Vision Loss after a Car Accident
Car accidents can be extremely harmful for those involved. Serious accidents can result in catastrophic injuries that lead to long-term or permanent damage. Some of these injuries may even impact a person’s vital senses, such as the vision.
Individuals who suffer vision loss after a car accident have the right to hold responsible parties liable for accident damages. The car accident lawyers at Chanfra & Chanfrau can provide invaluable legal representation to accident victims in Daytona Beach, FL, Palm Coast, FL, and surrounding areas. We understand the unique damages associated with vision loss, and will fight to get our clients the full compensation they deserve.
Accident Injuries That Can Result in Vision Loss
When people think of car accident injuries they often imagine cuts, contusions, broken bones, or head and neck injuries. While vision loss does not usually come to mind, it is a very real risk of a car accident. Car accident victims frequently suffer from facial injuries and head injuries (including brain injuries), either one of which can impact vision.
Specific car accident injuries that may compromise vision or result in total vision loss include:
- Retinal detachment: Head trauma can cause the retina to become separated from the back of the eye, which can result in permanent vision loss.
- Vitreous hemorrhage: A vitreous hemorrhage describes blood in the clear, jellylike substance that fills the center of the eyeball. This condition can cause floaters, hazy vision, or total vision loss. Head injuries are a common cause of vitreous hemorrhage.
- Optic nerve damage: A head injury can increase pressure within the skull, which can damage parts of the brain, like the optic nerves, by cutting off blood circulation. Optic nerve damage can cause visual disturbances, partial vision loss, or blindness.
Damages Stemming from Vision Loss
Vision loss can have a significant impact on a person’s ability to perform even the most basic functions, including reading, driving, and working. If vision loss is permanent, it will impact a person for the rest of his or her life.
Because of the effect that vision loss can have on a person’s life, damages rewarded in a car accident case involving vision loss tend to be steep. Our attorneys consider all potential areas of loss when seeking damages for our clients, including:
- Medical expenses
- Cost of ongoing care or treatment (which may include prescription lenses)
- Lost wages
- Loss of wage-earning ability (if a person is unable to return to work)
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
Hold Liable Parties Accountable
If another person or party is responsible for an accident that results in injuries and other personal losses, they should be held accountable. The attorneys at Chanfrau & Chanfrau can gather evidence to prove liability and fight on behalf of accident victims so they can collect financial compensation for resulting losses.
Contact Our Practice
To find out how the car accident lawyers at Chanfrau & Chanfrau can be of assistance to you in the aftermath of a collision, contact our practice at your earliest convenience, or call (866) 610-0653 to set up a consultation. Our legal team can recommend the best course of legal action based on the details of your situation.