Indiana Blindness & Loss of Sight Injury Accidents
When thinking of eye injuries, it is not uncommon to think of situations where a personal injury case resulted in an individual losing an eye or eyes, or damaging an eye or both eyes resulting in permanent injury or disfigurement.
While these types of eye injuries do occur, there are also other eye injuries such as blindness and vision loss injuries that can occur, and do occur.
These injuries can result from personal injury accidents- auto accidents, construction accidents, workplace accidents. But these injuries can also result from injuries directly to the surface of the eye- sport injuries/impact/collision during participation, or chemical.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine defines blindness as a lack of vision, and vision loss as vision that glasses and/or contacts are unable to correct.
If you have been a victim of a blindness or loss of sight injury, you are entitled to compensation from the entity who is responsible for the injury. A vision injury will not only damage sight, it also causes emotional distress and can cause financial damages and excessive medical expenses, in addition to lost wages for those who suffered the injury.
BLINDNESS AND LOSS OF SIGHT INJURY FACTS
- According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, over 2.5 million people suffer eye and vision injuries each year.
- 90% of all eye injuries can be prevented with proper use of protective eye gear.
- Almost half of all eye and vision injuries happen within the injured person’s home.
- 14.7% of injuries occur during sporting events.
The personal injury lawyers at Wagner Reese have decades of experience in handling cases of blindness and vision injury. We work tirelessly to ensure that our clients receive the large settlements they deserve as a result of the injuries they have suffered.
Whether the blindness or loss of sight injury was caused by trauma or negligence, the expert blindness injury lawyers at Wagner Reese have been assisting victims of these injuries since 1997. Our lawyers will help you recover the damages you are owed, while helping your family move past the injury and get back to normal life.
LOSS OF SIGHT ACCIDENT PROCEDURES
- Try to get medical treatment immediately, or have someone assist you if you cannot see
- Contact Wagner Reese for assistance with your personal injury case
- Never sign or agree to anything without the assistance of a lawyer
- Prepare your case by gathering any relevant information that may assist in claiming your compensation (this may include taking notes about the accident, taking pictures of the scene, gathering statements from witnesses – all these things can be done with the assistance of a personal injury lawyer)
A Note About Recovery Limits
In 2012, Indiana put a compensation cap on non-economic based damages. For personal injury cases in the state of Indiana, any case paid by the government may not exceed an award of $5,000,000. The Indiana Supreme Court is currently contesting this cap as unconstitutional, so these limits may soon be abolished.
About the Lawyers
Stephen Wagner and Jason Reese can handle your blindness or loss of sight personal injury claim with years of experience and proven results. Call the law firm of Wagner Reese today 888-710-9377 for your FREE consultation!