Those suffering from eye injuries need not lose sight of financial compensation
Jacob, a fifteen-year-old soccer-player and honor roll student in High School, lost the use of his left eye after a negligent driver struck him in the side of the face with the side-view mirror of her van. The driver admitted that she had seen him from up the road and did not stop, swerve, or honk to prevent the accident. After the accident, Jacob needed to have five surgeries on his eye for the purposes of saving his vision, however, the damage was too great and the surgeries proved to be futile.
Jacob suffered numerous drawbacks from this experience including:
- His grades dropped. This ultimately disqualified him from a college scholarship for which he was striving.
- He has developed depression.
- His family has lost a considerable amount of income taking care of him.
- Having lost his depth perception he is no longer qualified to play sports.
Weitz & Luxenberg can step in at this point and help Jacob’s family seek financial compensation for these losses. Contact our law firm today for a free legal consultation concerning your eye injury case.
Types of eye injuries
Eye injuries can be broken down into the following categories (emedicinehealth.com):
- Chemical– when chemicals like acids, bases, or aerosol enters the eye. All of which cause damage ranging from minor irritation to vision loss.
- Trauma to the iris– this happens from blows to the eye, usually a blunt object or a fist.
- Corneal abrasions– the cornea is a special transparent layer of skin that covers the eye and protects it. Often types a tree branch or other long, sharp objects can cut the cornea, which can result in severe pain and vision problems
- Ultraviolet keratitis (also known as corneal flash burn) – this is essentially a sunburn on your cornea. It happens most frequently in tanning booths, improper welding, and when staring at the sun.
- Hyphemas and orbital blowout fractures– this happens from blows to the area surrounding the eye, which can hurt the eye indirectly.
- Lacerations– any cut to or around the eye.
- Foreign materials in the eye– foreign objects such as bits of metal or plastic that get into the eye can cause serious infection and severe pain.
How Weitz & Luxenberg can help
Those who have sustained a serious eye injury as a result of the negligence of another party have the right to seek compensation for expenses such as:
- Any necessary surgeries related to the incident
- Any medical treatment related to the injury
- Lost income due to hospitalization
- Pain and suffering
- Future income lost due to forced retirement as a result of the injury
- Therapy or counseling costs related to the injury
To get started, fill out the form on this page. Simply explain your eye injury case and submit the form. At our earliest convenience, a representative of Weitz & Luxenberg will contact you shortly to give you a free legal consultation. Contact us today; we want to hear your case.