If you’re suffering vision loss as the result of the negligence or recklessness of others, New York law permits you to bring a personal injury claim seeking financial compensation. The lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates are standing by to help you fight for what you deserve.
Dansker & Aspromonte Associates has been serving injured people in Brooklyn, Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, and Nassau and Suffolk counties since 1988. Our team has one goal in mind when we take on a case: to secure fair and just compensation. We will handle all aspects of your case and keep you updated every step of the way.
Damages You May Be Able to Recover in a Loss-of-Vision Claim
Besides the initial trauma which caused your loss of vision, you may also experience ongoing conditions including mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), chronic pain, diminishment to your quality of life, and all other non-economic damages as a result of the injury. These injuries all fall within the category of pain and suffering damages.
While each case is unique, pain and suffering damages are often the most substantial category of damage you can recover. If your injuries are deemed to be permanent, you may be entitled to recover pain and suffering damages for the rest of your life.
These damages involve recovery for all past and future medical costs for such services as doctor and emergency room visits, hospital stays, surgical procedures, adaptive equipment, caregivers, medications, and more.
If your injuries prevent you from working, you may be entitled to recover for all past, present, and future wages lost as a direct result of your injury. Compensation for lost wages should also include any diminishment to your earning capacity and any career advancement opportunities that your injury disqualifies you from.
Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Case
While you are not required to retain a personal injury attorney to bring a claim against the party responsible for your injuries, doing so will often result in more substantial compensation. Don’t attempt to negotiate a settlement with the at-fault party without speaking to an experienced and qualified team of lawyers first.
If you have been injured in an accident taking the following steps will help to build the strongest claim:
- Call the police or request that an incident report be completed
- Obtain immediate medical attention
- Gather the names and addresses of all witnesses
- Try to take photographs or video of the scene of the incident
- Do not give any statements to the at-fault party
- Do not post on social media
- Follow up with medical providers to document your condition
- Consult a lawyer for a free consultation to discuss your rights
Potentially Liable Parties
An immediate and thorough investigation of your injury will help us build the strongest claim for you. When you retain the lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, we will begin to gather and preserve evidence to show negligence on the part of another. Some of the actions we will take include: performing a site inspection where you were injured, obtaining copies of the police or incident report, if applicable, locating video footage if available, interviewing witnesses, hiring experts, and gathering your medical records to build a claim for maximum compensation.
Vision loss can occur in a wide variety and types of accidents including:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Premises falls
- Construction accidents
- Nursing home injuries
- Manufacturing defects
- Daycare negligence
- Medical malpractice
A Brooklyn attorney with our firm will review the events leading up to your accident to determine liability and prove fault.
We Offer Free Consultations
Even if you are not sure that you have a strong claim, call our lawyers for a free consultation. There is no obligation. Further, if we take on your case, you only pay an attorney’s fee when you recover compensation.
Call Our Attorneys Today to Get Started
Call today to get started. A member of our team will listen as you outline what happened, answer any questions you might have about how the legal process works, and advise you on what makes sense as you move forward. Act quickly to avoid jeopardizing your right to recover compensation.