injury. Costs may include substantial medical expenses, rehabilitation (occupational as well as physical), and loss of earning capacity. Contact our office today at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW. We will provide you with a free case analysis and legal guidance on your first visit with us. Whether you were injured because of Car Accident, serious bike accident, workplace Scaffolding Accident, we can help you get the compensation you deserve. Come and see us in any of our New York City offices, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens or Staten Island. We also have locations in Westchester County, and Nassau County and Suffolk County on Long Island.