Vision loss can affect every aspect of your life. Not only can this type of injury hinder your day-to-day life, but it can also have a deep psychological and emotional toll on a person. If you or your loved one suffered vision loss in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to take legal action against the at-fault party. At DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers, our skilled Syracuse personal injury attorneys understand how to navigate complex personal injury cases and can apply our experience to your case.
Once vision is gone, it is rare for it to come back. Vision loss refers to eyesight that cannot be corrected to a normal level, even with the use of aids such as glasses or corrective lenses. Blindness, on the other hand, typically refers to lack of vision. Vision injuries may include corneal abrasion, partial vision impairment, loss of peripheral vision, optic nerve injury, detached retina, and even blindness.
In many cases, vision loss is caused by someone else’s negligence. Examples of accidents that may lead to vision loss include but are not limited to medical malpractice, car accidents, pedestrian accidents, defective products, slip and falls, sports injuries, or workplace injuries. Specifically, direct trauma to the eye can result in vision impairment or vision loss. No matter the cause of the injury, we can most likely help you hold the responsible party accountable.
When vision loss or impairment is someone else’s fault, you can typically file a negligence claim against that party. Common law negligence is the failure to use ordinary care. In the context of accidents, negligence is the failure to use the degree of care that an ordinary and prudent person would have used in the same or similar circumstances. For instance, a driver may have caused an accident and your resulting vision impairment by excessively speeding. In such a case, the driver would likely be considered negligent and would be on the hook for the resulting harm. This is because a prudent driver would understand the risk of accidents and potential injuries associated with excessive speeding.
Individuals who have suffered vision injuries deserve compensation for their harm. This generally includes medical bills, rehabilitation costs, the costs of accommodating the disability, lost wages due to missed time at work, the cost of future care, and pain and suffering, as well as any other related expenses. We understand how vision loss can affect your entire life, which is why we will make every effort to get you full and fair compensation in your case.
We rely on sight for virtually everything on a daily basis. The ability to see is critical to complete tasks and enjoy life. If you have suffered vision loss in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your harm. At DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers, our seasoned Syracuse personal injury attorneys are dedicated to fighting for the rights of New York clients who have suffered life-altering injuries. Contact our firm for a free case evaluation via telephone at 833-200-2000 or contact us online.
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