Vision loss can be a devastating injury, dramatically impacting your mobility, independence, and quality of life. At Pasternack Injury Law Group, we have seen firsthand how visual impairments from traumatic injuries can turn lives upside down. Over the past years, our San Diego personal injury attorneys have helped numerous visual impairment victims in the San Diego area get the compensation they deserve after accidents cause permanent damage to their eyesight.
If you or a loved one are now facing the challenges of living with a visual disability, you don’t have to go through it alone. We provide compassionate legal guidance so you can focus on what matters most – your health, family, and future. Contact us to learn more about visual injury claims and how an experienced personal injury lawyer can help.
What is a Visual Impairment Injury?
A visual impairment refers to any type of vision loss or dysfunction that can’t be corrected with glasses, contacts, or surgery. Visual disabilities range in severity from partial vision loss to total blindness. Impairments may affect central vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, ability to distinguish colors, or other aspects of sight.
Some common vision disorders resulting from injury include:
- Blindness – total or near-total loss of vision
- Low vision – significant vision loss that can’t be corrected
- Color blindness – inability to see certain colors
- Loss of visual field – loss of peripheral or side vision
- Depth perception problems – inability to gauge distance
Vision loss affects each person differently. While some adapt well, others struggle with completing daily tasks, participating in activities, working, or getting around safely. An experienced visual impairment injury attorney understands these challenges. We fight to help clients get compensation for medical bills, rehabilitation, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages stemming from their vision disability.
Common Causes of Visual Impairment Injuries
Vision impairments can stem from several types of serious personal injury accidents. At our firm, we have extensive experience handling claims and securing compensation for clients in many of these situations:
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
Traumatic brain injuries are one major cause of vision loss we see. Whether the damage results from a blow to the head in a car accident or a fall at work, trauma to the brain or visual pathways can lead to immediate or gradual vision impairment. We understand the complexities of these cases and have helped numerous traumatic brain injury victims get compensation when accidents left them visually disabled.
Car accidents are another common source of visual disability. The force of a collision can detach retinas or cause blunt trauma to the eyes and face. Airbags deploying improperly during crashes also often lead to severe eye and facial injuries we have litigated. No matter the degree of vision damage from a motor vehicle accident, our attorneys can help.
On-the-job accidents are a frequent cause of catastrophic eye injuries as well. Chemical splashes, fires, explosions, and falling workplace debris can all lead to blindness and vision impairment. Workers have a right to hold negligent third parties accountable in these situations. Our team has extensive experience advising injured workers and helping them pursue workers’ compensation or personal injury claims when workplace accidents damage their sight.
Medical malpractice is another avenue that can unfortunately lead to visual disability. Surgical errors, anesthesia mistakes, and medication side effects are some ways we have seen clients sustain permanent eye damage or vision loss. When medical negligence robs someone of their eyesight, we vigorously pursue maximum compensation for the victim.
Finally, defective products put consumers at risk of eye injuries daily. Faulty consumer goods like cleaning products, toys, fireworks, and construction equipment have caused catastrophic vision damage and blindness. Defective contact lenses and prescription eye drops are another source of vision loss we’ve successfully litigated in product liability cases. When a dangerous or defective product injures someone’s eyes, we help them hold the responsible parties financially accountable.
No matter the cause, our eye injury lawyers have the experience to build strong cases for those suffering visual disabilities due to someone else’s negligence. Please reach out for a free consultation if an accident has impacted your vision.
Diagnosing Visual Impairment Injuries
Pinpointing the cause and extent of vision damage is critical in injury claims. A diagnosis typically involves:
- Comprehensive eye exam – Tests visual acuity, peripheral vision, eye alignment, depth perception, and more.
- Retinal imaging – Scans inside the eye to assess retina health.
- Visual field testing – Maps central and peripheral vision.
- Neuro-ophthalmic exam – Evaluates optic nerve function.
- Imaging studies – CT scans and MRIs reveal eye and brain anatomy.
Our law firm collaborates with respected ophthalmologists to substantiate vision loss for demanding court cases. Diagnosing impairments early is key, as the prognosis often worsens over time.
Compensation for Visual Impairment Injuries
Severe vision damage merits substantial compensation. With an aggressive approach informed by decades of trial experience, our lawyers have recovered millions for clients totally or partially blinded by negligence. Compensation may cover:
- Medical expenses – Costs of emergency care, surgery, specialists, medication, devices, rehabilitation services, and more. Ongoing vision treatment is often required.
- Lost income – For missed work time and reduced earning capacity if vision loss prevents returning to a previous career.
- Pain and suffering – Monetary damages for physical and emotional trauma.
- Loss of enjoyment of life – Compensation for activities you can no longer participate in.
- Adaptive services and equipment – From guide dogs to Braille resources to vocational retraining.
Maximizing compensation requires meticulous calculation of current and future damages, skillful negotiation with insurance companies, and readiness to take a case to trial when needed.
Seeking Legal Representation
The claims process after a visual disability injury can be convoluted and challenging to navigate alone. Having an experienced visual impairment lawyer on your side levels the playing field. An attorney can handle the legwork while you focus on recovery – investigating the accident, bringing in expert testimony, demonstrating liability, quantifying losses, negotiating settlement offers, and taking the personal injury case to court if fair compensation isn’t offered voluntarily.
Our firm has recovered millions for injury victims in San Diego and through California. Each case is handled personally by an attorney dedicated to helping you move forward after vision loss. Between our legal experience and reputation with insurers, we are able to maximize payouts efficiently. Put our proven team on your side by requesting a free consultation today.
Contact Pasternack Injury Law Group Today
If an accident has left you or a loved one visually impaired, don’t go through it alone. Pasternack Injury Law Group has been fighting for the rights of the injured in San Diego for years. As a family-owned firm, we bring a personal touch to every case.
Our attorneys have recovered millions for those suffering permanent vision disabilities due to someone else’s negligence. We have the experience, reputation, and resources to build a strong claim on your behalf.
Don’t wait – reach out for a free case evaluation now. Our dedicated legal team is standing by to help you pursue maximum compensation so you can focus on recovery. With Pasternack Injury Law Group, you have compassionate counsel in your corner every step of the way.