Visual Impairment Injuries happen everyday and can happen to anyone.

Visual impairment is a common consequence of personal injury incidents, such as car accidents, falls, and assaults. The loss or reduction of vision can be a debilitating condition that impacts an individual’s quality of life and ability to perform daily tasks. In some cases, visual impairment can even lead to permanent disability.

In this guide, we will explore the causes and symptoms of visual impairment after a personal injury incident, treatment options, legal options available, and how Abogadas305 in Miami can help.

Causes of Visual Impairment

Visual impairment can result from various incidents, including:

Head trauma, such as a concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI)

  • Eye injuries, such as a retinal detachment or corneal abrasion
  • Whiplash or neck injuries, which can cause vision changes or strain on the eyes
  • Exposure to toxic substances, such as chemicals or radiation
  • Infections or inflammation of the eye or surrounding tissues
  • Neurological conditions, such as stroke or multiple sclerosis

It is important to take precautions to prevent these types of injuries from worsening, such as seeking medical attention immediately after an accident or injury.

Steps to Take After Experiencing Visual Impairment

After experiencing visual impairment, it is crucial to take immediate action to protect your health and well-being and preserve any potential legal claims you may have.

Here are the steps to take after an injury that causes visual impairment.

  1. Seek medical attention. The first and most important step after any injury is to seek medical attention as soon as possible.
  2. Collect evidence. Gather evidence to support any potential legal claims you may have.
  3. Contact a personal injury law firm. If you have suffered visual impairment, it is in your best interest to contact a personal injury law firm as soon as possible.
  4. Follow doctor’s orders. This may include physical therapy, medication, or other forms of medical care.
  5. Keep records of your expenses. This includes medical bills, lost wages, and any other costs associated with the accident or injury.

Taking these steps after a visual impairment injury can help protect your health, legal rights, and financial well-being.

Signs & Symptoms of a Visual Impairment Injury

A visual impairment injury can manifest in various ways, including:

  • Blurred or double vision
  • Loss of peripheral vision
  • Sensitivity to light or glare
  • Difficulty seeing in low light conditions
  • Eye pain or discomfort
  • Seeing spots or flashes of light
  • Decreased color vision
  • Difficulty reading or focusing on objects
  • Headaches or dizziness
  • Feeling disoriented or off-balance

It is important to note that some symptoms may not appear until several hours or days after the injury. If you have been in an accident or experienced physical trauma, get medical attention if you experience any of these symptoms, even if they are delayed.

Legal Rights for Visual Impairment Injury Victims

Individuals who have suffered visual impairment injuries due to another party’s negligence have legal rights to seek compensation for their damages. Understanding these rights is crucial to ensure victims receive the financial support they need to recover from their injuries and move forward.

Establishing Negligence

The injured party must prove that another party’s negligence caused their visual impairment to seek compensation.

This may involve demonstrating that:

  • The at-fault party had a duty of care to the injured person (e.g., a driver has a responsibility to operate their vehicle safely)
  • The at-fault party breached their duty of care (e.g., by driving recklessly or failing to maintain a safe environment)
  • The breach of duty directly caused the visual impairment
  • The injured party suffered damages as a result of the injury (e.g., medical expenses, lost wages, pain, and suffering)

These three elements constitute the negligence factor, determining if your injury claim is valid.

Statute of Limitations

Florida’s statute of limitations sets a deadline for filing a personal injury claim, which can vary depending on the case’s specific circumstances. For injuries sustained before March 24, 2023, you have four years to file a lawsuit for a negligence claim. For injuries sustained after March 24, 2023, the statute of limitations is two years.

It is essential to consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after the injury to ensure that your claim is filed within the required time frame.

Compensation for Damages

If you have suffered a visual impairment injury due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for various damages.

These can include:

  • Medical expenses — Compensation for medical expenses cover the cost of treatment for your visual impairment injury, including doctor visits, physical therapy, medications, and any necessary surgeries or procedures.
  • Lost wages — If your injury has caused you to miss work or lose income, you may be entitled to compensation for your past and future wages.
  • Pain and suffering — Compensation for pain and suffering addresses the physical pain and emotional distress you have experienced due to your injury.
  • Emotional distress — In some cases, victims may be entitled to compensation for the psychological impact of their injury, such as anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life — If your visual impairment injury has significantly impacted your ability to enjoy your usual activities and hobbies, you may be entitled to compensation for this loss.

It is essential to consult with a personal injury attorney experienced in handling visual impairment injury cases to ensure your rights are protected and you receive the compensation you deserve.

How Abogadas305 Can Help

At Abogadas305, our law firm is experienced in handling all types of personal injuries, including visual impairment injuries.

Our team of experienced attorneys understands the unique challenges visual impairment injury victims face. We are committed to providing the personalized, compassionate representation you need to protect your rights and secure the compensation you deserve.

Here are just a few ways we can help you.

Comprehensive Case Evaluation

At Abogadas305, we thoroughly evaluate your case to determine the potential for a successful claim. This includes assessing the circumstances of the accident, reviewing medical records, and consulting with experts to establish the extent of your injuries and the negligence of the at-fault party.

Skilled Negotiation & Litigation

Our attorneys are skilled negotiators who will work tirelessly to secure a fair settlement on your behalf. We are well-versed in tactics insurance companies use to minimize payouts and have the experience to effectively counter their arguments.

If we cannot reach a fair settlement, our team is prepared to advocate for your rights in court, presenting a strong case to maximize your compensation.

Guidance & Support Throughout the Process

Dealing with visual impairment can be emotionally challenging and overwhelming. Our team is committed to providing the guidance and support you need throughout the legal process. We will keep you informed of the progress of your case, answer any questions you may have, and help you make informed decisions about your claim.

No Upfront Costs

At Abogadas305, we believe everyone deserves access to quality legal representation, regardless of their financial situation.

That’s why we work on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t pay any upfront costs or attorney fees unless we successfully recover compensation on your behalf. This ensures that you can focus on your recovery while we handle the legal aspects of your case.

Get Started With Abogadas305 Today

Do not let a visual impairment injury take over your life. Trust the experienced attorneys at Abogadas305 to fight for your rights and help you obtain the compensation you need to recover fully.

Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation. Allow Abogadas305 to guide you through the legal process and put you on the path to recovery.

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