Los Angeles Eye Injury Attorneys
Representing clients throughout California who have sustained eye injuries because of negligence
Eye injuries are devastating, whether the person’s eyesight is damaged or permanently lost. In addition to physical pain, these injuries can cause psychological trauma and impact everyday life, from simple tasks to the ability to earn a living.
If you or a loved one has sustained a serious eye injury because of someone else’s negligence, the trusted Los Angeles eye injury attorney team at McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP is here to make sure that you recover the compensation you need. We offer free consultations to review your case and answer any questions you have. You will never pay attorney fees unless we are able to recover compensation for you.
Examples of eye injuries
The following are some examples of different types of eye injuries:
- Orbital fracture: A break in the bone around the eye socket, which could be caused by the forceful trauma of a car crash or a workplace accident where something falls on the person's head from above.
- Hyphemia: A broken blood vessel that allows blood to leak into the eye. This injury requires immediate medical treatment to prevent the loss of the eye.
- Detached retina: An injury that can occur from the trauma of rapid acceleration and deceleration that occurs in motor vehicle crashes, and can lead to impaired vision or eventual total vision loss.
- Lens dislocation: Occurs when the ligaments that support the eye have been broken when a person is hit in the head, or when the head bumps up against a solid object.
- Optic nerve injury: Occurs when there has been severe head trauma that has caused pressure to build up in the skull and places pressure on the optic nerve. This pressure strangles the flow of blood to the eyes, which can cause distorted vision and eventual blindness.
- Foreign object in the eye: Tiny shards of glass, sand, metal shavings and other foreign objects can cause serious injury if they get into the eye.
- Chemical exposure: Exposure to toxic chemicals can cause burns to the eye and loss of vision.
What are some common causes of eye injury?
Ocular trauma, according to Medscape, is a common presenting problem in the emergency department (ED) in the United States, and it is second only to cataracts as the most common cause of visual impairment. Each year, about 2.4 million eye injuries occur in the U.S., with more than 20,000 of those injuries occurring in the workplace, and 10%-20% of those resulting in temporary or permanent vision loss.
- Foreign bodies in the eye
- Chemical exposure
- UV radiation exposure
- Blunt force trauma
- Cut or scratch to the eye
What are the ongoing consequences of an eye injury?
Blindness or the loss of an eye are the worst-case outcomes of eye injuries. Some people who suffer ocular trauma in a violent attack, car accident, or workplace accident may emerge with limited vision, eyes that are sensitive to light, or may have lost their peripheral vision, which can create varying levels of disability.
If your injury was the result of another person's negligence, defective or ill-fitting eye protection at work, or an act of violence, the Los Angeles eye injury lawyers at McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP are here to champion your legal rights. If you are unable to work and support yourself because of an eye injury caused by someone else, we will provide the strong representation you need to recover full compensation and secure your future.
What damages could I receive for my eye injury case?
Once we have successfully proven that the defendant was responsible for causing your personal injury, you may receive a settlement from the insurance company, or the jury will decide on an amount that the at-fault party should pay. The types of financial damages will vary depending on the specifics of your case, but they can include:
- Medical expenses
- Wage losses
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Other losses
The cost of your medical expenses, how much time you have lost from work, and how the injury will impact your ability to work and participate in the activities of your life will all determine the value of your settlement.
How can a Los Angeles eye injury attorney help my case?
A Los Angeles eye injury attorney functions as your advocate in a situation where you will be going up against the adversarial lawyers for the at-fault party’s insurance company. Insurance companies typically fight personal injury claims aggressively to reduce their own financial liability. At McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP, our injury attorneys fight for the fair compensation you need to recover and move on with your life.
There is a two-year statute of limitations, which is the legal time limit for filing an injury claim in California. Therefore, it is vital that you contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after your accident so your attorney can start preparing a compelling case on your behalf.
Contact the trusted Los Angeles eye injury lawyers today for a free consultation
If you or someone you care about has sustained a serious eye injury because of someone else’s negligence, make sure your interests are protected with sound legal representation. The experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP have helped countless clients in your situation, and we have the skills required to give you the best opportunity to recover compensation from those who have caused you harm. Call 310.474.1582 or complete our contact form to discuss your case and explore legal options.