Ohio Eye Injury Attorneys

Eye injuries are extremely painful and expensive to treat. If you endure an eye injury because someone was negligent, reach out to KNR for a free, no-risk consult with a lawyer.

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Injuries and Blindness After an Accident

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, approximately 2.4 million eye injuries occur each year. Whether these serious injuries lead to a corneal abrasion or blindness, they can be life-altering, painful, and costly to treat.

If you’ve experienced any type of eye injury that was the result of someone else’s negligence, it is in your best interest to consult the experienced Ohio eye injury lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick. We’ll evaluate the details of your case and may be able to help you recover compensation through a personal injury claim.

Call us today at 1-800-HURT-NOW, or contact us for a free consultation.

Causes of Eye Injuries

There are a wide variety of events that can lead to eye injuries. Some of the most common causes of eye injuries we see here at Kisling, Nestico & Redick include:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Nursing home negligence
  • Defective products

Common Eye Injuries from Accidents

The eyelid, cornea, iris, lens, and conjunctiva are all important structures situated in the front of the eyes. All of these can be injured by a penetrating object or foreign body.

The Most Common Eye Injuries

  • Corneal abrasions- Corneal abrasions are scratches or cuts to the surface of the cornea, which is the clear part of the front of the eye.
  • Hyphema- Blood in the front chamber of the eye is known as hyphema.
  • Subconjunctival hemorrhage- This occurs when a blood vessel breaks open in the white area of the eye.

Behind-the-Eye Injuries

The retina and optic nerve are structures that are found in the back of the eye. Common injuries to the back of the eye include:

  • Traumatic iritis- Traumatic iritis is an inflammatory condition that affects the colored part of the eye.
  • Detached retina- When the retina separates from the back of the eye, a surgical procedure is required.

Other Eye Injuries/Damage

  • Orbital fracture- A traumatic injury to the bone of the eye socket and is almost always the result of blunt force trauma to the eye.
  • Black eye- An injury to the head or face that can lead to bruising.
  • Chemical Exposure Chemicals, fumes and other irritants can burn or damage the eye, leading to vision loss.
  • Foreign Object Injury When something lodges in the eye, vision problems and eye pain can result. The most common foreign objects in the eye include dirt or debris, sawdust, or shattered glass from a car accident.

Common Symptoms of Eye Injuries

Although the most severe symptom of an eye injury is blindness, eye pain, redness, double vision, light sensitivity, headaches, blood in the eyeballs, and changes in the shape of the pupil can occur as well.

If you are left with blindness or even partial vision loss, your life will change. You will have to modify your home, receive ongoing medical treatment, and face difficulty while completing everyday tasks. Fortunately, if another party’s negligence contributed to your eye injury, you may be able to secure compensation to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Eye Surgery Mistakes

At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, our Ohio eye injury lawyers help clients collect compensation after suffering from medical malpractice after eye surgery. Since the eye is a delicate and complex organ, it’s imperative that surgeons have the knowledge and precision necessary to avoid mistakes that could cost patients their vision.

Sometimes surgeons perform the LASIK procedure when a patient should not receive it due to their age, medical conditions like diabetes or autoimmune disorders, or medications that lead to vision fluctuations. Additionally, risk factors such as dry eyes, thin corneas, blepharitis, and large pupils should be discussed before a surgeon performs LASIK.

If you have experienced an eye injury after a LASIK procedure or other eye surgeries, an attorney can help determine whether you have a valid medical malpractice claim that can compensate you for your damages.

Eye Injury & Blindness Compensation

Depending on the severity and other factors involved in your eye injury, you may be able to recover compensation for your economic and non-economic damages. This could be the difference between recouping the wages you lost, getting the medical care you need, and putting your life back together.

If you or a loved one suffered an orbital fracture, detached retina, or another eye injury because of another’s negligent act, you could pursue an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. Whether you hurt your eye in a car accident or after exposure to toxic chemicals, you may be entitled to your:

  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of income
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of consortium

Eye injuries often result in ongoing medical issues throughout a person’s life. This can include chronic pain and diminished quality of life. If you suffered a significant eye injury, you might not be able to return to work for weeks, months, or years. It’s important to consider all your losses and ensure any settlement or award properly compensates you.

Who’s Liable for Hip Injury?

Determining liability for your vision loss or eye injury can be complicated, and a lot depends on the circumstances. For instance, you may be able to recoup some losses through a worker’s compensation claim if you experienced a chemical burn in a work accident.

However, you may have other expenses and options when a negligent third party is involved. For instance, if you suffered a broken orbital socket in a fall or car crash, you may be able to hold the business, driver, or insurance company liable.

Our Eye Injury Attorneys Can Help

The ability to see clearly is often taken for granted. If you suffered eye damage in an accident, your lawyer must be able to fully determine all the physical consequences, financial limitations, and other negative effects of your accident if you are going to recover the accurate amount of compensation you will need.

KNR has helped many accident victims, and we know that recovering damages means demonstrating ow the other party acted negligently, and how the accident directly resulted in your injuries. We have decades of experience reconstructing accidents and presenting complicated medical evidence.

At KNR our attorneys will:

  • Answer your questions and concerns
  • Keep you updated during all stages of the process
  • Obtain medical records about the extent of your eye injury
  • Identify the responsible party
  • Determine the fair and full value of your damages
  • Negotiate for maximum compensation
  • Fight for everything you deserve in court if necessary

KNR Has been successfully negotiating with insurance companies and taking our clients’ cases to court for years and can handle every aspect of your case from start to finish. However, given Ohio’s statute of limitations in most injury claims, it’s important to consult a lawyer ASAP.

Contact KNR Today. Free Consults

If negligence played a role in your eye injury or blindness, reach out to the Ohio lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick today. Whatever the extent of your eye injury, KNR is ready to take on your case, calculate your damages, and seek the maximum compensation possible.

Call us today at 1-800-HURT-NOW to schedule an initial consultation and learn more.