Gillette Vision Loss Lawyer
Developing a disability can be life-changing. Vision loss, whether partial or total, can impact your job, your relationships, and your finances. While you may be worried about getting treatment and covering the costs of your medical bills, if someone else caused your injuries, then they should pay for it. This should include your lost wages, your pain, and the mental anguish you have gone through.
At Steven Titus & Associates, P.C., our Gillette vision loss attorneys advocate for all of these damages when we take on a claim. We can sit down with you in a free consultation, learn how your injuries have affected your life, and go to work getting you compensation from the person who injured you. Call us today at (307) 257-7800 to learn what we can do for you.
Eye injuries occur due to direct damage to the eyes or blows to the head. Shrapnel, glass, and chemicals can all damage the eyes’ ability to see, leading to partial or total blindness. In addition, facial fractures, brain damage, or damage to the optic nerve can all impact your ability to see.
These types of injuries are often the result of a serious accident, such as:
- Car wrecks
- Bicycle accidents
- A pedestrian being hit by a vehicle
- Motorcycle accidents, even if a rider is wearing a helmet
- Truck accidents
- Boating wrecks
- Dog attacks, especially those that involve trauma to the face
- Chemical burns
- Slip-and-fall accidents that involve blows to the head
- Assaults, including those due to negligent security
An eye injury doesn’t have to include blindness for it to be serious. Partial vision loss, such as difficulty seeing at night or having to wear corrective lenses, can still change your life. Depending on how you suffered your injury, you may be able to recover compensation for:
- Double vision
- Blurry vision
- Reduced peripheral vision
- Damaged night vision
- Sensitivity to light
After an accident, you may be rushed to an ER, where doctors try to repair your vision. Going to an emergency room on its own can be very expensive, and if you need tests, medication, and corrective surgery, the costs will only get worse. Victims of eye injuries have to deal with a massive amount of medical debt that they will find difficult to pay off, even if they have savings.
Also, most people’s jobs rely on their ability to see, and vision loss can make it extremely hard to receive a steady paycheck. Many victims have to go on disability or take a pay cut when they change careers.
Lastly, vision loss can impact your daily life. Hobbies, relationships, and even the ability to drive can all be lost with partial or total blindness. Many victims feel isolated after an injury and struggle to socialize, leading to mental health issues.
If another person caused your injury, you can pursue compensation for:
- Medical bills, including past and future expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
No matter what you have gone through due to vision loss, if it has impacted your ability to work, led to costly medical bills, or made it more difficult for you to live your day-to-day life, you deserve full compensation for your trauma. To get the money you need to live comfortably after a disability, you need to file a personal injury claim.
After a serious accident, it is important to determine if someone else’s negligence contributed to your injuries. If that is the case, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against that person to recover compensation. The first step? Determining whether that person had a “duty of care” toward you.
Every person has some legal duty of care toward others: that is, the responsibility of behaving reasonably to prevent hurting others. For example, drivers have to pay attention to the road and react accordingly so they don’t crash or cause others to crash.
Negligence happens when a person fails in that duty of care. This can include driving while intoxicated, failing to fix a safety hazard on a stairwell, or driving a semi-truck recklessly. Legally, if a person injured you through his negligence, then he can be held responsible financially. Usually, this means filing a personal injury claim with his insurance company. This can include auto, homeowners, or commercial liability insurance.
In Wyoming, accident victims have up to four years to file a claim, but you should not wait to talk to a lawyer. Insurance companies rarely pay out proper compensation for eye injuries, but a skilled attorney can advocate for the full costs of your injuries after an accident.
At Steven Titus & Associates, P.C., we are strong advocates for accident victims throughout Campbell County. Our Gillette personal injury lawyers can personally investigate your accident, help you get in contact with knowledgeable doctors, collect evidence of negligence, and fight to get you full compensation for your trauma. If you suffered an eye injury due to someone else’s negligence, reach out to us for a free initial consultation. We work on a contingency-fee basis, so we don’t charge a dime unless we win you compensation. Call Steven Titus & Associates, P.C., today at (307) 257-7800.
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