Eye injuries can be permanent and life-altering. These types of cases often involve unique challenges, but we can help you.
If you’ve suffered vision loss or a serious eye injury caused by someone else’s actions or negligence, you may be able to recover significant financial compensation through a personal injury claim. Call our Dallas eye injury lawyers at 1-877-405-4313 so that we can examine your case at no cost, and discuss your legal (and medical) options moving forward.
It’s estimated that 90 percent of what you perceive comes through visual stimuli. Injuries to the eyes can put you out of work, diminish your quality of life, and even alter your physical appearance. Our job at Rasansky Law Firm is to help you recover compensation that can be used to pay your medical bills, pay for any future medical treatments, and cover your lost wages, as well as compensate you for pain and suffering, emotional distress, disfigurement, and any loss of future earning capacity.
Personal injury law is complex, and the options available to you may vary depending on the facts of your potential case. Injuries sustained at work, for example, may only be covered by workers’ compensation (preventing you from filing a work injury claim), but this is NOT always the case. Every situation is unique, and we urge you to call or email us for a free consultation.
Eye injuries stem from many causes.
There are various causes of eye injuries, and many present unique legal circumstances that can affect your ability to recover money damages. Here are a few common examples:
- While there are over 2.5 million eye injuries reported each year, it’s estimated that up to 2,000 eye injuries happen on a daily basis at American workplaces alone. If your eye injury occurred at work, you may be required to file a workers’ comp claim rather than a normal personal injury claim. However, do not trust what your company tells you. Have your attorney verify their workers’ comp coverage during your initial consultation, as this could have a HUGE impact on your ability to sue.
- A LASIK® eye surgery procedure gone wrong , or even routine cataract surgery, can leave you with diminishing vision, and even infections which can compromise not only your eye, but the tissue around it. These types of cases would fall under medical malpractice law, so be sure to consult with an attorney who has experienced with medical negligence cases.
- A car accident which sends shards of glass flying into your eyes can lead to blindness, dry eye syndrome and so much more. In addition, a fracture to the eye socket can result in pieces of bone affecting the nerves around your eye, making it difficult to open and/or close, and often requiring extensive surgery.
- Defective lenses can irritate your eyes and mess with your vision, sometimes permanently if you’ve been using them for an extended amount of time. If an optometrist or ophthalmologist is to blame, the case will be filed as a medical malpractice claim. If it turns out that the lenses were defective or mislabeled, you may have a potential product liability claim.
Additionally, injuries to the eyes are often caused by chemical burns, construction accidents, defective machinery, surgical mistakes, prescription drug side-effects, sports injuries, and more. Some of the most-common types of eye injuries include a dislocated optical lens, optic nerve avulsion, retinal detachment, and orbital fractures.
Eye injuries can lead to things such as blurred or double vision, impaired eyelid movement, damaged tear ducts, nerve damage, vision loss, and even total blindness or the loss of an eye. In many cases, an eye injury can increase your risk of developing glaucoma in the future, and can even lead to an increase in headaches and vertigo.
Determining the value of your case.
Compensation tends to vary greatly with cases involving eye injuries, but generally speaking, severe cases can garner significant recoveries to the tune of millions of dollars. This is due to the high cost of medical bills, surgery, and rehabilitation, but also due to the fact that vision loss is a traumatic and often life-changing disability. If your eye injury results in you losing your ability to return to your job or career, your attorney will also seek damages to cover your loss of future earnings.
We will do everything in our power to help you recover from this injury financially, as well as help you seek out the medical treatment you need in order to make you whole again. We empathize with you, and promise to fight for every penny you deserve.
Speak With a Dallas Personal Injury Attorney For Free
The attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to speak to you about your potential case free of charge. If we can help with your claim, we’ll do so for no out-of-pocket cost to you. Call us 24/7 at (214) 651-6100, or toll-free at 1-877-405-4313.