Colorado Springs Eye Injury Attorneys
You can't put a price on healthy eyesight, and any vision loss or impairment can be difficult to cope with. But when that vision loss was the result of another person's negligence, it can be devastating.
Fortunately, Colorado laws are in place to protect victims. The compassionate and tenacious legal team at The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., is here to help people recover compensation for their injuries, including impairment. If you or a loved one is suffering from an eye injury or vision loss, contact our Colorado Springs office today at (719) 475-2555 to schedule a free evaluation.
Whether through a car accident, a workplace incident, or some other unforeseen event, an injury can leave a person feeling shaken and depressed. When the injury involves a person's eyesight, there's no such thing as a "minor" accident. Even slight vision impairment has serious repercussions.
Eye injuries can be difficult to diagnose and treat. For instance, blurry vision following a car crash could be the symptom of a worse injury, such as a traumatic brain injury. People tend to assume a minor injury will heal given a bit of time. But when it comes to your vision, many injuries involve progressive damage, meaning they get worse as time passes, not better. Moreover, eye-related symptoms might not be immediately apparent. They could manifest days or weeks later. That's why the minute you notice any impairment to your vision, you should consult an optometrist or ophthalmologist.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are roughly 2.4 million eye injuries in the United States every year. Of those, more than 700,000 are the result of a workplace accident, most of which could have been preventable with caution. Unfortunately, it's easy to say what should have happened after the fact.
Other causes of vision loss include:
- Physical assault or abuse
- Falling debris
- Defective products
- Chemical spills
- Construction accidents
- Caustic, alkali, or acidic substances
- Airbag deployment in a motor vehicle
- Foreign object penetration
- Head injuries and concussions
The most common eye injury is bruising or other damage around the eye, what we would normally call a black eye. In more severe cases, swelling may force the eye shut, impairing or completely blocking vision for the victim. If the damage is confined to the area around the eye, and the organ itself was not affected, normal vision will return. A few other eye injuries include:
- Corneal abrasion
- Broken blood vessels
- Edema (swelling inside the eye)
If there is internal damage to the eye itself, a full recovery might not be possible. For instance, if the cornea has been scratched, your eye will become susceptible to a bacterial or fungal infection.
Whatever the cause, eye injuries are no joke. If they don't clear up quickly, they can impact a person's ability to work and socialize. Driving will likely be impossible as well. An eye injury victim needs resources and medical care to concentrate on recovering as fast as possible.
That's where we come in. The Colorado Springs personal injury attorneys at The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., believe every accident victim deserves to be compensated for their injuries. Unfortunately, insurance companies and employee benefit programs don't always agree. We're ready to advocate on your behalf, and we have the skill necessary to succeed. Contact us today at (719) 475-2555 to schedule a free consultation.