Loss of Eyesight Lawyers Assist Victims throughout St. Louis County, St Charles County and Lincoln County
Trauma to the eye or brain can lead to blindness
Suffering vision loss or blindness in an accident can be a frightening and emotional experience. If you or a loved one has suffered a loss of vision in an accident caused by another party’s negligent actions, it is important to pursue compensation for your losses. The medical treatments and ongoing care resulting from your injuries can be expensive and last a lifetime. At the Law Office of Kenneth P. Carp, we represent accident victims who have suffered vision loss or blindness. Contact us to discuss your situation and determine if you have a case.
Vision loss or blindness can be caused by trauma to the eye, or by an injury to the brain. These types of injuries can result from a wide range of accidents or situations, including:
· Defective products
· Construction accidents
Are there different types of eye injuries that cause vision loss?
There are three main types of injuries that lead to vision loss or blindness, including:
Retinal detachment – A condition that may lead to permanent blindness, retinal detachment occurs when the retina tears loose from the rest of the eye. The only way to repair retinal detachment is through surgery.
Vitreous hemorrhage – The human eye contains a clear, jelly-like substance known as the vitreous humor. A hemorrhage, or blood leaking into the vitreous, can cause vision loss. In some cases, these injuries will heal with time. In others, medication may be required to address the issue.
Optic nerve damage – Often occurring in conjunction with traumatic head injuries, optic nerve damage results from increased pressure within the skull. This pressure can restrict blood circulation, causing significant damage to the optic nerve. Severe vision loss and complete blindness can result.
How do I file a claim for compensation for vision loss due to negligence?
If you or a loved one have suffered vision loss after an accident or incident caused by another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. To pursue financial compensation, you must file a personal injury claim.
Our St. Louis County loss of eyesight attorneys will help you pursue financial repayment for all costs and expenses, both past and present, relating to your injuries.
Compensable losses include:
· Medical bills and hospital visits
· Lost wages
· Permanent partial disability
· Rehabilitation and related equipment
· Necessary modifications to your home or vehicle to accommodate your vision loss
Discuss your legal options with our experienced attorneys
Temporary loss of vision or blindness can cause an interruption to your life. Permanent loss of vision can significantly alter your world. The Law Office of Kenneth P. Carp assists vision loss victims in St. Louis County, St. Charles County and Lincoln County. Call our office at (636) 947-3600 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation case review. We can meet with you after hours or in your home if necessary. We represent accident victims on a contingency fee basis, so you don’t pay unless we win.