Eye Injury Claims
Eye injuries are among some of the most devastating and debilitating injuries one may endure after a Florida motor vehicle accident. Eye injuries may result in a permanent loss of vision. For some, such an injury is the end of a career or suddenly requires constant supervision and care by in-home health aids. Eye injuries may also require expensive medical equipment and home accommodations to grant some independence to the accident victim.
What is an accident victim to do after suffering an eye injury in a Florida car accident? The first step—after pursuing medical treatment, of course—is to consult with a personal injury attorney. Florida personal injury attorneys carefully study medical records and accident reports to determine how an accident caused an injury. Next, they file claims against negligent drivers and their insurance companies to obtain compensation on behalf of their clients.
Some of the most prevalent types of accident-related eye injuries include:
- Fractures of the bones surrounding the eye
- Lacerations and cuts
- Corneal abrasions
- Chemical burns
- Retinal detachment
- Injuries due to the eye being penetrated by an object (glass, etc.)
Those who have suffered these types of injuries due to the negligence of another driver may be entitled to substantial compensation in a Florida personal injury claim.
Damages in a Florida personal injury claim may include:
- Medical expenses, including future medical costs
- Lost wages
- Loss of employment benefits
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
Depending on the case, other types of damages may also be available. Florida personal injury attorneys know which avenues of recovery to pursue to maximize the amount of compensation a client is entitled to.
Although no sum of cash can make up for a devastating injury, when someone’s negligence causes your injury, you should not be liable for the subsequent expenses.