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The Value of a Blindness Injury

There is little argument that no other injury affects your life like a blindness injury can. The loss of vision has a profound effect on your everyday life. These injuries can happen as a result of a serious traumatic brain injury, construction accident, industrial accident or car accident. If you have lost your sight due to the negligence of another, you may be wondering what the value of a blindness injury is. Contact a New York City blindness injury lawyer from Stephen Bilkis and Associates for legal guidance.

Trauma to the head or eye can result in:

  • Total loss of vision
  • Blurred vision
  • Injury to optic nerve
  • Corneal abrasion
  • Lacerations
  • Foreign material lodged in eye
  • Burns
  • Injury to iris

There are six main injuries that can happen to the eye: cataracts, glaucoma, abrasions, lacerations, retinal detachment, and oculomotor injuries. Some of these injuries are very painful and cause temporary blindness, but the victim will make a full recovery. A good example of this is a corneal abrasion.

Other injuries can require surgery, such as with a retinal detachment. Other injuries can result in permanent blindness, such as with a oculomotor injury, cataract or glaucoma.

If you or a loved one has sustained an injury causing blindness you likely have many questions. If you are considering taking legal action, you are probably wondering what the value of a blindness injury is.

The first step is for you to choose a law firm you can trust. Our New York City blindness injury lawyers have experience and a reputation of success. Stephen Bilkis and Associates has decades of experience handling personal injury cases. In fact, our attorneys have won jury verdicts and settlements of over one half billion dollars ($500,000,000). Our legal team's number one priority is getting you and your family the compensation you deserve.

In order to properly assess the value of your case, a blindness injury lawyer familiar with New York City case law will need to figure out the amount of damages you have. Your damages are the losses you have suffered because of your injury.

Medical Damages: Medical damages are the sum total of all of your medical expenses that you have incurred because of your injury. In the case of a blindness injury, chances are high that you have already incurred a large amount of medical expenses. Your damages amount will also include any medical expenses that you anticipate in the future. Perhaps you will need more surgeries, or require emotional and physical therapy for instance.

Lost Income: It is very likely that you have been unable to work for a period of time because of your injury. Your lawyer will calculate the dollar amount that you would have been made had you not been injured. If you have a permanent injury and will be unable to return to work, the amount of money you would have made will be included. This amount can easily run into hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Pain and Suffering: Your deserve to be compensated for the emotional and physical pain you have suffered because of injury. No one can fully appreciate your immense loss, but the courts use a calculation to determine an amount that is fair given the extent of your injury. Because this type of injury affects your family as well, you may be able to collect for loss of consortium as well.


Insurance coverage is critical. Every insurance company will operate slightly differently and have a different method of assessing the value of your claim. Also, if the defendant's insurance policy limit is one million dollars, you may not be able to collect an amount higher than that amount. There may be other avenues to consider however, which our legal team can explain to you.

The following are examples of personal injury cases in the New York area:

Nassau County, New York - $2,000,000 Verdict Due to misdiagnosis of genetic disorder, plaintiff treated for wrong illness.

Queens County, New York - $5,000,000 Verdict Failure to properly diagnose encephalitis.

Bronx County, New York - $5,700,000 Verdict Slip and fall results in serious injuries.

Sustaining an injury that has caused blindness is physically and emotionally taxing thing to deal with. The lawyers at Stephen Bilkis and Associates understands this, and want to help you put the pieces of your life back together. Call us and speak to a blindness injury lawyer at one of our New York City offices. We have locations in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island, as well as Nassau County, Suffolk County and Westchester County. Call today at 800.696.9529.

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