Grand Junction Vision Loss and Eye Injury Attorneys
Our eyes are an essential part of our ability to interact with the world. They take in visual information, and our brains translate it, allowing us to understand our environment and react to any sudden changes. This ability, however, is not guaranteed, and many people are unlucky enough to suffer from eye injuries and vision loss as a result of another person’s negligent actions.
Suffering a debilitating eye injury can completely change your life. It may leave you unable to work, drive, or even live independently. This can be a difficult trauma to cope with. While recovering damages from the person at fault for your accident won’t undo the damage that was done, it can allow you to live your life comfortably as you recover. For compassionate and dedicated help, call Peters & Nolan, LLC at (970) 243-4357 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Grand Junction vision loss attorney.
Many of us take our vision for granted as it is something we may have always had. The truth is, however, that the systems that make up our eyes are incredibly delicate and can become damaged in any number of scenarios. In fact, you don’t even need to experience any direct eye trauma to lose your ability to see. Our brain interprets the data that our eyes collect. This means that if you experience brain damage, it could result in partial or full blindness. A simple fall could be enough to leave you permanently disabled.
Common ways that you may injure your eye or love your vision include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Dog attacks
- Swimming pool accidents
An eye injury or damage to the brain can be catastrophic and lead to a life-long disability. However, an accident that impacts your vision does not automatically mean you will go blind, and it is important to know exactly what kind of injury you are suffering from when seeking treatment or damages.
The eyes and all related systems are incredibly intricate. Our eyesight is far more advanced than many other animals, and, as such, that means we can suffer from several types of eye and vision-related injuries. Some of the most common injuries include:
- Partial vision loss
- Double vision
- Blurred vision
- Damage to the optic nerve
- Light sensitivity
- Lowered peripheral vision
- Lowered ability to see in the dark
- Full blindness
After suffering an injury to the eye, you may assume that the exact nature of what you are suffering from does not matter that much in the long run. However, your injuries will determine what treatment you get, how far-reaching the impact of your injury is on your life, and how much you may receive in damages.
Your treatment will depend on what kind of injury you are suffering from and how the injury was caused. If your eye was injured directly, then the medical professionals treating you may perform surgery on your eye in order to correct the damage or prevent further vision loss from occurring. On the other hand, of the damage is unfixable, and allowing your eye to stay in your head may cause the injury to spread, then your eye may have to be removed altogether.
In the case of brain damage, surgery or medications may be required to help you heal and recover. It is likely that following the initial treatment you will have to attend cognitive therapy appointments in order to re-train your brain. These appointments, as well as the many surgeries, can cost you a great deal. Recovering financially from such a debilitating injury is no easy task, but that is precisely why filing a claim may be your best option for healing.
After suffering permanent eye damage or vision loss, you will be left feeling unsure of your future. How will you afford your medical bills? Will you be able to return to work? How will you get around if you can no longer drive yourself? These questions are terrifying, but it is important to remember that if your accident was caused by negligence, then you may be able to file a claim and recover damages. There are two categories that you can receive compensation for in a personal injury claim: economic damages and non-economic damages.
Economic damages include all financial losses you faced as a direct result of the accident. That can include things like medical bills, lost wages, and property damage. Proving economic damages will include showing medical bills, old pay stubs, and any cost estimates on your property damage, so you will want to hang on to all financial records after your accident.
Non-economic damages allow you to recover compensation for non-monetarily related damages that you had to deal with due to the accident. This could be pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and a lowered quality of life. Proving that you deserve compensation for non-economic damages can be a little more difficult than just hanging on to old bills. However, when it comes to vision loss or eye injuries, it can be easy to argue that you have suffered a lowered quality of life so long as you have a skilled personal injury attorney by your side.
Suffering from vision loss as a result of negligence can be incredibly traumatizing. Your entire life is changed in just one moment. While the team at Peters & Nolan, LLC can’t reverse what happened, our Grand Junction personal injury attorneys can help you get the compensation you deserve. For skilled and passionate help, call our firm at (970) 243-4357. We have years of experience fighting for our clients, and now we want to fight for you.
- Vision Impairment and Blindness - MedlinePlus
- Overview of Eye Injuries - Merck Manual
- National Eye Institute
Peters & Nolan, LLC is your ideal source for high quality legal representation throughout the state of Colorado. Known for being personable and responsive, attorneys Andrew J. Peters and Andrew Nolan are aggressive trial lawyers with an excellent record of trying and settling cases in criminal defense, DUI/DWAI and personal injury.