Eye Injury Lawyer in Linden
Eye injuries are becoming more and more common often caused by accidents or the negligence of doctors. While eye injuries can be caused by uncommon circumstances like failed laser eye surgery, too much exposure to ultra violet rays in places like tanning salons, defective contact lenses, the majority are from ordinary car accidents and injuries that are work-related eye injuries. Each day more than 2,000 U.S. workers seek some form of medical treatment because of an eye injury sustained at work. More than 800,000 work-related eye injuries occur each year particularly at construction sites. In 70% of these cases the injury is sustained by contact with an object or equipment. The remainder for the most part were caused by exposure to harmful substances or environments. This information was determined by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) (http://www.cdc.gov/Features/dsworkPlaceEye/)
Eye injuries that result in partial or total loss of vision are traumatic experiences. Sadly, eye injury and vision loss cases are becoming frequent sources of personal injury litigation. Defective products, medical malpractice and auto accidents are all contributing factors to eye injury and vision loss caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of others. Determining liability in an eye injury case is challenging and requires the help of a highly experienced personal injury attorney who is familiar with these types of cases.
Eye Injury Caused by Head Trauma
When you sustain trauma to the head in an accident, you can suffer what is called a traumatic brain injury (TBI), which can leave you with physical, cognitive, and sensory impairments. Some of the symptoms you may be subject to include:
- Sensitivity to light and glaring
- Blurred vision and double vision
- Difficulty in reading and focusing on small words
- Memory problems
- Aching in your eyes or headaches caused by visual tasks
- Reduction in vision capabilities
- Eye movement problems such as focusing or tracking
- Reduced ability to comprehend
If you or a loved one has experienced an eye injury resulting in partial or total vision loss, let the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Charney, LLC help you get the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering. Please contact us today to speak with a qualified personal injury attorney who can examine your case at no cost and discuss your legal rights and options.
Other Causes of Eye Injuries
There are numerous instances in which an individual sustains a serious eye injury through no fault of their own. While most cases of personal injury result in physical, emotional, and financial losses, eye injury and vision loss victims find the consequences even more devastating. Some causes of eye injury and vision loss include, but are not limited to:
- LASIK Surgery – LASIK surgery errors or optometry mistakes could result in eye injury and vision loss.
- Contact Lens Solution – Bausch & Lomb’s defective contact lens solution, as well as other drugs, can pose serious risks to the eyes.
The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to accept your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary award or recovery of funds.