Many people don’t think about the injuries that can be done to eyes during a car accident. Nevertheless, these injuries can be quite common. Worse, eye injuries aren’t even always immediately apparent. Car accident victims don’t always link their blurry vision or eye pain back to their accident, and adrenaline, as well as more immediate, serious injuries, can mask the pain for a short period of time.
You might be surprised to learn that falls are the most common causes of ocular injury, especially for those who are over the age of 60. Thus, many of our slip and fall clients present with eye injury, as well.
If you’re experiencing the symptoms of eye injury then it’s vital for you to reach out to an eye doctor or an emergency room immediately. Untreated eye injuries can cause long-term damage, or even blindness.
The most common eye injuries in falls are:
Symptoms could include pain, swelling, bruising, redness, and vision changes. If you experience any of these symptoms, you should get medical care right away.
The most common injuries are:
The fragments that can get into your eye are smaller than you might easily credit.
The longer they’re embedded, the greater the chance that you could suffer from blindness or other long-term complications. If you suspect you have debris in your eye, you should visit the emergency room right away.
If you have severe eye injuries you may need to stay in the hospital for two to three days. That, and the need for careful, specialized surgery, is why an eye injury can cost anywhere from $34,576 to $55,409. If there are complications such as infection then you can expect to pay even more. Even after receiving emergency care, you may now need glasses or other assistive devices to help you manage the long term damage.
This is not to deter you from receiving care. We recommend getting the very best care you can get. It’s to demonstrate why you might need compensation after someone else’s negligence causes eye injuries like these.
When eye injuries do lead to blindness or significant vision impairment the lives of our clients are forever altered. We look to your personal injury case to help you pay for assistive devices and training, as well as to help compensate you for the career you’ve lost and for the re-training you’ll need.
Your pain and suffering award can help compensate you for the pain, suffering, and lost quality of life you may be experiencing as a result of losing your vision.