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Eye Injury and Loss of Vision in New Jersey

Handling Eye Injury Cases in Woodbridge

One of the main ways we manage to function in our lives is through vision. Eyesight enables us to interact with the world and communicate with one another. While people born without sight can manage their lives very well since they have never known sight, think about what a substantial adjustment it would be to have vision one day and then not have it the next. Those who suddenly become blind can learn to a live a life without sight, but it is a difficult process.

If you have lost some or all of your vision due to the negligence of another party, you can recover damages with the help of an experienced and skilled injury lawyer. At Palmisano & Goodman, P.A., our Woodbridge catastrophic injury attorney scan review your case, determine all of your legal options, and help you successfully carry on with your life.

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Common Causes of Eye Injuries

Vision loss and blindness can result from birth defects, illnesses, and degenerative disease; however, vision loss can also result from traumatic eye injuries. Such injuries can lead to partial or total blindness in one or both eyes.

Some of the most common causes of eye injuries include:

  • Blunt trauma
  • Eye swelling
  • Chemical burns
  • Foreign objects hitting/penetrating the eye
  • Work-related accidents
  • Sports-related accidents
  • Motor vehicle collisions
  • Child accidents (often involving throwing toys/other objects)
  • Defective products
  • Irritants
  • Toxic/chemical exposure
  • Strain/overuse

Regardless of the cause, eye injuries tend to be serious and often require immediate medical attention. If you or someone you care about has sustained major eye injuries, call 911 or visit the nearest hospital right away.

Common Types of Eye Injuries

There are several different types of eye injuries, all of which can be potentially debilitating.

Common types of eye injuries include:

  • Black Eye: Ecchymosis, or a “black eye,” is bruising that occurs around the eye as a result of blunt force. While most black eyes are considered to be relatively minor eye injuries, they may indicate damage to the actual eye itself. It’s always best to seek medical attention if a black eye does not heal on its own.
  • Scratched Cornea: Corneal abrasions, or a “scratched” cornea, is an injury to the dome-shaped covering (the cornea) of the eye. These are fairly common eye injuries, often caused by foreign objects, such as pieces of dirt or flying objects, entering or hitting the eye.
  • Chemical burns: A chemical burn injury to the eye, caused by a chemical substance entering the eye, is incredibly serious and necessitates immediate action. Rinse the affected eye right away, then seek immediate medical treatment.
  • Hyphema: This is when blood enters the front section (anterior chamber) of the eye, which can lead to vision loss if not properly and immediately treated. Hyphema will be noticeable due to the fact that blood will be visible in the eye.
  • Orbital Fracture: Often resulting from blunt force trauma to the face, an orbital fracture is when one or more of the bones surrounding the eye breaks. In some cases, orbital fractures can accompany or cause severe eye injury, particularly if bone fragments penetrate the eye.

While some eye injuries, such as mild black eyes, simply require at-home care, most eye injuries are incredibly serious and can lead to full or partial blindness. In severe cases, an injury may necessitate the removal of the eye itself. If your eye injury was the result of someone else’s careless, wrongful, or negligent actions, you should not have to simply deal with the consequences on your own.

Causes of Blindness and Vision Loss

Most of the time, vision loss is caused by birth defect, disease, or illness. However, eye injuries can also be caused by an auto accident, a defective product, or a willful act. An injury that results in blindness will drastically affect the remainder of your life. You could lose your career, your independence, and your ability to do some of the things you love.

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    The Woodbridge eye injury attorneys at Palmisano & Goodman, P.A. can help you file a personal injury claim to rebuild your life.

    The following are potential damages that can be recovered for an injury that causes blindness or vision loss:

    • Current and future medical expenses
    • Lost wages
    • Diminished earning capacity
    • Pain and suffering
    • Household modifications
    • Costs of education (reading brail or learning to navigate streets) and therapy
    • Costs of special services
    • Costs of a seeing eye dog

    Together, we can reach a settlement that secures your future and covers any costs associated with your new condition. Let us fight for you immediately.

    Contact us today to request your free consultation. We want to help you secure the compensation you deserve after suffering an unecessary eye injury.

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