Whether an injury is temporary or permanent, a serious accident can have a major impact on daily life. A personal injury lawyer can help recover damages for injuries, including lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.
When vision is impaired by an injury, the party responsible for the accident may be held liable for damages. At Quick Law Group, PLLC, our attorneys represent clients in personal injury and vision loss cases in Bellevue, WA. If you have suffered from vision loss as a result of an injury, please contact our law firm to learn more about your options for recovering damages.
Vision Loss and Injury
An injury to the eyes or head can affect vision, sometimes causing vision loss or impairment. Injuries may cause vision loss by directly impacting the eye, affecting the optic nerve, or as the result of a traumatic brain injury.
Sometimes vision loss is temporary with vision improving as the eye heals. Other times, vision loss is permanent and cannot be restored.
Causes of Vision Loss from Injury
Of course, any injury to the eyes may cause vision loss, but it is also possible for vision loss to occur without direct trauma to the eyes themselves but instead to the brain, where images received by the eyes are processed.
Unfortunately, negligence or unsafe conditions in places like a construction site or on the road can increase the risk of accidents that may cause vision loss. Some examples of injuries that may cause vision loss include:
- Debris from a car accident striking the eye
- An airbag deploying and hitting the face
- A chemical, such as a cleaning agent used in the workplace, entering the eyes
- An object, like heavy tools, hitting the head
- Traumatic brain injuries from a car accident, workplace accident, or other accident
- Seeing a bright explosion
- Suffering from a burn injury to the eyes and face
- Medical malpractice
Seeking Damages for Vision Loss
In order to recover damages for a vision loss injury in Bellevue, it must be demonstrated that the injury occurred due to the negligence of another party.
Liable parties in a personal injury and vision loss claims may be someone the victim knows, like an employer or doctor, or, when vision loss is caused by injuries from a car accident, the liable party may be someone who is unknown to the victim. Another possible liable party could be a company or manufacturer if an injury is caused by a defective product.
Once it is established that a vision loss from personal injury was caused by negligence, it may be possible to recover damages for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering for the physical and emotional impact on quality of life.
Schedule a Consultation
If you live in or around Bellevue and believe your vision loss injury was caused by someone else's negligence, the personal injury attorneys of Quick Law Group, PLLC are available to discuss the details of your case. Please call (425) 576-8150 to schedule a consultation.