Denver Vision Loss Lawyers
Vision loss, while not fatal, is still an incredibly impactful and difficult injury to fully recover from, both physically and emotionally. It leaves you unable to perform tasks that once took up your day to day life and forces you to find an entirely new way of living. The Denver personal injury lawyers at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. have seen firsthand how eye injuries can leave our clients in shambles. If you or someone you know is currently suffering from vision loss because of someone else’s bad choices, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at (303) 759-9945. We fight for our clients, and do everything we can to win them the compensation they need to live a comfortable life.
There are many ways in which you could lose your vision or suffer an injury to your eyes. Eyes, like the rest of the body, naturally break down with age. However, there are plenty of people who lose their eyesight due to injury or someone else’s negligence. A few common causes of eye loss are:
Medical Malpractice: A misdiagnosis, botched surgery, or lack of treatment can lead you suffer vision loss, or become completely blind. Medical professionals have a responsibility to provide safe and fair treatment. When they fail in this duty and cause harm to their patients, then they should be held liable for their actions.
Auto Collisions: Car crashes can lead to all sorts of catastrophic injuries. Eye damage, or complete eye loss, is among them. Glass and metal shrapnel are often sent flying after a collision, and it’s easy for that shrapnel to end up striking your eye.
Misdiagnosis: There are many illnesses and diseases where eye damage or vision loss is a potential side effect. If these illnesses are not caught in time, then your life could be severely impacted.
Sports Accident: Blunt force trauma, meaning an injury caused by slamming into an object, can cause brain damage and skull fractures that can result in partial or total vision loss. Bats, balls, and other players hitting you can, and often does, end in disaster.
Product Liability: You could suffer vision loss simply by using certain home chemicals such as bleach or even poorly produced contact lens solution. If the chemicals you are using don’t have proper warnings or are made improperly and you’ve been injured, then you may have a case of product liability.
Beyond the pain that comes with eye damage or the emotional trauma of losing your ability to see, vision loss can have an incredible impact on your life. It can leave you unable to perform your normal duties at work, thus losing you your job and any future wages from said job. This may even impact your ability to work in your chosen field. There’s also the fact that any severe injury requires help from a medical professional to properly heal, so you will likely be left with medical debt and hospital bills. Your day to day life will not be the same again, as a loss of vision leaves you unable to drive or perform other daily tasks.
Ultimately, vision loss is no easy thing to recover from. Those who suffer eye injuries will never be able to go back to their life before. If you or someone you know is currently suffering from vision loss at the hands of someone else’s carelessness, then your life has likely been left in shambles. We at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. understand that you’re feeling stressed and unsure of the future. Contact us at (303) 759-9945 to find out how we can help.
In Colorado, there are two groups of damages that you can file a claim for. Economic damages refer to monetary losses that you suffered due to the cause of your injury. This means you can claim for things like medical bills, lost wages, and property damage, if your vision loss was due to a car crash.
Non-economic damages, the second group, are non-monetary losses. Vision loss impacts your day to day life, not just your job or your ability to pay bills, so you are likely suffering from a lowered quality of life, pain and suffering, and emotional trauma. However, Colorado has a cap on non-economic damages. These caps can differ from injury to injury, but are important to keep in mind.
If you or a loved one is dealing with vision loss due to someone else’s negligence, filing a claim is probably the last thing on your mind. You have medical bills to handle, are worrying about finding a new job, and are doing your best to emotionally deal with the fact that your vision will never be the same. We at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. may not be able to change what happened to you, but we can help win you the compensation you need and the justice you deserve. Contact us today at (303) 759-9945 or toll-free at (877) 433-3906 for a no charge initial consultation.