If you or a loved one has suffered an eye injury or vision loss as the result of an accident caused by another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your losses. To Recover money for losses, victims must file a personal injury claim with the insurance companies involved.
At Davis Law Group, our Seattle loss of eyesight attorneys will assist you in pursuing financial repayment for all costs and expenses — both past and present — related to your injuries. Those damages may include:
- Medical bills and/or hospital visits
- Lost wages and/or earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Rehabilitation and related equipment
- Modifications to your home and/or lifestyle to accommodate vision loss
For a free case evaluation with an attorney at Davis Law Group, call (206) 727-4000, use the chat feature below or fill out the form on this page.
Types of Traumatic Eye Injuries
There are many types of eye trauma injuries. Some of the most common eye injuries include the following:
- Orbital fracture
- Torn and detached retina
- Globe rupture
- Corneal abrasion
- Traumatic hyphema
- Eyelid trauma
- Traumatic iritis
- Loss of eye/vision Loss
- Hemorrhages (vitreous, retinal, subconjunctival)
Common Causes of Eye Injuries or Vision Loss
Eye injuries, vision loss or blindness can be caused by trauma to the eye, or by an injury to the brain. These types of injuries can be caused by a wide range of accidents or situations, including:
- Auto accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Defective products
- Medical malpractice
- Slip and falls
- Construction accidents
Types of Eye Injuries That Cause Vision Loss
There are three primary types of eye injuries that lead to vision loss or blindness. Those include:
- Retinal detachment. When the retina tears away from the rest of the eye, the injury will have to be repaired through surgery. If unsuccessful, it may result in a condition that leads to permanent blindness.
- Vitreous hemorrhage. The clear, jelly-like substance in the human eye is called the vitreous humor. If a hemorrhage occurs (blood leaking into the vitreous) it can cause vision loss. Vision may come back over time, and medication may be required to recover.
- Optic nerve damage. This often goes along with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). When the skull is placed under increased pressure, it will restrict blood circulation and cause damage to the optic nerve. Vision loss or blindness may result.
Vision Injury Lawyers in Washington
Temporary loss of vision or blindness can cause an interruption to your life. Permanent blindness can significantly affect the rest of your life. Davis Law Group assists vision loss victims in Seattle and across Washington state.
Lawsuits involving traumatic eye injury can bring substantial verdicts or settlements. It is important to hire an attorney that has experience handling complex vision cases. Contact the eye injury lawyers at Davis Law Group to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. Call 206-727-4000.