Loss of Vision Arising From Car Accidents
When someone experiences a complete or partial loss of vision due to an accident, the impact of that loss is both physical and emotional. Loss of vision arising from a car accident can be the result of one or more party’s negligence, and those responsible should be held legally liable. Miami car accident lawyer Robert Dixon assists those who have experienced loss of vision injuries as a result of devastating car accidents. This type of injury requires extensive medical treatment, rehabilitative efforts, and changes in how someone lives their day-to-day-life, which could include a need for long-term care. As victims try to cope with this new reality, Mr. Dixon and his staff at the Law Offices of Robert Dixon are dedicated to making sure they pursue the financial resources they need from those liable for their harm. Our firm offers compassionate and zealous legal representation to clients throughout South Florida, including in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties. If you have suffered vision loss as a result of a car accident, please contact our office and schedule a free consultation to find out more about your legal options.Types of Vision Loss Arising Out of Car Accidents
Car accidents can lead to a variety of vision loss injuries. Blows to the head, as well as facial injuries, can impact a victim’s eyes, as well as cause short or long-term vision loss. Physical injuries such as shards of glass or other objects scratching the eyes may be repairable, as long as there was not extensive damage to the eyeball itself or its supporting muscles. However, a neurological injury could lead to a much more permanent impact on a victim’s eyesight. These types of vision loss injuries include:
- Loss of tracking ability, which refers to how eyes follow objects, or read words on a screen or paper. A person whose eyes are unable to track cannot visually focus on objects, and they may be unable to use their vision to read words or sentences.
- Loss of fixation. Fixation refers to how eyes focus on a single item within the visual field. This ability is used in tasks associated with hand-eye coordination.
- Loss of depth perception, which is the ability to tell how far away an object is.
- Loss of ability to focus.
- Loss of peripheral vision.
- Light sensitivity.
Traumatic brain injury can also affect a victim’s ability to recognize faces, or lead to other visual-memory impairments. Any impact on your sight can significantly alter your life, and those who are responsible for causing such injuries should bear the financial costs. A dedicated car accident attorney can help you pursue the damages you may be entitled to.Liability for Injuries in a Collision
Victims who have sustained a loss of vision in a car accident may file a personal injury claim against a negligent driver. To show negligence, a victim needs to prove that a defendant breached his or her duty to act as a reasonable and prudent person would under the circumstances, causing their vision impairment injury and resulting in damages. For example, a driver who is excessively speeding or driving aggressively during heavy traffic or inclement weather and strikes another vehicle, causing another person’s injuries, could be found to have acted unreasonably given the situation and therefore negligent. Once negligence is established, victims may be awarded damages in the form of past and future medical expenses, loss of income, loss of earning capacity, and pain and suffering. Permanent vision loss can also mean loss of an independent way of life. It is important for those whose negligent actions have caused these injuries to be held accountable.Lawyers for Car Accident Victims in Miami
Although no amount of compensation can necessarily make a victim who has experienced vision loss whole, it can significantly help with the ongoing financial impact that injury continues to have. If you have questions about your legal options in the aftermath of a car accident, personal injury attorney Robert Dixon and his legal team are available to answer them and help you with your potential claim. Please call the Law Offices of Robert Dixon at 877.499.4878 or contact us online today to set up a free, no obligation consultation and find out more about our legal services. We serve clients in communities including West Palm Beach, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale.