Accident-Related Injuries: How an Accident Can Result in Blindness
Any accident that causes injuries can be traumatic but some accidents are worse than others. This is especially true when an accident causes a serious permanent impairment such as blindness. If you or a loved one is blinded as a result of an accident, your life could change forever. If that accident was the fault of someone else- whether a person, company or government agency – it can be very important to gather evidence and take appropriate legal action.
A Miami accident attorney can provide you with representation after an accident has left you blind. We make the process of pursuing your claim easy and we dedicated ourselves to helping you get the compensation you need for any emotional and financial losses such as reduced wages at work due to blindness or expenditures spent on medical care and adaptive devices. To find out more about the help we can offer, give us a call today.
How Accidents Can Cause Blindness
Blindness can occur for many different reasons, but some of the top ways that accidents can cause blindness include the following:
- Trauma to the eye: Blunt force trauma or penetrating trauma can damage the retina or optic nerve and can make it impossible for you to be able to see. Blunt force trauma often occurs when you strike your eye, such as when you are involved in an auto accident or suffer a fall. Penetrating trauma can occur if something penetrates or pierces the eye. If a sharp object penetrates your eye as a result of a car accident, this would be an example of penetrative trauma.
- Exposure to toxins: If acid or other corrosive chemicals get into your eye, permanent damage can occur that makes it impossible for you to see. This is a common cause of blindness for people who may get chemicals in their eyes while they are working.
- Head injury: Damage to the brain can impact your brain’s ability to process the signals that your eye sends, thus causing you to become unable to see.
- Loss of your eye: If an accident causes the loss of one eye, this can affect your vision in profound ways, especially peripheral vision. If you lose both eyes, then you obviously will be unable to see at all.
- Undiagnosed disease: If you develop a medical condition such as macular degeneration, the macula is slowly destroyed, affecting your ability to do certain tasks. While macular degeneration isn’t curable, when properly diagnosed and treated you can slow its progression to protect your vision.
If you or a loved one has been blinded by any accident and you believe someone else may have been to blame, you should give us a call today as soon as possible for help. A Miami accident attorney at our firm will work closely with you to determine if you can prove the cause of the blindness and to fight for the compensation you deserve. Give us a call today to learn more.