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Losing your eyesight from an accident can be life-altering. Suddenly, you must learn how to live and support yourself without the aid of a key sense. Mallon & McCool, LLC understands the ongoing life adjustment that comes with vision loss. As your attorneys, we work to ensure that you are fully compensated by the parties who led to your injury.
What Type Of Accidents Cause Blindness?
Close to two million people in the United States suffer severe vision impairment. Preventable injuries impair the eyes of 500,000 people each year. Some injuries cause partial impairment, while other accidents lead to full, permanent blindness. Common causes of vision loss are:
Vehicle accidents – Motor vehicle crashes can lead to flying particles, such as glass, that injure victims’ eyes. In addition, motorists are often thrown from cars or crushed beneath vehicles, resulting in eye damage.
Medical malpractice – Negligence by medical professionals can cause serious vision loss. Types of medical malpractice that lead to blindness include:
- Surgical errors
- Failure to diagnose conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration
- Diabetes mismanagement
- Medication errors
Chemical spills – Toxic chemical spills such as those that occur during tractor trailer crashes can burn victims’ eyes and cause permanent vision problems. Routinely-hauled chemicals that can cause vision loss are:
- Toxic gases
Industrial accidents – Industrial fires and explosions can blind workers when chemicals, toxic gases or flying objects make contact with eyes.
Motorcycle accidents – Motorcyclists can lose their vision after being thrown from their motorcycle during a crash and making impact with hard surfaces, sharp objects or vehicle parts.
Work injuries –Blindness on the job often happens when employees are crushed, fall or are hurt by malfunctioning equipment. Workers also can come into contact with toxic liquids and gases that harm eyes.
Falls – Falls from short or long distances can injure eyes when victims fall into or onto sharp objects.
Falling objects –Falling objects such as glass, liquids or falling merchandise can blind victims.
Nursing home negligence –Improper care of nursing home residents can lead to blindness from untreated medical conditions, falls and lack of illness management.
Bright lights – Bright lights can damage eyes temporary or permanently. A lack of safety equipment for employees who work with bright lights, lasers or electrical objects often lead to vision loss.
Electrical shock – Electric shocks can cause blindness as the result of bright flashes or the electric shock itself.
Suffering vision loss means learning to adjust to a new way of life. Often, this means struggling to find work, child care and appropriate assistance services. If you have experienced vision loss because of a work accident or traffic crash, you do not have the time or energy to worry about legal battles. You can count on Mallon & McCool, LLC to successfully manage your blindness injury accident case while you focus on your recovery. Our experienced attorneys make sure you’re paid for your lost wages, medical needs and needless pain and suffering.
What Are The Signs Of Vision Loss?
In some cases, vision loss occurs instantly after an accident. In other cases, visual impairment happens slowly or is the ultimate result of other injuries from the accident. If you believe you are suffering from vision loss, contact your doctor or a health care professional immediately. The quicker you get medical attention, the better chance you have at retaining your sight. Signs of potential loss of eyesight are: