Just like most injuries, the severity of eye injuries can vary dramatically. The more severe eye injuries can end up leading to permanent vision loss, or even an accident victim losing an eye for life. The following are some of the common types of eye injuries:
Some of the other common examples of eye injuries that our team of attorneys has seen include:
The AAO has reported that there was about a 62% increase in eye injury treatment costs over a recent 10-year period, so now it typically costs more than $20,000 in order to comprehensively treat typical, preventable eye injuries.
Treatment options will always vary on a case-by-case basis, but there are many eye injuries that require invasive surgery to correct any serious eye damage and preserve the individual’s vision. There are some situations in which an eye injury victim will have to undergo multiple invasive surgeries in order to fully recover from an accident.
Most, if not all, eye injury victims also require long-term, extensive physical therapy. Eyes can take a very long time to fully heal, which coincides with consistent professional intervention to ensure that the recovery process remains on track.
It’s also important to note that there are many eye injuries that are unfortunately permanent, so in these cases, a “maximum” recovery isn’t necessarily a complete recovery.
Getting a full, comprehensive settlement offer is never an easy task no matter what type of injury an accident victim is suffering from, and this is primarily because insurance companies and defendants will always be aggressive in terms of fighting personal injury claims by trying to reduce their financial liability. This reduction in liability leads to less compensation for the injury victim.
The attorneys at Siler & Ingber, LLP are experienced with eye injury litigation and are always fully committed to holding all negligent parties 100% accountable. We work tirelessly until we’ve ensured that our clients have received their full and rightful compensation. When it comes to vision loss and eye injury cases, some of the common financial damages that are available include the following:
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