If you or a loved one has experienced visual impairment after a personal injury accident, we understand the immense physical, emotional, and financial toll it can take.

At Held, Held & Held in Brooklyn, we are here to offer compassionate legal support to help you through this difficult time. Our experienced team of personal injury lawyers has helped countless victims of visual impairment seek the compensation and justice they deserve.

We will work tirelessly to build a strong case, navigate the legal complexities, and fight for your rights. Let us be your trusted allies on this challenging journey.

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Common Causes of Visual Impairment

Visual impairment can occur due to various causes, often resulting from personal injury accidents.

Here are some common causes of visual impairment:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI) — Severe head trauma—such as those sustained in car accidents, slip and fall accidents, or sports-related incidents—can lead to visual impairment. Damage to the brain, particularly the areas responsible for processing visual information, can result in partial or complete loss of vision.
  • Eye trauma — Direct trauma to the eyes from accidents involving sharp objects, projectiles, or impact can cause significant damage, including corneal abrasions, retinal detachment, or damage to the optic nerve.
  • Chemical exposure — Exposure to hazardous chemicals or substances can cause severe eye injuries and visual impairment. Chemical burns or corrosive substances coming into contact with the eyes can result in long-term damage, including partial or complete blindness.
  • Medical malpractice — Errors during eye surgeries—such as laser eye surgeries, cataract surgeries, or glaucoma treatments—can cause visual impairment if the procedure is performed negligently or if complications arise due to medical negligence.
  • Workplace accidents — Industrial accidents involving hazardous materials, flying debris, or workplace negligence can lead to eye injuries and visual impairment. Workers in construction, manufacturing, or other high-risk occupations are particularly susceptible to such accidents.

Steps to Take After Visual Impairment

Here are important steps to consider following a visual impairment:

  • Seek immediate medical attention. Contact a healthcare professional specializing in ophthalmology or optometry as soon as possible. Timely evaluation and treatment are crucial to assess the extent of your visual impairment, determine the underlying cause, and explore available treatment options.
  • Consult a personal injury lawyer. Seek legal advice from a Brooklyn personal injury lawyer like the professionals at Held, Held & Held. They will evaluate your case, help determine liability, and guide you through the legal process to pursue fair compensation for your injuries and losses.
  • Gather evidence. Work with your lawyer to gather evidence related to your accident and resulting visual impairment. This may include accident reports, medical records, witness statements, photographs, or expert opinions. The evidence will help establish liability and support your claim for compensation.
  • Pursue compensation. With the guidance of your personal injury lawyer, initiate the legal process to seek compensation for your visual impairment. This may involve filing a personal injury lawsuit or negotiating a settlement with the responsible party’s insurance company.

Symptoms of Visual Impairment

Visual impairment can manifest in various ways, depending on the underlying cause and the severity of the condition.

Here are some common symptoms associated with visual impairment:

  • Blurred vision
  • Partial vision loss
  • Complete vision loss
  • Difficulty seeing at night
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Eye pain or discomfort
  • Double vision
  • Eye strain and fatigue
  • Color vision deficiency
  • Loss of depth perception
  • Eye movements and coordination issues
  • Difficulty reading or recognizing faces

Remember to consult with a healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate medical advice if you experience any of these symptoms.

Compensation for Visual Impairment

Compensation for visual impairment resulting from a personal injury accident can vary depending on several factors, including the jurisdiction, the severity of the impairment, and the circumstances of the accident.

Here are some potential elements of compensation that may be pursued:

  • Medical expenses — Compensation for past, current, and future medical costs associated with the treatment, rehabilitation, and ongoing care for the visual impairment. This may include expenses for surgeries, medications, assistive devices, vision aids, therapy, and specialist consultations.
  • Lost wages — Compensation for the income and earning capacity lost due to the visual impairment. This may include both past and future lost wages, including potential reductions in future earning potential caused by the impairment.
  • Pain and suffering — Damages awarded for the physical pain, emotional distress, and mental anguish endured due to the visual impairment and its impact on your quality of life.
  • Rehabilitation and assistive devices — Compensation for the costs associated with vision rehabilitation programs, adaptive technology, assistive devices, and modifications to living spaces to accommodate the visual impairment.

How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help

A personal injury lawyer can provide valuable assistance if you have suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. They can help protect your legal rights, guide you through the legal process, and work to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries.

Specifically, a personal injury lawyer can investigate the circumstances of your injury, collect evidence to support your case, and negotiate with insurance companies and opposing counsel. They can also represent you in court if necessary and provide guidance and support throughout the entire legal process.

Contact Held, Held & Held Today

At Held, Held & Held, we understand the life-altering impact that visual impairment can have on personal injury victims. We recognize the physical, emotional, and financial challenges you face as you navigate this difficult journey. Our dedicated team of personal injury lawyers is here to offer compassionate support, unwavering advocacy, and a commitment to helping you rebuild your life.

Your well-being is our priority. We will strive to secure the maximum compensation available, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and future care needs. Our aim is to help you regain stability, access necessary resources, and find a path forward that promotes your physical and emotional healing.

Contact us today to take your first step toward recovery and justice.

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