Your eyes are sensitive and easy to injure, which is why anyone who injures your eyes and causes a loss of vision or other eyesight issues needs to be held accountable.
If you suffered an injury that caused vision problems and associated health and life issues, you may be entitled to seek compensation. Our loss of vision lawyers serving New York victims can help with your claim and lawsuit.
When Can You Pursue Compensation for an Accident Involving the Loss of Vision?
You have the right to pursue compensation when the negligence or harmful actions of another party were responsible for your injuries. If someone else caused your loss of vision, they could be held liable.
Identifying the Liable Parties
Who could be liable for your injuries depends on the situation. The following includes some examples of parties who may be liable for your injuries:
Vehicle drivers: If the driver who hit your car caused the accident because they were distracted, drowsy, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or simply careless or reckless, they could be held accountable.
Property owners, managers, or other parties related to a premises: Many injuries result from a fall or incident resulting from dangerous or defective conditions on a premises. If your injuries were the result of such a condition, you may be able to bring a claim against a property owner or other responsible party.
Product manufacturers: If, for example, a deployed airbag was defective and caused your injuries and loss of vision, then the manufacturer of that airbag could be held responsible. Eye injuries can happen with other defective products as well.
Assailants: A physical assault can easily leave behind injuries that lead to vision loss. If your injuries were the result of negligent security which allowed an assault to take place, you may have the right to bring a claim for substantial compensation.
Doctors: A poorly performed emergency or elective surgery, like laser eye surgery, can result in eye injuries.
Negligent third parties on a work site: Accidents often happen in the workplace, especially in industrial environments or on construction sites. This is why the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has set a variety of rules and regulations for workplaces, including standards for dealing with and preventing eye injuries or other hazards.
Though you are typically unable to sue an employer for a work-related injury, you could file a claim or suit against a negligent third party, such as a subcontractor or equipment manufacturer.
Damages You Can Recover After a Loss-of-Vision Accident in New York
Your compensation can help cover a variety of damages related to your loss of vision. Under New York Law, a negligent party or parties may be liable to pay for the following types of damages:
Pain and Suffering and the Loss of Enjoyment of Life
Any injury that causes loss of vision can be traumatic, painful, and affect your life for years and possibly the rest of your life.
Depending upon the circumstances of your unique case, you may be entitled to compensation for your physical and emotional injuries for the past and into the future.
If your loss of vision and eye injury prevent you from participating in an activity that you once enjoyed, like a sport or a hobby, that needs to be considered as well. It may not seem like a huge deal in the grand scheme of things, but this loss of enjoyment affects your life and mental health. It needs to be considered when fair compensation is calculated.
A loss of vision can mean hefty medical bills. You will likely need immediate care, and you may need to continue going back to doctors and hospitals in the near future. Your compensation can account for that cost of future care as well.
Lost Wages and Future Earning Potential
A loss of vision can easily prevent you from doing your job. Even if you recover or your injury is less serious, you will likely need recovery time that results in missed paychecks and financial hardship for your family. Your loss of vision could also limit your future earning potential and your continued economic contributions to your household.
An Attorney on Our Team Can Help You Build a Strong Case and Take it to Trial for You, if Necessary
If you have been injured in an accident, you should discuss your rights with an experienced and qualified personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. The lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates have been fighting for injury victims since 1988. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can get to work for you. When you work with our team we will:
- Discuss your rights and provide you with advice about whether you have a strong claim for compensation
- Perform a careful and thorough investigation of the unique facts and circumstances of your case
- Gather and preserve evidence to build your case
- Identify all responsible parties
- Quickly file your case before the statute of limitations runs out
- Hire all necessary experts to support your claim
- Handle all communications for you and keep you updated on your case
- Prepare your case for trial before a jury in Court if necessary
Our main goal is to build and present a strong claim for maximum compensation for you so that you can focus on your own recovery.
Our Track Record Proves We get Results
The injury lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates have a proven record. Since 1988, we have worked hard to secure substantial settlements for our clients. Some recent verdicts include a $6.3 million settlement for a pedestrian who suffered a traumatic head injury and a $31 million verdict for a victim injured in a car accident.
Regardless of the type of vision problem you sustained, if the negligence or harmful actions of someone else contributed to your vision loss, we could help you hold them accountable.
Call Our Attorneys for Your Free Consultation Today
Call us and get your free consultation today. If we agree to accept your case, you will not be required to pay us any money upfront. We only earn a legal fee when you recover compensation.
Your time to bring a claim however is limited. If you fail to bring your claim by the required deadline, you could be forever prevented from receiving the compensation you deserve.