Eye injuries that result in a loss of vision are life-changing events that affect every aspect of your life. If you’re experiencing vision loss as a result of someone else’s negligence, you have the right to hold them accountable. A Manhattan lawyer with our firm will act as your advocate and fight for your rights.
Dansker & Aspromonte Associates has been fighting for the rights of injured New Yorkers since 1988. Serving Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties, our goal is the same regardless of the specifics of your case: we will work tirelessly to stand up for what you deserve and secure the best possible outcome for you and your family.
How to Protect Your Rights After Discovering Vision Loss
Regardless of whether your vision loss is permanent or reversible, the effects it has on your professional career, your relationships with friends and family, and your overall quality of life can be profound. At the very least, you are likely facing thousands of dollars in medical bills and weeks or months of lost wages.
Figuring out your next step once you determine your vision loss to be the result of others’ negligence can prove confusing. A loss of vision lawyer on our team can guide you in moving forward to ensure your voice doesn’t get lost in the legal proceedings.
Understanding what Qualifies as Vision Loss
Too many victims are under the impression that they have legal standing only if they’ve suffered acute vision loss that has left them blind or near-blind. Loss of vision includes much more than blindness and often happens gradually over a period of weeks or months. If you’re suffering from any of the following symptoms, you’re likely experiencing vision loss and may be able to seek compensation.
- Blurred or double vision
- Seeing auras, floaters, streaks, or light flashes
- A sudden and notable inability to see close up or far away
Once you’ve received a diagnosis, the question of liability arises. Your first step in determining whether another party can be found liable for your injuries is to consult an attorney with experience in loss of vision cases.
How to Establish Liability and Recover Damages
Successful injury cases revolve around your ability to prove fault. In loss of vision cases, there are a number of parties that can be responsible for your injuries. Determining who the liable parties are will dictate the type of case you file. Loss of injury cases generally fall under one of three categories.
- Personal injury claims: Includes car accidents, slip and fall injuries, assault, pedestrian accidents, and more
- Workers’ compensation claims: Includes slip and fall accidents, exposure to toxic chemicals, construction zone accidents, and more
- Medical malpractice claims: Includes any injuries sustained during a medical procedure or as a result of the negligence of a medical provider
Each of these claims has its own regulations and statute of limitations requirements. Therefore, your attorney’s first step will be to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the events leading up to your accident. As evidence is collected and preserved, it can be analyzed and assessed to paint a clear picture of who is responsible for your suffering.
Potentially Liable Parties Can Include:
- Property owners
- Motor vehicle drivers
- Motorcyclists and bicyclists
- Governmental agencies
- Construction site owners and general contractors
Once liability is established, your attorney will need to prove that the accident could have been prevented and that the at-fault party had an obligation to behave in a responsible manner (referred to as a breach of duty) and failed to do so. Additionally, your lawyer will need to clearly connect your injury to the actions that caused it.
All of this is time-consuming and complicated. Proving fault and a direct correlation between your loss of vision and someone else’s actions often requires extensive investigation, consultations with field experts, and experience litigating cases like these. Attempting to do so on your own sets you up for months of headaches and leaves you at risk of getting less than you deserve.
Compensation You May Be Able to Seek
- Pain and suffering: This covers all non-economic damages that directly relate to the accident. These can include physical injuries and disabilities, mental anguish, diminished quality of life, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and more.
- Medical expenses: These are costs that are associated with any medical procedures or treatments you need to recover. These can include adaptive equipment to assist in daily living, doctor’s visits, rehabilitation services, surgical procedures, medications, and more.
- Lost wages: This is any income lost as a direct result of your vision loss. This includes past, present, and future losses of income and can include any reduction in earning capacity or an inability to be considered eligible for promotions you have otherwise been entitled to receive.
A Manhattan eyesight injury lawyer with our firm can mean the difference between a successful claim and a complicated and futile legal battle. You’re going through enough; let our attorneys handle your claims process.
We Have Secured Over $450 Million in Settlements and Verdicts for New Yorkers
If you’ve been injured and have lost vision as a result of your injury, Dansker & Aspromonte Associates believes legal counsel is a right, not a privilege. Therefore, we offer a free consultation when you call and provide all additional legal services on a contingency-fee basis. This means we collect nothing until you win.
Call (212) 732-2929 today to speak to a member of the Dansker & Aspromonte Associates team and get started.