Why A Car Accident Can Cause An Eye Injury

Posted on: 17 March 2021

Your eyes are very vulnerable organs and a car accident can easily damage them. When you are struggling to see or are completely blind as a result of your eye injury, you will want to turn to a car accident lawyer who can assist you in pursuing compensation for your eye injury.

How Your Eyes Might Become Injured

Your eyes might be injured due to flying debris from your damaged car or debris that is flung into your car as a result of a collision with another object. Even objects within your car that are unsecured can strike your eyes and cause an injury.

The airbag can deploy in a way that might damage your eyes. Your head might also come in contact with the steering wheel and cause an eye injury. You might also suffer from a head injury that affects your vision. The types of consequences can include:

  • Chemical burns to the eyes
  • Optic nerve damage
  • Corneal abrasion
  • Orbital fracture

The list is not exhaustive and whether or not you lose your vision depends on how promptly you receive medical treatment.

The Consequences of an Eye Injury

After your eyes are injured, you will immediately need to see a doctor to receive treatment, and your medical bills might be more expensive than you might have expected. But if you are not responsible for the accident, you may be reimbursed for your medical bills. You will be entitled to compensation not only for current medical expenses but future medical expenses.

A car accident lawyer will also fight for your right to receive compensation for current and future lost wages. When you are not able to see properly, this can limit your career opportunities. However, the defense will always try to downplay how much you might have earned and you will need help from legal and financial experts who will calculate your long-term damages.

Pain and Suffering

Suffering an eye injury will also likely cause immense pain and suffering. Experiencing the injury can be excruciatingly painful and losing your eyesight is traumatic and will force you to make major changes to your life. You will not be able to enjoy many of the activities that you previously enjoyed. 

However, pain and suffering are difficult to quantify and you will need a car accident lawyer who can assist you in expressing what you have experienced so you can pursue the maximum possible settlement. For more information, contact a firm like the Grall Law Group.