If you suffered an eye injury or vision loss in an accident in California, it is imperative that you consult with an experienced California eye injury and vision loss attorney immediately.
You may be entitled to substantial financial compensation. Your rights must be protected.
GJEL Accident Attorneys is an experienced eye injury and blindness personal injury law firm. We have recovered millions of dollars for clients who have experienced an eye injury due to someone else’s negligence.
If you or someone you love has experienced an eye injury, call our California personal injury attorneys for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
The Most Common Eye Injuries
Eye injuries are complex. With eye injury/vision loss cases, each claim requires fully individualized attention. This is because eye injuries can manifest themselves in many different ways. In some cases, victims can largely recover from their injuries. However, sadly, there are also eye injuries that result in permanent impairments, including vision loss. Some examples of eye injuries that our personal injury lawyers have seen include:
● Blurred vision;
● Double vision;
● Partial vision loss;
● Cornea or retina damage;
● Optic nerve damage;
● Reduced peripheral vision;
● Reduced vision in dark conditions;
● Intense sensitivity to the light;
● Full blindness; and
● Traumatic brain injuries.
Medical Treatment for Eye Injuries
The type of medical treatment that a victim needs will depend entirely on the specific circumstances of their eye injury. In some cases, invasive surgery is needed to preserve vision or correct damage. A victim may even require multiple invasive operations to help their eyes recover from the accident.
In addition, many victims who suffer serious eye injuries require long-term physical therapy. It can take a considerable amount of time and professional intervention for a victim’s injured eyes to make a maximum possible medical recovery. Of course, as some eye injuries are permanent, a maximum recovery is not always a complete recovery.
Compensation for Injured Victims
Under California state law, injured victims must be able to access full financial compensation for their eye injury or vision loss. Getting a full settlement offer is never easy. Defendants and their insurance companies fight most personal injury claims aggressively. They work hard to reduce their own financial liability, thereby limiting the amount of compensation that a victim can recover. At GJEL, our California eye injury lawyers are committed to holding negligent defendants accountable. We do not rest until we help our clients maximize their compensation. In an eye injury or vision loss case, financial damages may be available for:
● Emergency room bills;
● Surgical operations;
● Physical therapy;
● Required medical equipment;
● All other medical bills;
● Long-term disability;
● Lost wages;
● Pain and suffering;
● Emotional distress; and
● Reduced quality of life due to a permanent impairment (vision loss).
Contact Our Bay Area Eye Injury Lawyers Today
At GJEL, our top-rated California personal injury lawyers have extensive experience handling eye injury and vision loss claims. If you or a family member suffered a serious eye injury in an accident, please do not hesitate to contact us today for a free, no-obligation initial consultation. With main offices in Oakland, San Jose, Walnut Creek, Fresno, and Orinda, we serve communities throughout Northern California.
Eye Injury Settlements from GJEL
The car’s airbag deployed and our client suffered an injury to her eye. The defendants claimed our client’s injury resulted from a defective airbag. They further argued that the driver had no choice but to veer off the roadway in order to avoid hitting a dog which had run in front of the vehicle. We established that there was nothing defective about the airbag, and that the injury occurred as a result of negligence and driving at an excessive speed.