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What You Should Know About Vision Loss Caused by Car Accidents

Posted on in Car Accidents

Rockford personal injury lawyerVision loss may not be life-threatening, but it will alter your life forever. Whether you lose your eyesight partially or permanently it can be devastating. You will have to re-learn tasks that you used to take for granted and make constant adjustments. If you or your loved one lost their vision due to someone else’s negligence you may be eligible for a personal injury claim to ensure your medical and financial needs are addressed.  

How a Car Crash Can Lead to Blindness

Car accidents are among the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries. What is more, many eye injuries result from head trauma or brain injuries sustained in a car crash. Partial or total blindness is one of the most catastrophic injuries you could experience, and it can happen in the blink of an eye, no pun intended.

Here are some ways in which car crash head traumas can lead to blindness:

  • Retinal detachment – This occurs when a thin layer of tissue that makes up the retina tears causing you to see floaters. If the detached retina is not treated right away blindness can occur.
  • Chemical burns – When airbags deploy burns from a propellant can lead to permanent vision loss if not treated quickly.
  • Vitreous hemorrhage – Damage to the blood vessels in the eye during impact causes blood to leak into the vitreous humor (a jelly-like substance in your eyes) which can lead to long-term vision loss and glaucoma.
  • Optic nerve damage – Pressure inside the skull following a head injury can damage the optic nerve and in severe cases, it can lead to permanent blindness.

The road to recovery is often a long and difficult one. Multiple medical procedures may be necessary but, in the meantime, loss of employment and emotional suffering can take a toll. At our firm, we work to get you the compensation you deserve by proving how life-changing consequences of catastrophic injury forced you to suffer.

Contact a Rockford Personal Injury Attorney  

If you or your loved one suffered an eye injury or vision loss during a car accident contact a Winnebago County personal injury attorney at Mannarino & Brasfield, A Division of KJS. We fight relentlessly to secure compensation for victims of catastrophic personal injury, and you only pay us if we get you compensation. Do not hesitate to call 815-215-7561 for a free consultation with a member of our team today.






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