During car crashes, drivers and passengers may be subjected to rapid changes in velocity, hit by a deploying airbag, or exposed to shards of broken glass and other foreign bodies. Any of these incidents can cause severe eye injuries or even loss of vision. Though facial traumas like these might not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of car accident injuries, they're actually quite common.
Car crash-related eye injuries include, but aren't limited to:
- Reduced vision or eye movement
- Cuts and scratches
- Blurred, double, or tunnel vision
- Presence of foreign objects
- Cornea scarring
- Puncture wounds
Car accident eye injuries may require costly medical treatment or time away from work to recover. In some cases, eye injuries can be debilitating or even disabling, making it difficult to care for yourself, complete daily tasks, or hold a job.
However, if you sustained a severe eye injury in a Georgia car crash caused by another person's or company's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for related medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages.
To protect your rights and build a strong case for compensation, seek immediate medical attention after the car accident—consulting with both a medical doctor and an ophthalmologist. Then, contact an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you understand your rights and options.
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If you suffered an eye injury in a crash caused by someone else's negligence, it's important to act quickly to protect your right to a fair financial recovery. I've helped countless accident victims pursue the personal injury compensation they need and deserve.
Find out what Van Sant Law can do for you. Please contact us online or call our office directly at 855.GA.INJURY or 404.991.5950 to schedule your free consultation.