Type of Injury
Sight is one of, if not perhaps the most important sense we have.
It helps us experience the world around us in ways that the other senses can’t provide, and great care needs to be taken to ensure our vision is protected throughout our lives.
Eye injuries, therefore, are one of the most traumatic forms of personal injury someone can suffer. Any damage to the eye can cause a massive impact on the victim’s quality of life and ability to earn a living, and may result in a total loss of sight even if treated by medical professionals.
Accidental eye injuries on their own can be traumatic enough, but an eye injury caused through the negligence or actions of another can be one of the most difficult life events to recover from, both personally and financially.
What are common causes of eye injury?
As one of the more vulnerable parts of our bodies, eye injuries can occur at seemingly any time and can take a variety of forms, such as:
- Assault and battery injuries caused by another person, where damage is done to directly to the eye or surrounding areas
- Chemical exposure to products that release dangerous fumes
- Electrocution from exposed wire or insufficient grounding of electrical devices
- Exposure to dangerous medication or toxins
- Traumatic accidents, such as falls or other blows to the head
Symptoms of these injuries can include cataracts, dizziness, loss of balance, blind spots, and even total loss of vision, depending on the cause and severity of injury.
While accidents can happen, certain eye injuries can be found to be the fault of another, whether through willfully dangerous behavior or negligent care on their part, and in that case justice needs to be sought.
What should I do if I am the victim of an eye injury?
If you’ve suffered an eye injury that you believe is the fault of another person, whether due to physical assault, negligence, or other external causes, you may be able to file a claim to seek damages against them. Businesses and property owners have a duty under law to provide a safe environment for all guests and customers, and if they neglect this duty it can lead to injuries such as these.
Filing an eye injury claim will require you to prove the accident was caused by the behavior or willful negligence of another, and The Wallace Firm can help you see through the various steps of filing these claims. If your eye injury was found to be caused by negligent behavior and willful disregard, you may be able to seek damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, and more.
Contact an eye injury lawyer in Los Angeles today
The Wallace Firm has a team of skilled and compassionate injury attorneys who will help guide you through the process of filing a claim for your eye injury. While the road to justice may be a complex one when it comes to liability cases, The Wallace Firm will go to bat for you through the entire process. Contact us today to start reviewing the details of your case.